Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies 4th Edition — Dr. Jenn’s Den

“Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays is an innovative, reader-friendly collection of essays that introduces the field of sexuality studies to undergraduate students. Examining the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of sexuality, this collection is designed to serve as a comprehensive yet accessible textbook for sexuality courses at the undergraduate level. The fourth edition adds 51 new essays whilst retaining 33 of the most popular essays from previous editions.

It features perspectives that are intersectional, transnational, sex positive, and attentive to historically marginalized groups along multiple axes of inequality, including gender, race, class, ability, body size, religious identity, age, and, of course, sexuality. Essays explore how a wide variety of social institutions, including medicine, religion, the state, and education, shape sexual desires, behaviors, and identities. Sources of, and empirical research on, oppression are discussed, along with modes of resistance, activism, and policy change.”

My essay is titled “What Do Vulnerability, Shame, and Mindfulness Have To Do With Intimacy?” and is based on the speaking that I do specifically for college students on campuses. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the variety of topics around sexuality today, check out this book!

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sociologist, College Speaker, Intimacy Coach

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