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Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality is a brief anthology of original readings that are perfect for Race and Ethnicity; Race, Class, and Gender; Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Social Inequality; Senior Capstone and other courses taught through the central lens of diversity. Like its companion Sociologists in Action volume, on social change and social justice, this collection brings together dozens of accounts of sociologists who are using their sociology to make a positive impact on society. Each of the 30 selections describe, through firsthand experience, how sociology can be used to address enduring problems of prejudice and discrimination based on race, nationality, class, gender, and sexuality. Discussion questions and suggested readings and resources at the end of every chapter will provide students with opportunities to delve further into the topics covered and help create full and nuanced discussions, grounded in the “real world” work of public and applied sociologists.
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Chapter 4: Sexuality
Our sexuality, how we express ourselves sexually, and to whom we are attracted, has a wide range of implications for our lives. As we write these words, 14 nations across the globe and 16 states and the District of Columbia in the United States have legalized gay marriage. The U.S. Federal government now recognizes same-sex marriages and confers federal marriage benefits to same-sex married couples. Still, there are large areas of the world in which those who are not heterosexual are at risk. Ironically, in a world where sexual images are used to sell many products, discomfort often accompanies discussions about sexuality. Sexual issues, from sexual orientation to sexual diseases, still tend to be hard for many people to talk about and often lead ...