This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Disrupting Heterosexuality in Intergenerational Relations

Disrupting Heterosexuality in Intergenerational Relations

Disrupting heterosexuality in intergenerational relations
Chiara Bertone


The role of families in the reproduction and change of sexual norms is a classic topic in sociological enquiry that lately, and since heterosexuality has ceased to be taken for granted, is heading to new directions. Looking at reproduction has also come to mean asking how parents engage in perpetuating the idea that heterosexuality is the natural and normal form of sexuality, and in securing that their children grow up as heterosexuals. A key contribution to this problematization surrounding reproduction has come from studies looking into what happens when other sexual identities and practices burst into this heteronormative picture.

Discussions on how heterosexuality is reproduced or challenged in intergenerational relations, ...

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