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Evans, David (2017) Sexualities. In: Turner, Bryan S., Kyung-Sup, Chang, Epstein, Cynthia, Kivisto, Peter, Outhwaite, William and Ryan, J. Michael, (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1118430873 (doi:

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Referring in a plural case to “sexualities” indicates significantly more than a contemporary strategy at being inclusive across a spectrum of sexual diversity. Given the less than optimum ways many people have been, and still are, treated, based on minority sexual identity, or their attractions, practices or gender differences, then using the plural case is a poignant reminder of the full wealth of humanity and not simply majoritarian representations of it.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bisexuality; Compulsory Heterosexuality; Gender; Heterosexism and Homophobia; Heterosexuality; Homosexuality; Identity Politics; Lesbianism; Queer Theory; Sexuality and Religion; Transgender and Transsexual
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 10:06
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