Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late by Joan Cadden

By Joan Cadden

In his Problemata, Aristotle supplied medieval thinkers with the get together to inquire into the usual explanations of the sexual wishes of fellows to behave upon or be acted upon via different males, hence bringing human sexuality into the purview of average philosophers, whose goal it was once to provide an explanation for the motives of gadgets and occasions in nature. With this philosophical justification, a few overdue medieval intellectuals requested even if such inclinations may possibly come up from anatomy or from the mental methods of behavior formation. because the fourteenth-century thinker Walter Burley saw, "Nothing normal is shameful." The authors, scribes, and readers prepared to "contemplate base issues" by no means argued that they weren't vile, yet such a lot did percentage the conviction that they can be explained.

From the proof that has survived in manuscripts of and regarding the Problemata, narratives emerge: a chronicle of the earnest makes an attempt of medieval scientific theorists and usual philosophers to appreciate the reason for gay wants and pleasures by way of common approaches, and an ongoing debate to whether the sciences have been built or accredited to house such topics in any respect. Mining thousands of texts and decoding commentaries, indices, abbreviations, and marginalia, Joan Cadden indicates how ecu students deployed a customary set of philosophical instruments and a number of rhetorical thoughts to supply clinical methods to sodomy.

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Interdependencies Between Fertility and Women's Labour by Anna Matysiak

By Anna Matysiak

The ebook explores interlinkages among women’s employment and fertility at either a macro- and a micro-level in european member states, Norway and Switzerland. equally as many different reviews at the subject, it refers back to the cross-country edition within the macro-context for explaining  cross-country modifications in women’s labour offer and fertility degrees. in spite of the fact that, unlike different experiences, which mostly specialize in Western Europe, it extends the dialogue to vital and jap eu nations. additionally, it appears to be like on the macro-context from a multi-dimensional standpoint, indicating its 4 dimensions as correct for fertility and women’s employment offerings: financial (living standards), institutional (family policies), structural (labour marketplace structures), and cultural (social norms). a different characteristic of the learn is the improvement of indices that degree the depth of institutional, structural, and cultural incompatibilities among women’s employment and fertility. those indices are used for score ecu international locations from the point of view of the country-specific stipulations for paintings and relations reconciliation. a rustic the place those stipulations are the worst, yet the place ladies are also perceived as very important source of revenue companies, is picked up for an in-depth empirical learn of the interrelationship among fertility and women’s employment offerings.

Finally, opposed to the assessment of theoretical recommendations predominantly used for learning interdependencies among fertility and women’s labour offer the booklet assesses the micro-level empirical experiences to be had at the subject and proposes an analytical process for modelling the 2 variables. Thereby, it additionally contributes to methodological advancements within the field.

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Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology by Klaus Krippendorff

By Klaus Krippendorff

because the e-book of the 1st variation of Content research: An creation to Its Methodology, the textual textile during which modern society capabilities has passed through an intensive transformation: particularly, the continued info revolution. this day, content material research has turn into an effective replacement to public opinion research—a approach to monitoring markets, political leanings, and rising principles, how to settle felony disputes, and an method of discover person human minds.

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Male Intergenerational Intimacy: Historical, by Alex Van Naerssen,Theo Sandfort

By Alex Van Naerssen,Theo Sandfort

This groundbreaking ebook provides new historic, criminal, sociological, mental, and cross-disciplinary study on male intergenerational intimacy. specialists completely record and additional the dialogue approximately this sector of analysis via historic and ethnological examples from assorted instances and areas, and target to explain how controversies concerning the topic have advanced in smooth Western society. The editors of Male Intergenerational Intimacy have solicited unique learn and literature studies which don't digress into emotional arguments for or opposed to intergenerational intimacy yet in its place goal to set up the fundamentals for a research-based scholarship.

The members deal with the results of intergenerational intimacy on a number of levels--from friendship and companionship via sexual dimensions--and extra examine own bills to demonstrate how contributors enthusiastic about intergenerational intimacy comprehend themselves and the way they build their strategies of intimacy and sexual identification. members additionally take care of intergenerational intimacy behaviors that require counseling, therapy, and psychotherapeutic interventions from a good method. eventually, separate chapters care for criminology concerns and penal codes as they relate to the topic area.

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Sexual Offending: Predisposing Antecedents, Assessments and by Amy Phenix,Harry M. Hoberman

By Amy Phenix,Harry M. Hoberman

This professional reference offers a wide, complete evaluate of the key domain names of sexual offending. starting with an built-in etiological version of sexual offending, chapters keep on with addressing the first predisposing stipulations concerning sexual offending (e.g. pedophilic, hebephilic, paraphilic rape and non-contact paraphilic issues, hyper sexuality and character factors). moreover, certain subgroups of sexual offenders (females, early life and the intellectually disable) are thought of. either huge and particular views at the review of sexual offenders are supplied. Overviews are provided of scientific and forensic reviews of such offenders and the software of based mental review. a singular conceptual version of danger overview is proposed. extra in particular, all of the fundamental methods or tools on the topic of chance evaluate of sexual offending are addressed: the Static danger review measures, the intercourse criminal probability Appraisal advisor, based expert judgment, and the various measures of dynamic or criminogenic wishes review. ultimately, a number of facets of administration of sexual offenders are mentioned together with versions of psychosocial therapy, the query of the effectiveness of such therapy, organic interventions, civil dedication, circles of help, and the containment method of group administration. Chapters are authored by way of either in demand specialists and skilled pros for a breadth of standpoint.

Among the subjects lined:

  • Pedophilic, Hebephilic, Rape Paraphilic problems and the range of Non touch sexual offending conditions
  • Personality, similar stipulations, & their organization with sexual offending: motivators and disinhibition in context.
  • Disorders of hyper sexuality.
  • Assessments of sexual offenders, together with the position of mental trying out, scientific & interview techniques, in addition to forensic evaluations
  • Conceptual types of chance overview & dialogue of particular static, dynamic & dependent scientific danger review approaches
  • Models of & studies of therapy consequence with sexual offenders, together with psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and castration, the containment technique, civil dedication & circles of support
  • Overview of public coverage matters & an evidence-based point of view on intercourse criminal registration and home regulations.

This breadth of fabric in Sexual Offenders can assist practitioners achieve a number of degrees of medical perception in addition to giving them updated sensible instruments and methods for operating with this frustrating type of individuals.

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Serene Urbanism: A biophilic theory and practice of by Phillip James Tabb

By Phillip James Tabb

Serenity is turning into alarmingly absent from our day-by-day lifestyles, specially in the city context. Time is dense and house is tumultuous. the belief of the serene has won foreign money in postmodern discussions, and whilst mixed with urbanism conjures questions, even contradictions, because the principles appear inconceivable but their correspondence turns out so inherently fascinating. built-in, those constructs current layout demanding situations as they happen in differing methods around the rural–urban transect.


In reaction, Part I of this publication establishes the theoretical framework via diversified modern views, and concludes with a transparent rationalization of a concept of serene urbanism. The confident features of urbanism and worthy traits of the serene are explored and regarding sustainability, biophilia, placemaking and environmental layout. either ideas and examples are offered as compelling photographs for the thought of those new city landscapes. Part II of the paintings is an in-depth exploration and research of serene city rules with regards to the intentional neighborhood being created outdoors of Atlanta, Georgia, united states. "Serenbe" is the identify given to this position to commemorate the worth and nuance among the serene and urban.

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Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka: Sex and by Robert Aldrich

By Robert Aldrich

Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, used to be lengthy recognized to travelers for its luxuriant landscapes, vibrant temples and pleasant population – the island as soon as named Serendip. This ebook explores the sojourns of homosexual viewers from the past due 1800s to the fashionable day, supplying a historical past of homosexuality, commute and cultural come upon at the island.


The booklet bargains profiles of significant figures in Sri Lankan tradition and of gay viewers, either well-known and notorious, to the island. It discusses the reviews of sojourners together with the Victorian social reformer Edward wood worker and the German naturalist Ernst Haeckel, such British and American writers as Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke, and the Australian painter Donald buddy. It additionally can pay specific awareness to Lionel Wendt, essentially the most vital modernist photographers outdoor Europe. For those figures, an erotic appreciation of younger males whom they encountered combined with curiosity in Sinhalese paintings, Buddhist and Hindu spirituality, and the natural world of the island. Their studies encouraged sleek writing, paintings and dance. Cultural impacts moved in either instructions, although, and Sri Lankans additionally chanced on proposal from in a foreign country. The booklet argues that homosexuals performed an important function within the transmission of cultural impacts from Sri Lanka to the remainder of the area, and from the broader international to this Indian Ocean island.


Providing an unique research of homosexual cultures in Sri Lanka from Victorian encounters to the current day, this e-book is the 1st learn of Sri Lanka as a domain of homosexual trip. a great learn of trans-national cultural trade, sexuality and the relationships among them, it will likely be of curiosity to lecturers within the box of Asian reports, Colonial heritage and homosexual and Queer Studies.

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Female Prostitution in Costa Rica: Historical Perspectives, by Anne Hayes

By Anne Hayes

This e-book analyzes the advance of woman prostitution within the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica in the course of the complex degree of the espresso exporting economic climate (1880-1930), on the top of the consolidation of the liberal kingdom. Hayes argues that prostitution within the port differed from that of the espresso generating highlands as a result of differential financial, social, and political improvement. within the outer edge of Puntarenas, the advance of prostitution mirrored a much less stigmatized view of sexual trade than that of the highlands, the place prostitution, even supposing criminal, threatened the tenets of liberal nationalism in accordance with racial homogeneity and kin values. ladies of the highlands have been inspired to breed the nation's "more ecu" inventory of staff and to make sure the criminal transference of estate via criminal church marriages - either a part of a layout to stabilize the espresso exporting undertaking. against this, prostitutes and different operating ladies of Puntarenas, many immigrants from the "less ecu" populations of neighboring areas and so much in concubinage, have been freer to do what the legislation prescribed - check in as prostitutes in valid exchange. Such neighborhood disparities demonstrate weaknesses in conventional factors of Costa Rican exceptionalism, that have rested at the premise of cultural homogeneity and feature mirrored the realities of just one zone of the rustic. The e-book advances another reason for the advance of the nation's extra democratic associations, situating Costa Rican exceptionalism within the nation's loose hard work approach, of which the hard work prostitute in Puntarenas offers an example.

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Evidence-based Approaches to Sexuality Education: A Global by Jr., James J. Ponzetti

By Jr., James J. Ponzetti

This is the 1st ebook to supply a multidisciplinary and worldwide review of evidence-based sexuality education (SE) programs and practices. Readers are brought to the basics of making potent courses to organize them to layout new or enforce latest courses that advertise fit sexual attitudes and relationships. famous individuals from a variety of disciplines seriously overview evidence –based courses from worldwide and during the lifespan. Examples and dialogue questions inspire software of the fabric. assistance if you happen to desire to layout, enforce, and overview SE courses in a variety of social contexts is supplied. every one bankruptcy follows a constant constitution so readers can simply evaluate courses: studying targets; advent; end; Key issues; dialogue Questions; and extra assets. The editor taught human sexuality and kinfolk lifestyles schooling classes for years. This booklet studies the most important details that his scholars had to develop into efficient pros.



Highlights of the book’s insurance include:




  • Interdisciplinary, entire precis of evidence-based SE courses in a single volume.



  • Prepares readers for pro perform as a qualified family members lifestyles Educator (CFLE) or intercourse educator via highlighting the basics of constructing and imposing SE programs.



  • Exposes readers to evidence-based SE courses from numerous social contexts together with households, colleges, groups, and non secular institutions.



  • Considers the developmental context of SE around the lifespan in addition to courses for LGBT members and individuals with disabilities.



  • Critically experiences SE courses from around the globe together with the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin the USA, and different constructing countries.



The booklet opens with an historic review. half I specialise in basic frameworks of sexuality schooling together with UNESCO’s foreign Technical directions. how you can improve, bring, and enforce proof dependent SE courses, together with moral matters, are explored partially II. half III exposes readers to evidence-based courses in a number of social contexts--families, colleges, groups, and non secular associations. half IV considers the developmental context of SE from early formative years via youth and maturity in addition to courses for LGBT participants and individuals with disabilities. half V examines assorted worldwide contexts from the U.S., Latin the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and different constructing international locations. The e-book concludes with destiny traits and directions.



Ideal for graduate or complex undergraduate classes in intercourse schooling, sexual future health, human sexuality, intercourse or marriage counseling, intimate relationships, kinfolk existence schooling, or domestic, institution, and group providers taught in human improvement and relatives reports, psychology, social paintings, wellbeing and fitness schooling, nursing, schooling, and faith, and in seminaries and relations clinics, the e-book additionally serves as a source for practitioners, counselors, researchers, clergy individuals, and coverage makers drawn to facts dependent SE courses, or these looking to turn into CFLEs or sexuality educators.

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Sexuality and Aging: Clinical Perspectives by Jennifer Hillman

By Jennifer Hillman

regardless of carrying on with ageist ideals that sexuality is a privilege designed just for the younger and bodily fit, study keeps to point that most of older adults retain curiosity in sexuality and should interact in enjoyable sexual habit good into their final decade of lifestyles. regrettably, many execs stay blind to basic wisdom of aged sexuality, together with the anticipated and general physiological adjustments that may happen in the context of either female and male getting older. The presence of continual sickness and different scientific difficulties definitely can impact the expression of an getting older adult’s sexuality, and emergent examine means that there are potent how you can do something about menopause, center affliction, arthritis, incontinence, diabetes, sleep issues, breast melanoma, prostate melanoma, and erectile disorder (ED), between others. Dramatic adjustments have taken position in the final decade by myself when it comes to non-surgical therapy for incontinence and ED, with kinds of intercourse remedy, biofeedback, and PDE-5 inhibitors. unfortunately, many getting older adults and their care companies stay blind to their elevated probability components for STDs, together with HIV an infection through lack of understanding, adjustments within the vaginal lining, and commonplace declines in immune functionality. Estimates recommend that by means of the yr 2020, greater than 1/2 all participants residing with HIV should be over the age of fifty. even supposing a few top of the range expert books can be found for clinicians, they generally tend to be disjointed learn bibliographies, edited volumes on a narrowly centred point of aged sexuality, or texts which are greater than 10 years previous. With the level of latest details on hand concerning sexuality and getting older, an up to the moment, empirically established textual content is necessary.

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