3. Introductions to the social construction of sexuality

Harding, J. (2003). Investigating sex: Essentialism and constructionism. In LaFont, Suzanne. (ed.) Constructing Sexualities: Readings in Sexuality, Gender, and Culture. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Hawkes, Gail, and John Scott (eds). (2005). Perspectives in Human Sexuality. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. (Especially Chapter 2, Sexuality and Social Theory.)

Tiefer, Leonore. (1994). Sex is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays. Westview Press. (See Chapter 2, Social constructionism and the study of human sexuality.)

Weeks, Jeffrey. (1986). Sexuality. New York: Tavistock.

Weeks, Jeffrey. (2011). The Languages of Sexuality. London and New York: Routledge. (See entries Sexuality, Sexual identity, Sexual orientation, Sexual cultures, Sexual diversity, etc.).