[2] SOC395 - Sexology - SOC395 GENDER AND SEXUALITY Lecture 2 Sexology Based on ideologies reflects on class race cultural background on its researchers

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SOC395 – GENDER AND SEXUALITY January 21, 2016 Lecture 2: Sexology Based on ideologies; reflects on class, race, cultural background on its researchers - Katz, Jonathan Ned. 2007. The Invention of Heterosexuality. (Ch. 2, 4) Heterosexual - 1892 - First use of the term by James Kiernan - Meant sexual attraction between men and women o Sexual attraction for woman was a man’s desire and the other way around o No role for pleasure for sexual practice Reproductive aim o Mark of normality o When the acts of sexuality veered from reproductivity; abnormality raised - 1893 – Krafft Ebing o Hetero-sexual as opposite sex love Pleasure in sexuality As long as heterosexual was procreative; unconscious intention to reproduce (pg 21) Tight coupling of sexual orientation with gender roles Degradation of homosexuality; heterosexuality superior, more evolved, mature - Freud o Pleasure principle o “heterosexuals were made not born” Prior to Freud’s writings, heterosexuality was assumed; a property of the human race

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