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Unformatted text preview: Part-IV Social Inequality " If cases overturning laws against interracial marriages in some American states and those making contraception legal (ibid,). Sexual freedom became symbolic of other types of freedom, and sexuality became central to many westerners’ understanding of themselves (ibid.). This Was especially true among the youth. More on Canadian legal changes that took place during this period are out- lined below. From SBxual Deviants to Deviance to Margins to Mainstream Sociology is noted for its theoretical explanations of deviance From its theorizing and research on deviance, sociology has exposed diverse sexual cultures, producing .rantiartis in Pannier Magazines :1 number of significant insights about sexuality (lrvine, 2005). From the Chicago School onward, researchers studying sexual minorities argued For the necessity to concurrently study dominant sexual institutions and def» initions. After all, sexuality is governed and regulated by social norms, or shared expectations about what is con— sidered to be culturally desirable and appropriate, and, at the same time, by what is considered to be culturaliy deviant. But cultural norms change. Sharon Marcus, for example, notes that library shelves tell interesting storia. Thirty years ago it took no time to get from feminism to homosexuality in the stacks in libraries, and homosexual- ity was csandwiched between bestiality and incest, on one side, and prostitution, sadism, fetishism, masturbation and emasculation, on the other] (Marcus, 2005: 192}. ...
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