Disorders of Desire is the only book to tell the story of the development and impact of sexology-the scientific study of sex-in the United States. In this era of sex scandals, culture wars, \u0022Sex in the City,\u0022 and new sexual enhancement technologies (like erectile dysfunction drugs), its critique of sexology is even more relevant than it was when the book was first published in 1990. This revised and expanded edition features new chapters addressing: &&LI&&The diagnosis of \u0022sex addiction\u0022in the 1970s and its social and political implications.&&/LI&&&&/UL&& &&LI&&New developments within the field of sexology, including the \u0022Viagra Revolution\u0022 that began in the 1990s. &&/LI&&&&/UL&& &&LI&&The pharmaceutical industry's role in the development of sexual enhancements and the search for the female equivalent of Viagra.&&/LI&&&&/UL&&
Janice M. Irvine is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Talk About Sex: The Battles over Sex Education in the United States and the editor of Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Sexualities (Temple). In 2005, she received the Simon and Gagnon Award from the Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association.
Preface to the Revised and Expanded EditionIntroductionPart I. The Emergence of Scientific Sexology1. Toward a "Value-Free" Science of Sex: The Kinsey Reports2. Science, Medicine, and a MarketPart II. Sexology at a Crossroad: Consolidation and Confusion3. The Humanistic Theme in Sexology4. Sexual Science and Sexual Politics5. Conflict and Accommodation: Who Defines Sexuality?Part III. The Practice of Scientific Sexology: Sex Therapy and Gender Research6. Repairing the Conjugal Bed: The Clinical Practice of Modern Sex Therapy7. Regulated Passions: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sex Addiction8. Boys Will Be Girls: Contemporary Research on GenderConclusionAfterwordNotesIndex