Sexology

Barker, Meg John (2016). Sexology. In: Goldberg, Abbie E. ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, Volume 3. London: SAGE, pp. 1027–1031.

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Abstract

This entry provides an overview of sexology as a field of study. It begins by defining the term and considering its position in relation to psychology. Then, it provides an overview of the history of sexology, and then addresses the main projects which sexology has conventionally engaged with. Finally, it considers the emerging area of critical sexology: a more interdisciplinary form of sexology which has a close relationship to critical psychological thinking about sex and sexuality.

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