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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 SAGE Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1-4833-7130-1, 978-1-4833-7130-6
Keywords: sexology; LGBTQ
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 47716
Depositing User: Meg-John Barker
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 17:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47716
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