An interpretation of desire: essays on the study of sexuality

  • Author: John H. Gagnon
  • Editora: Garamond
  • ISBN: 857617091-4

An Interpretation of Desire offers a comprehensive collection of major essays by sociologist John Gagnon, one of the leading and most inspiring figures in sexuality research. Spanning his work from the 1970s, when he continued to explore the idea that sexuality is mediated by social processes and categories – thereby laying the groundwork for Foucault – and extending to his transition to questions of desire, during Since the 1990s, these essays represent an essential introduction to the study of sexuality in the twentieth century.

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