Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. With an increasingly diverse ageing population, we need to expand our understanding of how social divisions intersect to affect outcomes in later life.
This edited collection examines ageing, gender, and sexualities from multidisciplinary and geographically diverse perspectives and looks at how these factors combine with other social divisions to affect experiences of ageing. It draws on theory and empirical data to provide both conceptual knowledge and clear ‘real-world’ illustrations.
The book includes section introductions to guide the reader through the debates and ideas and a glossary offering clear definitions of key terms and concepts.
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it?
A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data.
Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.
Following the development of anti-retroviral therapies (ARVs), many people affected by HIV in the 1980s and 1990s have now been living with the condition for decades.
Drawing on perspectives from leading scholars in Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and the US, as well as research from India and Kenya, this book explores the experiences of sex and sexuality in individuals and groups living with HIV in later life (50+). Contributions consider the impacts of stigma, barriers to intimacy, physiological sequelae, long-term care, undetectability, pleasure and biomedical prevention (TasP and PrEP).
With increasing global availability of ARVs and ageing populations, this book offers essential future directions, practical applications and implications for both policy and research.
387 Families, Relationships and Societies • vol 3 • no 3 • 387–403 • © Policy Press 2014 • #FRS Print ISSN 2046 7435 • Online ISSN 2046 7443 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674314X14037717559163 research Mothers, daughters and sex: the negotiation of young women’s sexuality in Britain and Hong Kong Stevi Jackson, email@example.com University of York, UK Petula Sik Ying Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org University of Hong Kong In Western sociology, much has been made of the impact of rapid social change on sexual lives over the last half century, represented as a
ARTICLE Gender, sexuality and the limits of the law Elizabeth Mills Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK ABSTRACT This article reflects on a programme of research conducted by gender and sexuality activists, academics and legal practitioners in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. Running over 4 years, the Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme (SPLP) aimed to generate new evidence-based knowledge and policy options to support efforts that would strengthen, through legal reform, the rights of lesbian, gay
1 ONE Introduction: intersections of ageing, gender and sexualities Andrew King, Kathryn Almack and Rebecca L. Jones Introduction This book aims to encourage thinking about ageing as it relates to (at least) two other key aspects of people’s lives: their gender and their sexuality, or more precisely how ageing, gender and sexuality co-construct one another. This first chapter explains how this book emerged and developed, its key themes and structure. In so doing, the chapter will discuss intersectionality, multi-disciplinarity and why, as editors, we think
31 TWO Sex, sexuality and society So far this book has outlined some of the biological ideas that inform our understanding of sex and sexuality. This chapter looks at how ideas have developed from the rather polarised debates about the influence of nature or nurture into ways that question the need to understand sex and sexuality through creating categories in which to place people. Some of the ways in which these ideas have been rethought are through the application of social constructionist and discourse theorising, recognising that how we talk and make sense
193 SEVEN Liberty, gender and sexuality Whatever your views on religion or on the role of the Churches, this is a hugely significant thing to say about a society like Ireland’s: that its main source of moral direction for the last 1,500 years has become, by and large, incomprehensible to the society. And remember, this is argued from inside that system of beliefs, not from the outside. Modern thinking, on the other hand, works in an utterly different way. It accepts that different people have different ideas of perfection, and that no agreement on what is
129 SEVEN Closer to touch: sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men’s lives Linn J. Sandberg We sleep in separate bedrooms for many years, not to disturb each other during sleep. Before going to bed I sat on Iris’ bedside and caressed/scratched her back for a while before she got tired and went to sleep.… Slept well and had no pain anywhere in my body. Iris massaged my back and shoulders. Crawled into her bed and we enjoyed the warmth of each other’s bodies for half an hour. These are the words of an 84-year-old Swedish man, Owe, from a ‘body
95 Older people, sexuality and intimacy SIX Older people, sexuality and intimacy Contents Introduction 95 Sexuality and the quality of life across ages 97 Images of older people and sexuality 97 Distaste 99 Changes in attitudes 100 Sexual activity 101 Physical changes over time 101 Psychological factors 102 Social contexts 103 Sexuality and intimacy: the views of older people 103 Professional support 106 Key points • Older people are assumed to have lost interest in sex, but this is an assumption that is not supported by evidence. • Some physical changes occur