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Weeks, Jeffrey 1945-

Works: 93 works in 532 publications in 4 languages and 10,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Directories  Bibliography  Sources  Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, wpr
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Weeks
Sex, politics, and society : the regulation of sexuality since 1800 by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major work explores the transformation of attitudes to sexuality over the last 200 years. It provides detailed discussions of class differences, the significance of family, the changing experiences of childhood, changing concepts of female sexuality, the development of theories of homosexuality and the role of class. Since the first edition of this major work was published in 1981 Britain has experienced major social and political transformations, which have had a significant impact on the regulation of sexuality. This book has been revised and a new chapter examines the effects of AIDS and its relationship to the new 'moral agenda' that has emerged in recent years. --back cover
Sexuality by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

88 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of 'Sexuality' features new material on AIDS, queer theory and the influence of postcolonial theory. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of sexuality and a discussion of its cultural and socio-historical construction, as well as of issues of state regulation
Sexuality and its discontents : meanings, myths, & modern sexualities by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few topics evoke so much anxiety and pleasure, pain and hope, discussion and silence as sexuality. Throughout the Christian era it has been a major moral preoccupation. Since the eighteenth century it has also been the focus of 'scientific' exploration and political activity. But, despite this obsessive concern, we are still as baffled as our predecessors about the 'true' meaning of sex. In this book Jeffrey Weeks unravels the dense web of historical, theoretical and political forces that have culminated in the contemporary crisis of sexual meanings and values. The book begins with a powerful evocation of our present discontents and their potent signs: the rise of the New Right, the retreat of progressive forces and a wave of moral panics around sex. It argues that this crisis is rooted in a tradition which has ascribed an inflated importance to sexuality, whilst claiming a privileged access to truth. The author then examines radical debates of recent years, and asks whether they contain the potentiality for taking us beyond the existing boundaries of sexuality. From this analysis emerges a controversial 'radical pluralist' approach to sexuality built on an acceptance of diversity and choice. - from Google Books
Invented moralities : sexual values in an age of uncertainty by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invented Moralities asks us to move beyond the narrow focus on "right" and "wrong" sexual behavior, and instead turn our attention to the ethics of how we engage with the shifting landscapes of sexuality. As Weeks puts it, we need to develop "an ethic of relationships, not a morality of [sex] acts." As a point of entry into the debate on values, Invented Moralities presents an imperative for the contemporary Left. In an even broader sense, this important work offers a celebration of individual freedom and the rich diversity of human goals
Same sex intimacies : families of choice and other life experiments by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extensive interviews with people in a variety of non-traditional relationships, this book argues that developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family and intimate relationships in society at large, and that each can cast light on the other. Same Sex Intimacies offers vivid accounts of the different ways non-heterosexual people have been able to create meaningful intimate relationships for themselves, and highlights the role of individual agency and collective endeavour in forging these 'life experiments': as friends, partners, parents and as members of communities. This book will provide compelling reading for students of the family, sexuality and lesbian and gay studies."--Jacket
Between the acts : lives of homosexual men, 1885-1967( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peoples lives are complex, contradictory and inconsistent. They can also be rich and passionate, at times lonely, at times exciting. This book reflects this in the life stories of 15 homosexual men in the years when homosexual acts were illegal in the UK
Coming out : homosexual politics in Britain from the nineteenth century to the present by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de homo-emancipatie in Engeland, waarin aan de orde komen: de veranderende begripsomschrijving van homoseksualiteit; belangrijke hervormers als Havelock Ellis en Edward Carpenter; de onzichtbaarheid van lesbiënnes en hun relatie tot de vrouwenbeweging; hervormingsstrategieën in de loop van de tijd; en de Gay Liberation Movement van de jaren '70
Sexual cultures : communities, values, and intimacy by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new sociology of sexuality has a two-fold aim: to demonstrate how the social shapes the sexual; and to analyse how the sexual in turn becomes a focal point for personal identity, cultural anxiety value debates and political action. Drawing on papers from the 1994 British Sociological Association annual conference on 'Sexualities in Social Context', this volume bring together key contributors to this stimulating new approach. Topics covered include theoretical developments, the relationships between history and contemporary controversies, community and identity, especially in the context of AIDS, value conflicts and changes in the meanings of intimacy. The book as a whole offers a significant contribution into debates on sexuality as well as to the more general broadening of the sociological agenda."--Jacket
Against nature : essays on history, sexuality, and identity by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world we have won : the remaking of erotic and intimate life by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The World We Have Won' is a major study of transformations in erotic and intimate life since 1945. It addresses the changes that have transformed our ways of being, from welfarism to the pill, women's and gay liberation, from globalisation, consumerism and individualisation to new forms of intimacy
Socialism and the new life : the personal and sexual politics of Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis by Sheila Rowbotham( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexualities and society : a reader( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a selection of recent scholarship on human sexualities, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Addressing sexualities in global perspective, the volume introduces some of the most exciting texts in the field, bringing together a collection ofcontemporary research
The languages of sexuality by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words, Freud once wrote, are like magic. Nowhere have words been more magical than in the writing of sexuality. Through words we learn what is good or bad, pleasurable or painful, significant and insignificant. The words used about sexuality do not simply describe something out there. They help shape what sexuality is. A clearly written presentation of complex ideas, this book provides a pathway to further reading. Arranged alphabetically it is a compendium of one hundred words that are key to the understanding of contemporary sexualities
What is sexual history? by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the 1970s the history of sexuality was a marginalized practice. Today it is a flourishing field, increasingly integrated into the mainstream and producing innovative insights into the ways in which societies shape and are shaped by sexual values, norms, identities and desires. In this book, Jeffrey Weeks sets out clearly and concisely how sexual history has developed, and its implications for our understanding of the ways we live today. The emergence of a new wave of feminism and lesbian and gay activism in the 1970s transformed the subject, heavily influenced by new trends in social and cultural history, radical sociological insights and the impact of Michel Foucault's work. The result was an increasing emphasis on the historical shaping of sexuality, and on the existence of many different sexual meanings and cultures on a global scale. With chapters on, amongst others, lesbian, gay and queer history, feminist sexual history, the mainstreaming of sexual history, and the globalization of sexual history, What is Sexual History? is an indispensable guide to these developments"--Back cover
The Lesser evil and the greater good : the theory and politics of social diversity( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family studies--information needs and resources : the report of the Review Panel on Family Studies by Jeffrey Weeks( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources in British political history, 1900-1951 : compiled for the British Library of Political and Economic Science by Chris Cook( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1970 to 1977 a major project to uncover source material for students of contemporary British history and politics was undertaken at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. Fiananced by the Social Science Research Council, and under the direction of Dr Chris Cook, this project has attempted a unique and systematic operation to locate, and then to make readily available, those archives that provide the indispensable source material for the contemporary historian. This volume (the fifth in the series) provides a guide to the papers of propagandists who were influential in British public life. Included in this volume are the papers of such persons as newspaper editors, leading economists, social reformers, socialist thinkers, trade unionists, industrialists and a variety of theologians and philanthropists. In all, this volume not only completes the findings of the project but opens up the archive sources of a hitherto neglected area of research into contemporary social and political history
Family directory : information resources on the family( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, vulnerability, and HIV/AIDS by Peter Aggleton( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sexuality and its discontents : meanings, myths, & modern sexualities
Alternative Names
Jeffrey Weeks brit történész, szociológus

Jeffrey Weeks Brits historicus

Jeffrey Weeks sociòleg britànic

Jeffrey Weeks sociólogo británico

Jeffrey Weeks sociologue britannique

Weeks, Jeffrey

جفری ویکس(جامعه شناس)

ウィークス, ジェフリー


SexualitySexuality and its discontents : meanings, myths, & modern sexualitiesInvented moralities : sexual values in an age of uncertaintySame sex intimacies : families of choice and other life experimentsBetween the acts : lives of homosexual men, 1885-1967Coming out : homosexual politics in Britain from the nineteenth century to the presentSexual cultures : communities, values, and intimacyAgainst nature : essays on history, sexuality, and identity