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By Sue Scott, David Morgan

Concentrating on the sociological embodiment of assorted "social actors", the authors think of the next hyperlinks with the limitations of lifestyle i.e. the male physique, girl therapists, physique developers, marital and sexual counsellors, intercourse employees. They current fresh or new study findings on facets of the physique, versions from what's conventionally noticeable as "natural" and view and query elements of self-image as opposed to society's expectancies. a few advancements in discussions of the physique on such subject matters as feminist concept, the examine of future health and sickness and cultural conception are provided as a chain of essays which exhibit the diversity of pursuits mentioned.; The booklet is geared toward undergraduates/postgraduates scholars and academics in sociology, cultural reports, women's and gender reviews.

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Between these two positions, clinical medicine seeks to isolate the organic causes of sexual dysfunction, responding with drug treatments and surgical interventions. The sexual acts of marital bodies have thus become a site for major theoretical and professional disagreements. And whilst the nosology of sexual dysfunction represents a common vocabulary between the different approaches, there are major disputes about the cause and cure of such ‘conditions’ as ‘premature ejaculation’ or ‘orgasmic dysfunction’.

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The implications of the rise of sex therapy programmes within Marriage Guidance were twofold. First, the programmes represented a continuation of the early preoccupation with sexual issues which characterized the founders of the movement; they should not therefore be seen as an attempt to promote the wider cause of sexual liberation. As Finch and Summerfield have observed about the postwar period: ‘Marital stability was 28 BODY MATTERS increasingly seen as dependent on both contraception and sexual pleasure’ (1991:12).

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