New titles: How Sex Got Screwed Up (Book One and Book Two)

History has a lot to answer for when it comes to sex. Something that becomes highly apparent when reading Jon Knowles’ two-part publication (Book One: From the Stone Age to the Enlightenment, Book Two: From Victoria to Our Own Times). Laying bare the historical discourses that continue to define our attitudes to sex and gender, Knowles expertly weaves together a fascinating and informative account of sex from the Stone Age to the 21st century. In the year that saw Australia’s first gay couples wed and the #MeToo movement sweep across the globe, this is a timely and provocative contribution to the field of sexology and historical studies, in general. We invite you to dive head first into the extraordinary journey of ‘how sex got screwed up’.

“[This volume] is a remarkable achievement … [that explores] sexual myths and laws from sources including anthropology, sociology, and philosophy, to reveal the tyranny of religion and politics…

You may get disconcerted from time to time reading about the overwhelming, punitive powers of those obsessed with making sex a negative and sinful expression of human nature, but I guarantee you will never be bored.”

Carol Cassell Ph.D. Former president, The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Page last updated on October 2nd 2018. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.

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