The People's Book of Human Sexuality : Expanding the Sexology Archive, Paperback / softback Book

The People's Book of Human Sexuality : Expanding the Sexology Archive Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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This collection aims to fill in the deep gaps of vital contributions that have been erased from the sexuality field, illuminating the historical and current work, strategies, solutions, and thoughts from sexologists that have been excluded until now.

Historically, the US sexuality field has not included the experiences and wisdom of racialized sexologists, educators, therapists, or professionals.

Instead, sexuality professionals have been trained using a color-free narrative that does an injustice by excluding their work as well as failing to offer a fuller examination of how they have expanded the field and held it accountable.

The result of this wholesale erasure is that today many sexuality professionals understand these contributions as extra or tangential, and not part of the full vision and history of the field of sexology.

Highlighting the voices and experiences of those who have been racialized and thus excluded, isolated, erased, and yet have still emerged as vital contributors to the North American sexuality field, this text offers a significant shift in the way we learn and understand sexuality, one that is expansive and committed to liberation, healing, equity, and justice.

Divided into three sections addressing safety, movement, and oral narratives, the contributors offer insightful and provoking chapters that discuss reproductive justice, LGBTQ themes, racial and social justice, and gender, and disability justice, demonstrating how these sexologists have been leaders, past and present, in change and progression. This futuristic textbook includes correction, engaged reading, and lesson plans which offers community workers and trainers an opportunity to use the text in their non-traditional learning environments.

Creating a path forward that many believed was impossible, this accessible book is for all who work in and around sexuality.

It welcomes inquiry and celebrates our humanity for the worlds we are building now and for the future.

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