Sex Roles, Vol. 53, Nos. 3/4, August 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-5687-1 Book Review Sexualities. Identities, Behaviors and Society. Edited diversity, and that is inequality of gender. The femi- by Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca F. Plante, nist selections in this text scrutinize the effects of dif- New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 487 ferent rules for women and men regarding sexual be- pp. $44.95. havior. The examination of the behaviors of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people explores the individual re- This collection of 47 essays and journal articles sponses to breaking the social expectation of the het- is designed to be a textbook for undergraduate soci- erosexual imperative. ology and women’s studies classes. To this end, it is It is impossible in this review to give full atten- highly successful. In addition, it is also engaging read- tion to all the articles in this text. The following se- ing for the scholar who is interested in an analysis of lection is based on this reviewer’s interest and on contemporary philosophical and sociological values those pieces that counter conventional beliefs about and beliefs about sexuality. sexuality. The text is divided into four parts. Part 1 in- In “The Five
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