|Number Of Pages||784 pages|
|Publisher||Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited|
|LC Classification Number||HQ9.C64 1995|
|Edited by||George P. Sellmer, Martha Cornog, Norman A. Scherz, Robert T. Francoeur, Timothy Perper|
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Robert T. Francoeur is the editor-in-chief of this expanded edition of the sexology dictionary that covers over 6,000 topics. Although Francouer usually uses a medical model in his own work, this text has various other writers to balance that out.
It is interesting to consider all of the topics this texts takes into account, for instance, court cases, slang, theories, biographies, medicine, religion, biology, and law, etc. So it's quite informative and well worth owning.
There are 5 parts of the "Descriptive Dictionary:"
"An Abstract of Philias and Paraphilias" (see what I mean by medical model?)
"An Abstract of Phobias and Sexual Anxieties" (more of a psycho-medical model)
"Biological Sketches in the Dictionary" (which are man and system-centered)
"Decisions of the US Supreme Court Related to Sexual Behaviors (before June 26, 2004 Lawrence vs. Texas!)
"An Atlas of Human Sexuality"
It is quite comprehensive, well worth investing in, and 789 pages. I highly recommend it for a quick spot reading on a specific topic.