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This book examines power and sexuality in intimate relationships with a specific focus on sexual difficulties and symptoms. Family therapy, couples therapy and empirical studies have contributed to our understanding but there has been a tendency to focus explanations at personal and the relationship level. Feminist perspectives in contrast have revealed the importance of exploring societal factors, such as structural inequalities and prevalent assumptions about gender sexuality but have offered less detailed analysis of the diversity of the 'inner world' of couples, for example the various ways in which sexuality comes to function as a 'bargaining counter' in relationships. The book attempts to redress this by offering an integration of feminist perspectives with detailed illustrations of the dynamics of intimate relationships. A variety of evidence including the authors' own clinical work and their recent research is presented to consider how symptoms, including sexual problems, may evolve as a way of balancing power in intimate relationships. Extensive illustrations are presented including personal accounts, case studies and details of therapeutic work and change.
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Sally Dallos is a tutor and researcher with the Open University and a social worker with a specific interest in sexual problems in families. She has published in the area of sexuality and power and has worked specifically with couples presenting sexual disorders. This book incorporates her recently completed PhD study on couples, power and sexuality.Rudi Dallos is a senior lecturer and clinical psychologist with the Open University. He has written and conducted research on families and relationship and has also practised as a clinical psychologist and family therapist for over 15 years. He has published two previous books: Family Belief Systems, Therapy and Change and Interacting Stories and co-edited three other books in the area.
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