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    Theories of Sexual Stratification: Toward an Analytics of the Sexual Field and a Theory of Sexual Capital
    with John Levi Martin
    Sociological Theory 24 (2): 107-132. 2006.
    The American tradition of action theory failed to produce a useful theory of the possible existence of trans-individual consistencies in sexual desirability. Instead, most sociological theorists have relied on market metaphors to account for the logic of sexual action. Through a critical survey of sociological attempts to explain the social organization of sexual desiring, this article demonstrates that the market approach is inadequate, and that its inadequacies can be remedied by studying sexu…Read more