Book

So as not to live alone, Sociology of sexual assistance, Presses Universitaires de France, 2023.

How should sexual assistance be organised in France today? What role should politics play in this activity? Is it legitimate, in the name of what some call the sexual misery of a few, to establish a new sex work which some people would like to see recognised by the state? These are the questions at the heart of this book.

From the beginning of the twentieth century until today, groups of disabled people, politicians, and feminists have demanded access to sexuality. Our analysis focuses on the following questions: How did the public problem of sexual assistance arise in France?

How can we explain that one of the only forms of politicisation of the question of « disability and sexuality » in France is embodied by sexual assistance? How does sexual assistance work in France and abroad? This book is based on a sociological investigation conducted through interviews and observations in training sessions on sexual assistance in France.

  • Table of Contents
    • Introduction: These People
    • Chapter 1: A Sociology of Sexuality
    • Chapter 2: A Sociology of Disability
    • Chapter 3: A Sociology of Public Issues
    • Chapter 4: A Sociology of Work