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Sexuality in America Understanding Our Sexual Values and Behavior by Diane Baker

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Family & relationships,
  • Gender studies,
  • Sexual behaviour,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Sex Relations,
  • Social Science,
  • Love / Sex / Marriage,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Sexual behavior surveys,
  • Human Sexuality,
  • Sexuality,
  • Sex,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRobert T. Francoeur (Editor), Patricia Barthalow Koch (Editor), David L. Weis (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8167599M
ISBN 100826410030
ISBN 109780826410030
OCLC/WorldCa38924511

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  Sexuality and Slavery is a provocative book that contains groundbreaking ing new paradigms for understanding sexuality and intimate relationships in the colonial Americas, the authors challenge existing assumptions and confront the shortcomings of typical approaches used in historical scholarship.5/5(3).   About the Book. Sex Seen provides a complex and intriguing account of the changes that have taken place in the social construction of sexuality during the past century. Focusing on Sacramento, California, at the dawn of the twentieth century, Sharon Ullman juxtaposes early cinema, vaudeville performances, and popular newspapers and magazines . While many Mormon youth often abstain from premarital sexual activity, Premarital Sex in America offers an inside look into the large culture that LDS youth will encounter. With this scope and complex topic in mind, the authors have certainly succeeded in providing a well-documented look at the sexual lives of young adults."Cited by: Abstract. The course of sexuality for the American female has gone through remarkable changes, from the variety of sexual customs found in early colonial days to the repressions of the 19th century and the liberalization of attitudes and behavior in the 20th by: 3.

  1. Baker-Benfield, G.J. The Horrors of the Half-Known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century America 2. Any good books (there are dozens) about prostitution in America, particuarly in the 19th and early 20th century. In The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Greta LaFleur demonstrates that eighteenth-century natural history—the study of organic life in its environment—actually provided the intellectual foundations for the later development of the scientific study of by: 4. Intimate matters: a history of sexuality in America User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. An irony of historical writing is that sexualityone of the most important factors in everyone's livesis perhaps the least discussed. Gender relations, the purpose of sexual intercourse, and the Read full review4/5(1). As the first full-length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offered trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans from colonial times to the present. Now, twenty-five years after its first publication, this groundbreaking classic is back in a crucial and updated third edition. With new and extended chapters, D’Emilio and Freedman give us an .