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Author Reumann, Miriam G., 1966-

Title American Sexual Character : Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005

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Description 1 online resource (308 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List Of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One. "Sexual Order In Our Nation": American Sexuality and National Character in the Postwar United States; Two. "A Missing Sense Of Maleness": Male Heterosexuality, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, and the Crisis of American Masculinity; Three. "Much The Same Desires As Men": Sexual Behavior in the Human Female and the "American Woman"; Four. "I'm A Much Better Citizen Than If I Were Single": Remaking Postwar Marriage and Reconfiguring Marital Sexuality
Five. "An Age Of Sexual Ambiguity": Homosexuality and National Character in the Postwar United StatesEpilogue. "All America Is One Big Orgone Box": American Sexual Character Revisited; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary When Alfred Kinsey's massive studies Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female appeared in 1948 and 1953, their detailed data spurred an unprecedented public discussion of the nation's sexual practices and ideologies. As they debated what behaviors were normal or average, abnormal or deviant, Cold War Americans also celebrated and scrutinized the state of their nation, relating apparent changes in sexuality to shifts in its political structure, economy, and people. American Sexual Character employs the studies and the myriad responses they evoked to examine nati
Analysis abnormal sexuality
alfred kinsey
class
cold war
cultural studies
deviant sexuality
emasculation
female sexuality
femininity
feminist theory
gender roles
gender studies
gender
history
homosexuality
kinsey report
marital sexuality
marriage
masculinity crisis
masculinity
national identity
nonfiction
politics
post war america
postwar marriage
queer theory
race
sex
sexual behavior
sexual norms
sexual practices
sexuality
soldiers
veterans
womens rights
womens studies
working women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-286) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956.
Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956
Sex -- United States
Social sciences.
Social Sciences
social sciences.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality.
SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Sex
Social sciences
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520930049
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