Make Love, Not War The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History

ISBN-10: 0415929423
ISBN-13: 9780415929424
Edition: 2001
Authors: David Allyn
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Description: When Helen Gurley Brown'sSex and the Single Girlhit bookstores in 1962, the sexual revolution was launched and there was no turning back. Soon came the pill, the end of censorship, the advent of feminism, and the rise of commercial pornography. Our  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

When Helen Gurley Brown'sSex and the Single Girlhit bookstores in 1962, the sexual revolution was launched and there was no turning back. Soon came the pill, the end of censorship, the advent of feminism, and the rise of commercial pornography. Our daily lives changed in an unprecedented time of sexual openness and experimentation. Make Love, Not Waris the first serious treatment of the complicated events, ideas, and personalities that drove the sexual revolution forward. Based on first-hand accounts, diaries, interviews, and period research, it traces changes in private lives and public discourse from the fearful fifties to the first tremors of rebellion in the early sixties to the heady heyday of the revolution. Bringing a fresh perspective to the turbulence of these decades, David Allyn argues that the sexual revolutionaries of the '60s and '70s, by telling the truth about their own histories and desires, forced all Americans to re-examine the very meaning offreedom. Written with a historian's attention to nuance and a novelist's narrative drive,Make Love, Not Waris a provocative, vivid, and thoughtful account of one of the most captivating episodes in American history. Also includes an 8-page insert.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Single Girls, Double Standard
Beatniks and Bathing Suits
The Pill: A Prescription for Equality
Love the One You're With
Obscenity on Trial
Strangers in a Strange Land: The Harrad Experiment and Group Marriage
The Right to Marry: Loving v. Virginia
In Loco Parentis
Strange Bedfellows: Christian Clergy and the Sexual Revolution
Performing the Revolution
Sticky Fingers
Gay Liberation
The Golden Age of Sexual Science
Medicine and Morality
Why Do These Words Sound So Nasty?
(Id)eology: Herbert Marcuse, Norman O. Brown, and Fritz Perls
No Privacy Please: Group Sex in the Seventies
The Joy of Sales: The Commercialization of Sexual Freedom
Lesbian Liberation: Equal But Separate
Sexual Freedom on Demand
Counterrevolution and Crisis
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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