Insider's View of Sexual Science since Kinsey

ISBN-10: 0742546535
ISBN-13: 9780742546530
Edition: 2006
Authors: Ira L. Reiss
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This book will afford those interested in the work of sexual science an insiders view of the past, the present and the likely future of this field. Reiss presents a personal account of his experiences in sexual science over the past 50 years that will help the reader understand many of the major issues that still confront those in sexual science today.

Preface
Know Your Author
Anti-Semitism in the 1930s
Prostitution and the Depression
Religious Indoctrination
The Double Standard in Sexuality
Anti-Semitism in the Army
A Little Bit of Sex Education
Getting My Degree: Some Key Events
The Antisex Bias of the 1950s
The 1950s Culture
Antisex Bias in Family Textbooks
The Admiral and the College of William and Mary
Questioning High School Students about Sex in the 1950s
Publishing on Sexuality in Journals in the 1950s
Trying to Publish My First Book
A Minor Clash with Radio Censorship
What Is This Thing Called Science?
Ancient Roots of Modern Science
The Ethical Side of Science
Political Distortions of Science
Advocacy and Science
Value Aware, Value Fair, and Premarital Abstinence
Linking Personal Values to Personal Assumptions
The Tentativeness of Science
Summing Up Science
The Sexual Revolution and Sexual Organizations
Sexual Standards at the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution
The Mythical Place of the Pill in the 1960s Revolution
Albert Ellis and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex
Richard Green: A New Journal and an International Academy
Other Sexuality Organizations Spring Forth
The Value of Sexuality Organizations
Hugh Hefner's Party at the Chicago Playboy Mansion
New Approaches to Sexuality
Getting to Know Masters and Johnson: 1962+
The Sexual Attitudes Reassessment Movement Begins
The New Program in Human Sexuality at Minnesota
The New Sexual Dogma: The SAR in San Francisco
Building Explanations of Sexuality
The Empirical Basis of the Autonomy Theory
Proposition One: Changing Sexual Permissiveness
Some Reactions to the Autonomy Theory
Why Was Gender Equality and Sexual Pluralism So Strong in Sweden?
The Swedish Culture in Action at Dalarna
A Swedish Panel Discusses Sexuality
Historical Factors Promoting Gender Equality in Sweden
Sweden and Autonomy Theory
Some Clashes of Science, Politics, and Values
The Federal Government's Victorian Standards
Unveiling the Feminine Mystique: NOW
The AMA: Even Doctors Want to Know about Sex
Fighting an Obscene Antipornography Bill
An Insider's View of a Major Crisis in SSSS
Wanted: One Gunslinger as President of SSSS
Baptism of Fire: September 1980
Starting the Search for an Executive Director
Denouement in Dallas
April 9, 1981: Decision Day
Exploring Therapy and HIV/AIDS
Sex Therapy: The Program in Human Sexuality
Further Exploration: The Masters and Johnson Institute
Problems with Washington's Disease Fighters
Building a Cross-Cultural Explanation of Sexuality
The Linkage Theory
Defining Sexuality
Social Bonds: Pleasure and Disclosure
Three Universal Societal Linkages to Sexual Norms
Gender Power Differences
Societal Ideologies: Defining Sexual Normality
Kinship and Extramarital Sexual Jealousy
Summing Up the Linkage Theory of Sexuality
Can Sexual Science Really Help with Societal Problems?
Early Reactions to HIV/AIDS
Sexual Therapists React to HIV/AIDS
Just How Risky Are Condoms?
Is Abstinence the Safest Strategy?
Sexual Pluralism: The Way to Reduce Our Sexual Problems
Sexual Pluralism Theory
Responses to Sexual Pluralism
New Projects and a New Life Agenda
The Governor's Committee on Child and Adolescent Sexual Health
Retirement: But Not from Sexual Science
Al Ellis and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Problem Areas in Sexual Science Today
Antiscience: Radical Social Constructionism
The Bush Administration's Hostility to Scientific Research in Sexuality
Sexnet Debates: Biology versus Social Science
The Interaction of Social and Biological Factors
Defining Gender Roles
Building a PhD in Sexual Science
Some Programs in Sexuality
Working toward a PhD in Sexual Science
The Essential Elements of a PhD in Sexuality: Making the Case
More Progress toward a PhD in Sexual Science
To the Next Generation of Sexual Scientists
The Cultural Wars in Sexuality
Sexuality Trends around the World
Do Attitudes and Behaviors Correlate?
Explaining Trends in Sexuality
Future Goals
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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