Sexual Organization of the City
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Description: Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, Edward O. Laumann and his colleagues show that the city is, in the face of pop culture evidence to the contrary, a place where sexual choices and options are constrained. From Wicker Park and Boys Town to the South Side and Pilsen, the editors observe that sexual behavior and partnering are significantly limited by such factors as the neighborhood you live in, your ethnicity, your sexual preference, and the circle of friends to which you belong. In other words, the social and institutional networks that city dwellers occupy potentially limit their sexual options by making different types of sexual activities, relationships, or meeting places less accessible. ""The Sexual Organization of the City is billed as a sort of academic 'Sex in the City'--though one that examines a more diverse slice of metropolitan life. Over three years, sociologist Edward O. Laumann and his colleagues questioned 2,114 people in four Chicago neighborhoods on everything from how many partners they'd had in their lives and where they met them to whether they were cheating. . . . The result is yet another glimpse of American sexual paradoxes."--Christopher Shea," Boston Globe
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/21/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations and Tables|
|The Theory of Sex Markets|
|The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design|
|The Structure of Urban Sexual Markets|
|Neighborhoods as Sex Markets|
|Race and the Construction of Same-Sex Sex Markets in Four Chicago Neighborhoods|
|Sexual and Social Consequences of Sexual Marketplaces|
|Meeting and Mating over the Life Course|
|The Sex Market and Its Implications for Family Formation|
|Commitment, Jealousy, and the Quality of Life|
|Violence and Sexuality: Examining Intimate-Partner Violence and Forced Sexual Activity|
|Social Networks and Sexually Transmitted Diseases|
|Institutional Responses and Silences|
|Constructing Causal Stories and Moral Boundaries: Institutional Approaches to Sexual Problems|
|Religion and the Politics of Sexuality|
|The Cultural Economy of Urban Sexuality|