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At the Dawn of the Sexual Revolution Reflections on a Dialogue

ISBN-10: 0759102732

ISBN-13: 9780759102736

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ira L. Reiss, Albert Ellis

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History of the American sexual revolution as depicted through the correspondence between Ira Reiss and Albert Ellis, two leading social scientists and pioneers of the revolution.
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Albert Ellis was a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. He was born on September 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellis originated the rational-emotive therapy movement, which ignores Freudian theories and advocates the belief that emotions come from conscious thought "as well as internalized ideas of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis' books on marital romance and sexuality were criticized by some as being radical and sensational; however, few realized that Ellis was merely laying the groundwork for modern sex education. Ellis was educated at the City College of New York Downtown and at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1943. He taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and the Union Graduate School. He was executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City. Ellis was the author of Sex and the Liberated Man, Sex Without Guilt, and Sex Without Guilt in the Twenty-First Century. Despite his health issues, Ellis never stopped working with the assistance of his wife, Australian psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis. In April 2006, Ellis was hospitalized with pneumonia, and had to stay in either the hospital or the rehabilitation facility. He eventually returned to his home --- the top floor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He died there on July 24, 2007 in his wife's arms. Ellis had authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles during his lifetime. He was 93 when he died.

Preface
Preface
Abstinence Is Dethroned But What about Casual Sex? Letters from July 7, 1956 to April 2, 1957
Enter Ethics, Religion, and Publications: Letters from April 5, 1957 to September 7, 1957
Therapeutic Ideas and the Launching of a Sexual Science Organization: Letters from November 10, 1957 to November 3, 1959
New Books and New Institutes Blossom Forth: Letters from February 22, 1960 to October 4, 1967
Overall Changes in My Views
Taking Stock of My Past and Present Views
How I Became Interested in Sexology and Sex Therapy
My Path to Sexual Science