American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National by Miriam G. Reumann

By Miriam G. Reumann

whilst Alfred Kinsey's vast reviews Sexual habit within the Human Male and Sexual habit within the Human lady appeared in 1948 and 1953, their distinctive info spurred an remarkable public dialogue of the nation's sexual practices and ideologies. As they debated what behaviors have been basic or ordinary, irregular or deviant, chilly struggle americans additionally celebrated and scrutinized the country in their state, bearing on obvious adjustments in sexuality to shifts in its political constitution, economic climate, and folks. American Sexual personality employs the reports and the myriad responses they evoked to envision nationwide debates approximately sexuality, gender, and Americanness after international struggle II. targeting the mutual development of postwar principles approximately nationwide id and sexual lifestyles, this wide-ranging, intelligent, and energetic research explores the various makes use of to which those intercourse surveys have been positioned at a time of maximum nervousness approximately sexual habit and its results at the kingdom.

Looking at genuine and perceived adjustments in masculinity, girl sexuality, marriage, and homosexuality, Miriam G. Reumann develops the concept of "American sexual character," sexual styles and attitudes that have been understood to be uniquely American and to mirror modern modifications in politics, social existence, gender roles, and tradition. She considers how obvious shifts in sexual habit formed the nation's places of work, houses, and households, and the way those will be associated with racial and sophistication differences.

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