Miriam G. Reumann's American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National PDF

By Miriam G. Reumann

whilst Alfred Kinsey's gigantic reviews Sexual habit within the Human Male and Sexual habit within the Human lady appeared in 1948 and 1953, their distinctive info spurred an unparalleled public dialogue of the nation's sexual practices and ideologies. As they debated what behaviors have been general or common, irregular or deviant, chilly battle americans additionally celebrated and scrutinized the nation in their state, bearing on obvious alterations in sexuality to shifts in its political constitution, financial system, and folks. American Sexual personality employs the reports and the myriad responses they evoked to check nationwide debates approximately sexuality, gender, and Americanness after international battle II. concentrating on the mutual building of postwar principles approximately nationwide id and sexual existence, this wide-ranging, sensible, and full of life research explores the numerous makes use of to which those intercourse surveys have been positioned at a time of utmost nervousness approximately sexual habit and its results at the country.

Looking at actual and perceived alterations in masculinity, lady sexuality, marriage, and homosexuality, Miriam G. Reumann develops the thought of "American sexual character," sexual styles and attitudes that have been understood to be uniquely American and to mirror modern alterations in politics, social lifestyles, gender roles, and tradition. She considers how obvious shifts in sexual habit formed the nation's offices, houses, and households, and the way those may be associated with racial and sophistication differences.

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