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Intimate Matters : a History of Sexuality in America (2ND 97 - Old Edition)

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The first full length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D'Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history.

"The book John D'Emilio co-wrote with Estelle B. Freedman, Intimate Matters, was cited by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when, writing for a majority of court on July 26, he and his colleagues struck down a Texas law criminalizing sodomy. The decision was widely hailed as a victory for gay rights—and it derived in part, according to Kennedy's written comments, from the information he gleaned from D'Emilio's book, which traces the history of American perspectives on sexual relationships from the nation's founding through the present day. The justice mentioned Intimate Matters specifically in the court's decision."—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating. . . . [D'Emilio and Freedman] marshall their material to chart a gradual but decisive shift in the way Americans have understood sex and its meaning in their lives." —Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review

"With comprehensiveness and care . . . D'Emilio and Freedman have surveyed the sexual patterns for an entire nation across four centuries." —Martin Bauml Duberman, Nation

"Intimate Matters is comprehensive, meticulous and intelligent." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"This book is remarkable. . . . [Intimate Matters] is bound to become the definitive survey of American sexual history for years to come." —Roy Porter, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Review:

"This first, full-length history of American sexuality is an engaging synthesis remarkable for its breadth and depth. The authors trace the meaning of sexuality from its 'primary association with reproduction within families' in 17th-century America to its current status as primarily a vehicle for 'emotional intimacy and physical pleasure for individuals.' They examine the way American society determined what was sexually appropriate, what was sexually deviant, and how that changed over
time. Intertwined with that question is one of sexual politics—if, roughly, church authorities proclaimed the boundaries of proper sexual behavior in the 17th and 18th centuries, the medical profession in the 19th century, and the state in the 20th century, how did sexuality become intensely politicized as it has in our time? Solidly argued and gracefully written, the narrative is chock-full of pertinent anecdotal evidence. Certainly, this is a must for anyone interested in how the Supreme Court became enmeshed in our most 'Intimate Matters.'" Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

The first full length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D'Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history.

"The book John D'Emilio co-wrote with Estelle B. Freedman, Intimate Matters, was cited by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when, writing for a majority of court on July 26, he and his colleagues struck down a Texas law criminalizing sodomy. The decision was widely hailed as a victory for gay rights--and it derived in part, according to Kennedy's written comments, from the information he gleaned from D'Emilio's book, which traces the history of American perspectives on sexual relationships from the nation's founding through the present day. The justice mentioned Intimate Matters specifically in the court's decision."--Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating. . . . [D'Emilio and Freedman] marshall their material to chart a gradual but decisive shift in the way Americans have understood sex and its meaning in their lives." --Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review

"[With] comprehensiveness and care . . . D'Emilio and Freedman have surveyed the sexual patters for an entire nation across four centuries." --Martin Bauml Duberman, Nation

"Intimate Matters is comprehensive, meticulous and intelligent." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"This book is remarkable. . . . [Intimate Matters] is bound to become the definitive survey of American sexual history for years to come." --Roy Porter, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Synopsis:

Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: The Repoductive Matrix, 1600-18001. Cultural Diversity in the Era of Settlement2. Family Life and the Refulation of Deviance3. Seeds of ChangePart II: Divided Passions, 1780-19004. Within the Family5. Race and Sexuality6. Outside the Family7. Sexual PoliticsPart III: Toward a New Sexual Order, 1880-19308. "Civilized Morality" Under Stress9. Crusades for Sexual Order10. Breaking with the PastPart IV: The Rise and Fall of Sexual Liberalism, 1920 to the Present11. Beyond Reproduction12. Redrawing the Boundaries13. Sexual Revolutions14. The Sexualized Society15. The Contemporary Political CrisisAfterwordNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-431) and index.

About the Author

Estelle B. Freedman is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in US History at Stanford University and the author of No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: The Repoductive Matrix, 1600-1800

1. Cultural Diversity in the Era of Settlement

2. Family Life and the Refulation of Deviance

3. Seeds of Change

Part II: Divided Passions, 1780-1900

4. Within the Family

5. Race and Sexuality

6. Outside the Family

7. Sexual Politics

Part III: Toward a New Sexual Order, 1880-1930

8. "Civilized Morality" Under Stress

9. Crusades for Sexual Order

10. Breaking with the Past

Part IV: The Rise and Fall of Sexual Liberalism, 1920 to the Present

11. Beyond Reproduction

12. Redrawing the Boundaries

13. Sexual Revolutions

14. The Sexualized Society

15. The Contemporary Political Crisis

Afterword

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226142647
With:
Freedman, B. Estelle
With:
Freedman, B. Estelle
With:
Freedman, B. Estelle
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
D'Emilio, John
Author:
Demilio and Freedman, 2nd Edition
Author:
Freedman, Estelle B.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sex customs -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
FS-238-96
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
55 halftones, 11 line drawings
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
The first full length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D'Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history.

"The book John D'Emilio co-wrote with Estelle B. Freedman, Intimate Matters, was cited by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy when, writing for a majority of court on July 26, he and his colleagues struck down a Texas law criminalizing sodomy. The decision was widely hailed as a victory for gay rights--and it derived in part, according to Kennedy's written comments, from the information he gleaned from D'Emilio's book, which traces the history of American perspectives on sexual relationships from the nation's founding through the present day. The justice mentioned Intimate Matters specifically in the court's decision."--Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating. . . . [D'Emilio and Freedman] marshall their material to chart a gradual but decisive shift in the way Americans have understood sex and its meaning in their lives." --Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review

"[With] comprehensiveness and care . . . D'Emilio and Freedman have surveyed the sexual patters for an entire nation across four centuries." --Martin Bauml Duberman, Nation

"Intimate Matters is comprehensive, meticulous and intelligent." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"This book is remarkable. . . . [Intimate Matters] is bound to become the definitive survey of American sexual history for years to come." --Roy Porter, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

"Synopsis" by , Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: The Repoductive Matrix, 1600-18001. Cultural Diversity in the Era of Settlement2. Family Life and the Refulation of Deviance3. Seeds of ChangePart II: Divided Passions, 1780-19004. Within the Family5. Race and Sexuality6. Outside the Family7. Sexual PoliticsPart III: Toward a New Sexual Order, 1880-19308. "Civilized Morality" Under Stress9. Crusades for Sexual Order10. Breaking with the PastPart IV: The Rise and Fall of Sexual Liberalism, 1920 to the Present11. Beyond Reproduction12. Redrawing the Boundaries13. Sexual Revolutions14. The Sexualized Society15. The Contemporary Political CrisisAfterwordNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
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