Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations by Thomas K Hubbard, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations

Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations

by Thomas K Hubbard
     
 

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This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across cultures, from highly institutionalized relationships in Ancient Greece and Rome, to 33

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This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across cultures, from highly institutionalized relationships in Ancient Greece and Rome, to 33 contemporary cultures including the USA, and among various species. His conclusions that these relations, when consensual, are not always negative was radical, but based in his research findings. Even before publication of an invited article on the topic, he was subjected to intensive attacks, censured, and censored. This book presents a substantially extended version of Rind’s original, unpublished article, plus 12 scholarly responses to his work that argue for or against Rind’s conclusions or offer useful context on his work. For anyone interested in sex research and the academic freedom issues surrounding it, whether supportive of or vehemently opposed to Rind’s ideas, this book is a must-read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611323399
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas K. Hubbard is Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Among his books are Homosexuality in Greece and Rome (University of California Press 2003), Greek Love Reconsidered (Wallace Hamilton 2000), Pipes of Pan (University of Michigan Press 1998) and Companion to Greco-Roman Sexualities (Blackwell, forthcoming).

Beert Verstraete retired as Professor of History and Classics at Acadia University. His most recent book is Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West (ed. with V Provencal, Routledge 2006).

Daniel C. Tsang is Distinguished Librarian at the University of California, Irvine. He edited the pioneering anthology, The Age Taboo: Gay Male Sexuality, Power and Consent, in 1981. He is a freelance writer and has contributed to many publications, alternative and mainstream. He hosts an occasional podcast, “Subversity Show” and blogs at Subversities (http://subversities.blogspot.com).

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