Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, Third Edition / Edition 3

Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, Third Edition / Edition 3

by John D'Emilio, Estelle B. Freedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226923800

ISBN-13: 9780226923802

Pub. Date: 12/03/2012

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

As the first full-length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offered trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans from colonial times to the present. Now, twenty-five years after its first publication, this groundbreaking classic is back in a crucial and updated third edition. With new and extended chapters,

Overview

As the first full-length study of the history of sexuality in America, Intimate Matters offered trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans from colonial times to the present. Now, twenty-five years after its first publication, this groundbreaking classic is back in a crucial and updated third edition. With new and extended chapters, D’Emilio and Freedman give us an even deeper understanding of how sexuality has dramatically influenced politics and culture throughout our history and into the present.
 
Hailed by critics for its comprehensive approach and noted by the US Supreme Court in the landmark Laurence v. Texas ruling, this expanded new edition of Intimate Matters details the changes in sexuality and the ongoing growth of individual freedoms in the United States through meticulous research and lucid prose.
 
Praise for earlier editions
“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 this book.”—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

“Fascinating. . . . D’Emilio and Freedman marshal 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226923802
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/03/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
480,647
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
PART I: THE REPRODUCTIVE MATRIX, 1600–1800,
1. Cultural Diversity in the Era of Settlement,
2. Family Life and the Regulation 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. Polarization and Conflict,
16. Politics and Personal Life at the Turn of the Century,
Afterword: Recent Historical Literature,
Notes,
Selected Bibliography,
Index,
Illustrations appear following chapters 5 and 11.,

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