Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States

Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States

by Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, Stuart Michaels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226470202

ISBN-13: 9780226470207

Pub. Date: 12/15/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

The Social Organization of Sexuality reports the complete results of the nation's most comprehensive representative survey of sexual practices in the general adult population of the United States. This highly detailed portrait of sex in America and its social context and implications has

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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

The Social Organization of Sexuality reports the complete results of the nation's most comprehensive representative survey of sexual practices in the general adult population of the United States. This highly detailed portrait of sex in America and its social context and implications has established a new and original scientific orientation to the study of sexual behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226470207
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/15/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
750
Sales rank:
400,739
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1: Theoretical Background
2: The Study Design
3: Sexual Practices and Profiles of Sexual Expression
4: The Social Organization of Subjective Sexual Preferences
5: The Number of Partners
6: Sexual Networks
7: Epidemiological Implications of Sexual Networks
8: Homosexuality
9: Formative Sexual Experiences
10: Sex, Health, and Happiness
11: Sexually Transmitted Infections
12: Sex and Fertility
13: Sex, Cohabitation, and Marriage
14: Normative Orientations toward Sexuality
Epilogue
Appendix A: Sampling Procedures and Data Quality
Appendix B: Comparisons of the NHSLS with Other Data Sets
Appendix C: Text of the NHSLS Questionnaire
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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