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Going Steady: Permissiveness, Petting, and Premarital Sex in the 1950s

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on a selection of teen couples in the 1950s, who were “going steady” and experimented in intense and intimate sexual acts, including premarital intercourse. Going steady—a ... More


Coupling

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first examines how partnerships are made in Japan. The methods for choosing companions are often awkward and dangerous, and, at least in the vision set forth by courts, many people ... More


Pixel

Graham Harwood

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0030
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter briefly outlines the technological advancements in the fields of color, display, camera, and digital imaging techniques; it then demonstrates the early history along with the scientific ... More


The Eurasians

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0027
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses several notable Eurasians whose graves can be found in the Hong Kong Cemetery. The Eurasian minority during the first three decades of the British rule were composed mostly of ... More


Changes in Nubian Wedding Ceremonies

Samiha aL-Katsha

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Wedding ceremonies and festivities connected with marriage were among the most important public events in the social life of the Nubians. These activities had several different purposes in addition ... More


Divorce

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines judicial views concerning divorce in Japan. In immediate postwar Japan, less than one out of ten marriages ended in divorce. But in the 2000s, four out of ten Japanese marriages ... More


Dinner Parties in America

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter uses stories from both formal and informal interviews to travel from those who dutifully adhere to the cultural template of dinner parties to those who deliberately alter some important ... More


Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era

Carolyn Herbst Lewis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834251
eISBN:
9781469606385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899540_lewis
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This work explores how medical practitioners, especially family physicians, situated themselves as the guardians of Americans' sexual well-being during the early years of the Cold War. The author ... More


Post-Racial Audiences: Discussions of Parenthood’s Interracial Couple

Catherine R. Squires

in The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762899
eISBN:
9780814770788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter probes fan responses to Parenthood on its official Facebook page. Fans have constructed specific discussions and threads about the romantic pairings of black and white characters, and ... More


In and Out of Time

Amy L. Brandzel

in Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040030
eISBN:
9780252098239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter uses the Supreme Court decisions that were announced in June of 2013 to showcase the anti-intersectionalities of citizenship and the ways in which anti-intersectionality functions ... More


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