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 The Social Sciences and the Professional Discipline of Black Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Social sciences pathologized the religious experience of black southerners at the turn of the 20th century. The new psychology of G. Stanley Hall and his disciples was a major northern cultural ... More


Fragments of Truth

Christopher G. White

in Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the ambivalence of psychologists who, while wanting to believe in God and the human spirit, also built a science of the self on merely physiological principles. It focuses in ... More


Why the Gifted Boy Didn’t Masturbate

Peter Hegarty

in Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Lewis Terman’s response to Alfred Kinsey’s ideas about masturbation and sexual precocity, the first of his four distinctive criticisms of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male ... More


Redemption through Sex

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the birth control movement and among early psychologists, redemption from original sin was translated into sexual terms. Margaret Sanger (1879–1963), the nurse who invented the phrase “birth ... More


A Site of Developmental Significance

Jason Reid

in Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The second chapter focuses solely on the outsized role child development experts played in transforming the teen bedroom into a must-have feature of the modern family home during the early decades of ... More


Unsettled Minds: Psychology and the American Search for Spiritual Assurance, 1830–1940

Christopher White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256798
eISBN:
9780520942721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256798.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century American believers rejected older, often evangelical, theological traditions and turned to scientific psychologies to formulate new ideas ... More


Sexual Purity and Civilization Work in the 19th Century

Sara Moslener

in Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199987764
eISBN:
9780190239473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987764.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nineteenth-century purity reformers utilized a nationalist discourse that drew upon racialized and sexualized fears of national decline and asserted a causal relationship between sexual immorality, ... More


Religion and the Authority in American Parenting

Kathryn Lofton

in Consuming Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481937
eISBN:
9780226482125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482125.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter reimagines the history of parenting as a subject for the study of religion. Through a schematic historical description of parenting in the United States, it tracks the expanded ... More


Race, Region, and Resistance: Howard Odum’s Community and Folk Background Studies, 1905–1928

Scott L. Matthews

in Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the documentary work of UNC sociologist Howard Odum. It demonstrates how Odum harnessed new fieldwork methodologies and technologies such as the graphophone and ... More


Royce, Philosophy, and Wandering: A Job Description

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Josiah Royce's discussions of American philosophy. It presents a letter addressed to G. Stanley Hall in February 1898, concerning the teaching of philosophy to philosophically ... More


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