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Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

John C. Avise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

About 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. This makes the exceptional 0.1%—the asexual or clonal reproducers—fascinating in their own right, and also uniquely instructive about the ... More


Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

Mark D. Regnerus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320947
eISBN:
9780199785452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. This book tackles such questions as: how exactly does religion contribute to the ... More


Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Christine J. Gardner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait ... More


 Motivating Sexual Decisions

Mark D. Regnerus

in Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320947
eISBN:
9780199785452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the development of adolescent heterosexual ethics and norms, including their motivations to avoid sex or engage in sex. It documents what types of adolescents are likely to take ... More


Impartiality in Political Philosophy

Susan Mendus

in Impartiality in Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297819
eISBN:
9780191599880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297815.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Impartialist political philosophy must show how and why the priority of impartial justice can be reconciled with a belief in the permanence of pluralism. Although the argument from epistemological ... More


 Abstinence, Balance, and Political Control in Mesoamerica

Jeanne L. Gillespie

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mesoamericans celebrated sexuality, which placed them in opposition to Catholic priests. The cultures manifested a connection between abstinence, purity, and uncleanliness caused by excess and ... More


 Celibacy in the Early Christian Church

Glenn Holland

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emphasis on the virgin birth of Jesus, the apparent celibacy of Jesus due in part to his itinerant lifestyle, and the apparent sexual abstinence of many of his disciples served as models for ... More


Fearing God, Not AIDS: Abstinence in Africa

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter follows the American evangelical sexual abstinence rhetoric to sub-Saharan Africa to explore the differences between the American and African cases. It shows that the abstinence message ... More


Christians and Animal Sacrifice in the Period up to ad 200

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter summarizes Christian attitudes toward animal sacrifice in the first two centuries AD, with regard to both Greek and Jewish religion, and with a clear distinction between the period before ... More


Constructing an Ecclesial Community: Ambrose's Ethical Vision

Ivor J. Davidson

in Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

By the late 380s, Ambrose had emerged, to some extent, from the struggle to assert his authority that had marked his earlier years as bishop, though he still had enemies. De officiis is intended as a ... More


From Abstinence to Purity: The Changing Tropes of Chastity

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the incongruity of the positive, benefits-oriented rhetoric of an evangelical abstinence campaign that is all about a prohibition. The message focuses on a positive call to a ... More


“Someday My Prince Will Come”: The Fairy-Tale Narrative and Female Power

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A key argument in the evangelical sexual abstinence campaigns is that delaying sexual gratification today means a greater prize of true love and romance tomorrow. This theme is communicated through ... More


Disciplining Sexuality: How American Evangelical Youth Are Committing To Abstinence—And Sticking With It

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how American evangelical teenagers are negotiating the gray area between sex and no sex. Although all the respondents have pledged to practice abstinence, they regularly make ... More


The Fractured Fairy Tale: When True Love Doesn’t Wait

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Millions of young people have pledged abstinence, but that does not mean that they are all virgins. What happens to the happily-ever-after of the fairy tale of abstinence if the prince or princess ... More


The Condom Conflict: Saving Lives or Promoting Promiscuity?

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how evangelical abstinence educators in Africa rhetorically construct the condom. It argues that they construct the condom as (1) a tool for marital fidelity; (2) a tool for ... More


What’s Not So Great about Great Sex

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the evangelical abstinence campaigns are unwittingly raising a generation of young people with false expectations about the role of sex in marriage and about the sacrifice ... More


‘The majority went back to withdrawal’ 1

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter challenges the idea that by the interwar period, appliance methods of contraception were increasingly replacing ‘inefficient’, ‘unreliable’, and ‘unpleasant’ traditional forms. It ... More


The Sex Education Debates

Nancy Kendall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922270
eISBN:
9780226922294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922294.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Educating children and adolescents in public schools about sex is a deeply inflammatory act in the United States. Since the 1980s, intense political and cultural battles have been waged between ... More


Harm Reduction: Challenging Tradition on the Street with Transcendence

Cristopher D. Ringwald

in The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147681
eISBN:
9780199849338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147681.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Treatment professionals, friends, and relatives believe that helping alcoholics and addicts recuperate and live improved lives would entail loving the sinner and condemning the sin. Those who ... More


“Strength” and Sexuality: Sexual Avoidance and Masculinity in New Guinea and Amazonia

Paul Roscoe

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the correlation between sexual continence, abstinence, and separation on the one hand, and masculine aggressivity and strength on the other, in the Amazonian and Melanesian ... More


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