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Conclusion

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0017
Subject:
History, Social History

Immense positive change has taken place in English people's sexual and emotional lives. This is reflected in changing family forms and greater acceptance of sexual variation of all kinds. These ... More


Migrants: Disease in the Body Politic

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Contemporary immigrants who enter the United States to work or settle are assumed to bring with them habits of crime, laziness, and lack of hygiene. This chapter puts these modern rumor cycles into ... More


Methodology and the Study of Modernist Fiction

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses methodology and places the book in the context of related scholarship on the subject. In particular, it takes issue with literary scholarship whose approach is based on a ... More


Postmobilization Kinkiness: Barnes, West, Miller, and the Military’s Frankness about Sex and Venereal Disease

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

By the 1930s, the postmobilization tale of Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway (the racist promiscuity plot) was already being subverted, while still being utilized. In Tropic of Cancer by Henry ... More


The Out‐Of‐Control Female: John's Use of Gender Stereotypes

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

John uses the issues of food and sex to continue his indirect denunciation of “Jezebel.” He focuses on these issues in the passages that feature female characters in order to connect the activities ... More


English Sexuality in the Twentieth Century: Ignorance, Silence, and Gendered Sexual Cultures

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides a summary of changing sexual behaviour and attitudes in the first two thirds of the 20th century. It shows that English sexual mores were shaped by ignorance of physical ... More


Fault Lines

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the sexual behavior of pastors, priests, and ministers in the United States. Every church requires exemplary behavior and most of them require clergy to vow compliance at ... More


Analysis of Perceptual Illusion

Bimal Krishna Matilal

in Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Sensory (perceptual) illusion is said to be ‘promiscuous’ in Nyāya. Promiscuity of awareness here means that it deals with two ‘objects’ at the same time. ‘Illusion’ is used for cases where something ... More


Provisional Communities: 1990–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada films from the 1990s. It discusses how from the late 1980s onwards, Kannada cinema becomes depleted because of a lack of signifiers — the cinema does not ‘mean’ in the ... More


Calvert v. Calvert Multiple adultery and bigamy, 1698–1710

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

There is a peculiarly brutal and exploitative quality about gender relations in the period 1680 to 1720, which is amply reflected in the case illustrated in this chapter. Violence, perjury, rape, and ... 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


Mother Right On the Continent

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the spread of the matriarchal myth in Europe, examining how the myth gained popularity in Europe, specifically in Germany, and explains the contributions of German ethnology to ... More


Sweet Magnolias: Love and Relationships

E. Patrick Johnson

in Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872260
eISBN:
9781469602677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882733_johnson.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines why many conservatives consider all gay people as promiscuous. Of course, some are promiscuous, and promiscuity is a legitimate expression of sexuality for all sexual beings. ... More


Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition

Melissa E. Sanchez

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871872
eISBN:
9781479834044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871872.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

It is a common observation that dominant US secular culture retains the stamp of seventeenth-century Protestantism. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the veneration of monogamous coupledom, an ... More


Save the Womanhood!: Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976

Samantha Caslin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941251
eISBN:
9781789629309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Save the Womanhood examines twentieth-century anxieties about promiscuity and prostitution, and the efforts of social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves. Offering an historical ... More


Mutual Mate Choice

Gil G. Rosenthal

in Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces another important constraint on mate choice; namely, that choosers are the object of choice themselves. It focuses on the mechanisms underlying mutual mate choice, notably how ... More


Response: Queer Enfleshment

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This brief response catches glimpses within Karmen MacKendrick’s work, glimpses of what one might call a queer-incarnational apophasis. In her attention to mourning, melancholia, and haunting, ... More


Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, it discusses methods for ... More


Officers and Gentlemen

Noelle Gallagher

in Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300217056
eISBN:
9780300240764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217056.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks what imaginative representations of venereal disease say about Restoration and eighteenth-century attitudes toward gender and sexuality. It does so by considering the portrayal of ... More


In Hot Pursuit of Sexual Liberation: Should a Woman Be Promiscuous?

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Promiscuous sex evokes visions of sex with many different partners, and sex with many different partners in an era of AIDS is believed to be incautious at best, morally reprehensible at worst. ... More


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