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Sex Radical Challenges to Marriage

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

White and African American sex radicals in the 1910s, mostly leftists, feminists, and bohemians, rejected Victorian mores, proclaimed the goodness of sex, and labeled sexual repression damaging. They ... More


Working It: Prostitution and the Social Construction of Sexual Desire

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the interplay between agency, victimization, and social construction of sexual desire for the practice of women’s agency in sex work. Sexuality, in application to sex work, ... More


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