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The Rise of Sexual Freedom

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses some of the dramatic changes in the law relating to sexual behavior since the middle of the twentieth century. The ultimate cause, of course, was changing sexual mores. But at ... More


Driving Aphrodite from the World: Tatian and His Encratite Argument

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Tatian's reasons for thinking that Christians must reject sexual activity altogether in order to be saved. It also uses the extant fragment from Tatian's On Perfection according ... More


Bhalobasha, Biye, Biplab: On the Politics of Sexual Stories

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter turns to narratives of love, marriage, and sexuality—themes that have garnered little or no attention in left historiography—that probe the cultural constructions of revolutionary ... More


Conclusion

Carrie Hamilton

in Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835197
eISBN:
9781469601885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton.14
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes by showing how the Cuban Revolution has had a profound impact on all areas of life, including sexuality. However, as argued in this book, the transformation in sexual values and ... More


Fruits of Passion The Dynamics of Interracial Sex

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.10
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the Englishmen who came to America brought with them not merely a prevalent social mood but also certain specific sexual mores and certain more or less definite ideas about ... More


Dance Is (Not) Religion: The Struggle for Authority in Indian Affairs

Tisa Wenger

in We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832622
eISBN:
9781469605869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894217_wenger.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how the tensions over sexual mores and gender roles intersected with an equally heated battle over the place of religion in American public life. Modernist critics of Commissioner ... More


Chessman’s Ghost (1960–1974)

Theodore Hamm

in Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On May 3, 1960, it was was declared that Chessman would be executed on the same day. Many people were against it and blamed the United States for this decision. He was executed in the gas chamber at ... More


“The Chief Topics of Conversation” Adultery and Divorce in the Bon Ton

Donna T. Andrew

in Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses adultery and divorce in society in eighteenth-century England. It reveals that by the early eighteenth century, the London stage had become less aggressively libertine, less ... More


Sex and Political Economy

in Global Sex

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226016061
eISBN:
9780226016047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016047.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses sexuality in the context of larger socioeconomic factors, which create the conditions within which sexual acts and identities occur. These factors include the economic, the ... More


Negotiating Islamic Identity in Egypt through Bioethics: Contesting “the West” and Saudi Arabia

Thomas Eich and Björn Bentlage

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Egyptian bioethics, which functions as the place for Egyptians to freely negotiate their values and vision of Egyptian society. It identifies the key actors in the field of ... More


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