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The Resource Cheap sex : the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy, Mark Regnerus

Cheap sex : the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy, Mark Regnerus

Label
Cheap sex : the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy
Title
Cheap sex
Title remainder
the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy
Statement of responsibility
Mark Regnerus
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other -- the Pill and high-quality pornography -- and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men's marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults' experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of "industrial sex" is far more a reflection of men's interests than women's. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Regnerus, Mark
Dewey number
306.70973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.R4338 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Sex
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Cheap sex : the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy, Mark Regnerus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cheap sex and the modern mating market -- Cheaper, faster, better, more? Contemporary sex in America -- The cheapest sex : trends in pornography use and masturbation -- The transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy -- The genital life -- Appendix : Regression models
Control code
ocn975032790
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780190673611
Lccn
2017004514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027481527
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190673611
  • (OCoLC)975032790
Label
Cheap sex : the transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy, Mark Regnerus
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cheap sex and the modern mating market -- Cheaper, faster, better, more? Contemporary sex in America -- The cheapest sex : trends in pornography use and masturbation -- The transformation of men, marriage, and monogamy -- The genital life -- Appendix : Regression models
Control code
ocn975032790
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780190673611
Lccn
2017004514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027481527
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190673611
  • (OCoLC)975032790

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