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The Resource The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States, Edward O. Laumann [and others]

The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States, Edward O. Laumann [and others]

Label
The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States
Title
The social organization of sexuality
Title remainder
sexual practices in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Laumann [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Social Organization of Sexuality, a report on the nation's most comprehensive representative survey of sexual behavior in the general population to date, finally offers that basic information. Conducted by a research team centered at the University of Chicago, the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) was designed to determine the incidence and prevalence of sexual practices and to place them in their social contexts. Based on personal interviews with a probability sample of 3,432 American women and men between the ages of 18 and 59, undertaken by the National Opinion Research Center, this study explores the extent to which sexual conduct and general attitudes toward sexuality are influenced by gender, age, marital status, and other demographic characteristics. The results of this survey both allow us to better understand how sexual behavior is organized in American society, and offer significant implications for policymakers struggling with many of the nation's crucial health problems. In exploring the rate of new partner formation, for example, the researchers discovered that about 80% of American adults had only one or no sexual partner in the past year. By concentrating AIDS awareness information on the 20% of the population that had two or more partners. AIDS strategists would be better able to target and persuade this segment of the population to modify their sexual behavior. Other topics covered by the survey include early sexual experiences, masturbation, contraception and fertility, abortion, sexual abuse, coercion, sexual health, satisfaction, and sexual dysfunction. A wide variety of sexual practices and preferences are also explored in the questionnaire, including specific questions on homosexual desire, identity, and behavior, the appeal of various sexual practices, and their frequency and incorporation into sexual lives
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.U5
LC item number
S59 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
NLM call number
  • 1995 A-237
  • HQ 18.U5
NLM item number
S678 1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Laumann, Edward O
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual behavior surveys
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sex
  • United States
  • Conducta sexual
  • EE. UU.
  • Social Sciences
  • Vie sexuelle
  • Sexualité
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual behavior surveys
  • United States
  • Seksueel gedrag
  • Sexualität
  • Umfrage
  • USA
  • USA
Label
The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States, Edward O. Laumann [and others]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 679-706) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical background -- The study design -- Sexual practices and profiles of sexual expression -- The social organization of subjective sexual preferences -- The number of partners -- Sexual networks -- Epidemiological implications of sexual networks -- Homosexuality -- Formative sexual experiences -- Sex, health, and happiness -- Sexually transmitted infections -- Sex and fertility -- Sex, cohabitation, and marriage -- Normative orientations toward sexuality
Control code
ocm30780370
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 718 pages
Isbn
9780226469577
Lccn
94003736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30780370
  • (OCoLC)30780370
Label
The social organization of sexuality : sexual practices in the United States, Edward O. Laumann [and others]
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 679-706) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical background -- The study design -- Sexual practices and profiles of sexual expression -- The social organization of subjective sexual preferences -- The number of partners -- Sexual networks -- Epidemiological implications of sexual networks -- Homosexuality -- Formative sexual experiences -- Sex, health, and happiness -- Sexually transmitted infections -- Sex and fertility -- Sex, cohabitation, and marriage -- Normative orientations toward sexuality
Control code
ocm30780370
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 718 pages
Isbn
9780226469577
Lccn
94003736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30780370
  • (OCoLC)30780370

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