Disorder of Desire: Sex and Gender in Modern American Sexology
Examines the development and impact of sexology–the scientific study of sex–in the US. Beginning with Kinsey, sexual scientists associated themselves with biomedical methodology in an effort to achieve the status of respected professionals. Irvine (Community Health Program, Tufts U.) examines sexology within the broader context of a social history of sexuality and gender, including the feminist and gay liberation movements.
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