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05712. Homosexuality and Christianity. The changing attitude of some parts of the Church are examined in the light of wider social acceptance of homosexuality and the existence of an urban gay subculture. 6p. 6b. 7f.   $42
05666. Pre-Marital Sex. Moral and cultural values in relation to this question are reviewed. Discursive and some bizarre examples are used in evidence. 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $84
05580. Older Woman, Young Man. Gives a brief history of the woman as housewife than goes on to describe those women who do not fit that role and why. These women and the supposedly more liberated younger men therefore team up. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
05515. Gay Parents and Child Custody. A review of the social and legal aspects of this problem given changing attitudes. 8p.   $56
05513. Sex, for Procreation, Expression, Affection or Fun. A review of traditional and modern attitudes to sex. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $84
05382. The First Amendment and Pornography. The question of whether photographic material of a pornographic nature is protected by the first amendement to the constitution is discussed. Safeguards within the amendment such as `public nuisance' and `incitement to violence' are offered as possible curbs to the dissemination of pornography. The paper suggests that the focus of debate should be on the violence associated with pornography and not the sexuality. 5p.   $35
04956. Sex Education and the Teenager. A concise book review of a collection of fifteen short articles on sex education in the United States. Problems of illegitimacy, sexual hypocrisy and codes of behavior are considered. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
04900. Human Sexuality. A comparative study of the concept of human sexuality in the Christian, Islamic and Judaic myths, focusing on creation, love, sex and the family in each. Concepts of sin and guilt in Christianity are looked at in particular, and compared to the sensuality of Islam and the family emphasis of Judiasm. 10 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
04759. Government-Sponsored Voluntary Sterilization. Good discussion of the pros and cons of heavy-handed "voluntary" sterilization: some population control is definitely needed by poor countries, but potentials for genocide, etc., are obvious. Writer argues for ways to spread sterilization among social classes. 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
04594. Homosexuality. Basic sympathetic overview of the causes and needs of homosexuality in our society. Gently rejects theories that it might be any sort of deviance; prefers explanation that it is "normal for some people who are not afflicted with deep conflicts." Argues for a more open environment for homosexuals in everyday life. 11 pages, 17 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
04315. Physical Attraction and Attitude Change. The role of physical beauty in personal and interpersonal attitudes is examined, and experimental data in the psychology of attraction and desirability is reviewed. The conclusions that physical beauty is always a positive asset and a factor in stereotyped attitudes are supported by the evidence. 8 pages, notes in text, 8 bibliographic sources.   $56
04177. The Parent and Home in Sex Role Socialization. Very good, brief but solid criticism of social science dogmas about the process of sex role socialization; based C. Stoll's Female and Male, the paper shows that no theory yet advanced shows exactly how sex roles are learned. 5 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
02589. Homosexuality in American Prisons. Good basic study of the problems of men locked up without women, and with experienced "wolves". Discussion of conjugal visits as a possible remedy, but sees no real solution until authorities change their attitudes and practices. lOp., 16f., lOb.   $70
02505. Experimental Design: Pornography and Sex Education. Ambitious research proposal designed to see if specially trained sex instructors who have been exposed to pornography can better instruct students than regular classroom teachers. Includes discussion of the need for more experienced sex educators, but not details of questionnaires, evaluation of results. 7p.; Of.; "Ob.   $49
01509. The Sexual Revolution -- a Philosophical Point of View. Original, knowledgeable discussion of the sexual revolution, focusing on the idea that a "Thou Must" ethic is taking the place of a "Thou Shalt Not" ethic; provides evidence of hatred of the opposite sex by both men and women from contemoporary literature and thought, argues for choosing respect for other human beings. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $56
01091. Mexican-American Sexual Attitudes. Good overview of the typical role models in the Mexican-American family aggressive males, passive females, etc. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $56
00744. Developing Sex Roles in Childhood. Basic summary of transmission of sex roles to children through the culture as a whole and the educational system in particular. 8p., Sf., Sb.   $56
00736. Sex Role Training of Young Children. Good concise overview of how children learn sex roles through the socialization process; parental attitudes, role reinforcement, sex role stereotypes, influence of the media, possible problems, later childhood and early adulthood also mentioned. 10 pages, 14 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $70
00549. Remarks on Gay Liberation. A very good view of the gay liberation movement from the inside, very thorough on the goals, actions, and shortcomings of the movement through 1972. Includes history of gay activism 1948-1972, good discussion of psychological and cultural tensions endemic among gays, much on the need for gays to work together and not be ashamed. Could use update, considering that all the trends mentioned have continued to grow. 23 pages, 11 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $133
00272. Eros and the Modern World. The conflict of Eros with sexual anxiety and the modern condition is discussed, and authorities from Socrates to Rollo May are cited. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
00158. Behavior Modification in Sexual Therapy. A summary of how and why Masters and Johnson engage in behavior modification (or in other words relearning of sexual techniques, attitudes and actions) in the campaign for a more mutual orgasm. 11 pages, 17 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $77
53430. Age at Marriage and Fertility. This paper provides a good sociological survey of evidence to see if age at marriage affects the number of children; the finding is that number of children seems to be more closely related to economic trends than anything else, and even this conclusion needs interpretation. Data from U.S., Britain and Ireland in 19th and 20th Centuries. KEYWORDS: marriage fertility developed nations. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
53215. Couples by John Updike. 12 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. See Literature: American Fiction 1900 to Present, Section 14B.   $84
52224. Mexican-Americans and Sexuality. Good basic overview of sex roles and standards in Mexican culture (using sources from both sides of the border). Focuses on the male's obsession with "machismo" and virility, and how this is used to dominate and oppress women in reality and exalt them in theory. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $56
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