Ascribing Meaning to the First Time: Examining Metaphors of Virginity

Ascribing Meaning to the First Time: Examining Metaphors of Virginity Sex Roles (2007) 57:933–935 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9294-1 BOOK REVIEW Ascribing Meaning to the First Time: Examining Metaphors of Virginity Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences. Laura M. Carpenter, New York, New York University Press, 2005, 304 pp. $20.00 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0814716539 Dave P. Walker & Kathleen A. DeNardi & Terri L. Messman-Moore & Ava M. Rose Published online: 17 August 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 In her book Virginity Lost, Laura M. Carpenter examines the Christian belief that sexual behavior was inherently sinful meaning that individuals place on early sexual experiences, to the pre-Colonial sexual practices of the European elite. including but not limited to sexual intercourse. Carpenter Carpenter moves into a brief discussion of the Colonial begins with a discussion of the word virginity and the wide period and the dichotomy between white American sexual number of definitions that can be ascribed to this term, morality emphasizing abstinence until marriage and less noting that “virginity” can mean different things for sexually restrictive views of Native American and African individuals who do not describe themselves as heterosexual. cultures of the time. Her historical review begins in earnest, Regardless of the definitions participants gave to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Ascribing Meaning to the First Time: Examining Metaphors of Virginity

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/ascribing-meaning-to-the-first-time-examining-metaphors-of-virginity-rlXR9389Nq
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-007-9294-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Sex Roles (2007) 57:933–935 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9294-1 BOOK REVIEW Ascribing Meaning to the First Time: Examining Metaphors of Virginity Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences. Laura M. Carpenter, New York, New York University Press, 2005, 304 pp. $20.00 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0814716539 Dave P. Walker & Kathleen A. DeNardi & Terri L. Messman-Moore & Ava M. Rose Published online: 17 August 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 In her book Virginity Lost, Laura M. Carpenter examines the Christian belief that sexual behavior was inherently sinful meaning that individuals place on early sexual experiences, to the pre-Colonial sexual practices of the European elite. including but not limited to sexual intercourse. Carpenter Carpenter moves into a brief discussion of the Colonial begins with a discussion of the word virginity and the wide period and the dichotomy between white American sexual number of definitions that can be ascribed to this term, morality emphasizing abstinence until marriage and less noting that “virginity” can mean different things for sexually restrictive views of Native American and African individuals who do not describe themselves as heterosexual. cultures of the time. Her historical review begins in earnest, Regardless of the definitions participants gave to

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 17, 2007

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off