Book Review: Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. Edited by Edward O. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago, 2001. 535 pp. $48.00. ISBN 0226469670

Book Review: Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. Edited by... P1: ZBU Sex Roles [sers] pp1079-sers-478067 February 4, 2004 4:21 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 50, Nos. 3/4, February 2004 ( 2004) Book Review Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices lationships (e.g., marriage, cohabitation), and (c) the and Public Policies. Edited by Edward O. networks of social relationships that either constrain Laumann and Robert T. Michael, Chicago, IL, or enable behavior. The soundness of this thesis is The University of Chicago, 2001. 535 pp. $48.00. consistently demonstrated, in various ways, in each of ISBN 0226469670. the anthology’s 13 chapters. Specifically, chapters 1 and 2 present adolescent sexuality as a sequence of choices and behaviors in- The history of sex research is defined by efforts fluenced by the groups to which adolescents belong to illuminate a subject that historically has been (e.g., race, religion, social class) and their personal and shrouded in darkness. Some of the first beacons in biographical characteristics (e.g., age at puberty, par- this area included pioneering works by Alfred Kinsey, ent’s level of education, the experience of childhood William Masters, and Virginia Johnson. Works by sexual contact). The first compares these variables’ Edward Laumann, John Gagnon, Robert T. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. Edited by Edward O. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago, 2001. 535 pp. $48.00. ISBN 0226469670

Sex Roles , Volume 50 (4) – Oct 18, 2004
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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Copyright © 2004 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/B:SERS.0000015671.75880.33
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P1: ZBU Sex Roles [sers] pp1079-sers-478067 February 4, 2004 4:21 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 50, Nos. 3/4, February 2004 ( 2004) Book Review Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices lationships (e.g., marriage, cohabitation), and (c) the and Public Policies. Edited by Edward O. networks of social relationships that either constrain Laumann and Robert T. Michael, Chicago, IL, or enable behavior. The soundness of this thesis is The University of Chicago, 2001. 535 pp. $48.00. consistently demonstrated, in various ways, in each of ISBN 0226469670. the anthology’s 13 chapters. Specifically, chapters 1 and 2 present adolescent sexuality as a sequence of choices and behaviors in- The history of sex research is defined by efforts fluenced by the groups to which adolescents belong to illuminate a subject that historically has been (e.g., race, religion, social class) and their personal and shrouded in darkness. Some of the first beacons in biographical characteristics (e.g., age at puberty, par- this area included pioneering works by Alfred Kinsey, ent’s level of education, the experience of childhood William Masters, and Virginia Johnson. Works by sexual contact). The first compares these variables’ Edward Laumann, John Gagnon, Robert T.

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Published: Oct 18, 2004

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