1st Edition

Sex Surveyed, 1949-1994 From Mass-Observation's "Little Kinsey" To The National Survey And The Hite Reports

By Liz Stanley Copyright 1995
    258 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    256 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    First published in 1995. This book provides the only feminist overview of the development of both the mainstream and the feminist variant of the survey as a means of investigating sexual attitude and behaviour. Illuminating reading for the general reader, essential for students on Sexuality, Methodology, Women’s Studies a d British Modern Social History courses and key text for all Sociologists.

    Section One: Mass-Observation, Little Kinsey & the Sex Survey Tradition: Introduction: Little Kinsey - Some Feminist Issues and Interests in Britain, by Mass-Observation; From Observing to Surveying, From Seatown to Little Kinsey; Mass-Observation's Sex Research 1937-1949; From Patterns of Marriage to Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles: The Sex Survey in Context; Theorising While Appearing Not To? - Ideas and the British Sex Survey. Section Two: Little Kinsey: Mass-Observation's Sex Survey of 1949: Part A, The survey: Sex Surveyed; Part B, The Mechanics of Sex: The Facts of Life; Sex Education; Birth Control; Part C, Institutions of Sex: Marriage; Divorce; Part D, Outside Marriage: Extra-Marital Relations; Prostitution; Part E, Sex and Life: The Psychology of Sex; Sexual Morality; Opinion Forming. Section Three: The Feminist Surveys Back: Surveying the Survey; Surveying Sex the Mass-Observation Way; Shere Hite & the Feminist Sex Survey; Sex Changes? - Sex Surveys and Social Change.


    Liz M. T. Tyit