Re: [sixties-l] Query on Sexual Revolution

From: Rusty Monhollon (
Date: Sat Jan 27 2001 - 11:55:56 EST

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            Try Beth Bailey's "Sex in the Heartland" (Harvard, 2000). It
    looks at changing sexual mores in the nation's heartland through a
    case study of Lawrence, Kansas. It's accessible for students, and
    offers a fresh look at the idea of a sexual revolution.


    >Sixties List Members: I have taught a course on the 1960s at Indiana
    >State University called "The Sixties: Counterculture and Protest" for
    >more than six years. The one area I have trouble finding good readings
    >(either primary or secondary) is the sexual revolution. By sexual
    >revolution I don't just mean hippies but the change in mores in this era
    >from miniskirts and Playboy to Masters and Johnson and the singles and
    >disco scene. I have used selections from Stephanie Coontz's book "The
    >Way We Never Were" with some success but am stumped for other reading
    >suitable for undergraduates in a general education class. I am also
    >wondering if there is a broader interpretive work I can use to help
    >conceptualize the sexual revolution.
    >Does anyone out there have suggestions?
    >Rich Schneirov
    >Dept of History
    >Indiana State University

    Rusty Monhollon, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Department of History
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    Columbia, MO 65211-7500

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