Re: [sixties-l] Query on Sexual Revolution

From: Matthew J. Countryman (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 13:16:36 EST

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    I've had great success with Susan Douglas, _Where the Girls Are: Growing
    Up Female with the Mass Media_, in a 60's class.

    Matthew J. Countryman
    Assistant Professor of History and American Culture
    1029 Tisch Hall 1003
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    734 647-2434

    On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, hischnei wrote:

    > 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

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