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Kinsey : Sex the Measure of All Things - Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Kinsey

Sex the Measure of All Things

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Published: 1st October 2004
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..". a sympathetic, insightful and highly readable story.... Gathorne-Hardy... shows us a very human and fallible but ultimately likable Kinsey, impatient and irritable at times, stubborn, willful, certainly a monomaniac about his research interests, whether gall wasps or human sexuality." -- New York Times Book Review

..". revises the] revisionism and presents Kinsey in an altogether more favorable light... a humane and indefatigable sex educator, as well as an unfairly maligned martyr of American priggishness...." -- Salon.com

Gathorne-Hardy's literate, major biography of Kinsey is the first to give a balanced portrait of one of this century's pioneering researchers and social reformers. The author interviewed in depth surviving family members, close colleagues, friends, and lovers. In this subtle, often witty, penetrating book, he reveals not just a series of new revelations, but whole new aspects of this complex, difficult, contradictory, heroic, obsessive, and ultimately sympathetic man.

..". revises [the] revisionism and presents Kinsey in an altogether more favorable light ... a human and indefatigable sex educator, as well as an unfairly maligned martyr of American priggishness...."
..." revises [the] revisionism and presents Kinsey in an altogether more favorable light ... a human and indefatigable sex educator, as well as an unfairly maligned martyr of American priggishness...."
.."." revises [the] revisionism and presents Kinsey in an altogether more favorable light ... a human and indefatigable sex educator, as well as an unfairly maligned martyr of American priggishness....""

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. v
Preface to the American Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Illustrationsp. xiii
Laying the Patterns: 1903-20
Childhood in Hoboken: 1894-1903p. 3
South Orange to Bowdoin College: 1903-14p. 11
College--and First Appearance of the Gall Wasp: 1914-20p. 35
Bloomington, Galls, Marriage--First Steps into Sex Research: 1920-39
The Married Professorp. 55
Sex Lifep. 82
Gall Wasp Triumphp. 100
The Marriage Coursep. 120
A Brief History of Sex Researchp. 151
Sex: The Male Volume
How to Get at the Truthp. 165
Money, Support, Attacks--The Shape of Things to Come: 1941-3p. 185
Kinsey at his Exercise: 1943-4p. 201
Racing for the Male Report: 1944-7p. 229
Writing the Male Volume--Science and Self-expression: 1947p. 255
Publication: Criticism, Praise, Success!p. 269
Sex: The Female Volume
Money--Branching Out--Kinsey's Sexual Experiments: 1948-9p. 289
Expansion--and Discovering the Female: 1949-50p. 310
Filming--'Philosophy'--Women--Writing--Wescott: 1950-1p. 333
Bisexuality--and the Case Against Kinseyp. 355
Writing and Publication of the Female Volume--Science as Sex and Literaturep. 370
The Paper Explosionp. 394
Decline and Fall
Money--and Deterioration: 1953-5p. 405
Europe: October-December 1955p. 420
Deathp. 430
Conclusionsp. 439
Appendix Ap. 455
Appendix Bp. 456
Appendix Cp. 459
Brief Note on Sourcesp. 463
Referencesp. 465
Published Works by Alfred C. Kinseyp. 493
Bibliographyp. 495
Indexp. 501
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ISBN: 9780253217264
ISBN-10: 0253217261
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 596.9 x 396.3  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.78