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The Resource What wild ecstasy : the rise and fall of the sexual revolution, John Heidenry

What wild ecstasy : the rise and fall of the sexual revolution, John Heidenry

Label
What wild ecstasy : the rise and fall of the sexual revolution
Title
What wild ecstasy
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the sexual revolution
Statement of responsibility
John Heidenry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In many respects, the Sexual Revolution was the catalyst that set in motion social life as we know it at the end of the twentieth century. Yet many of us have difficulty remembering - or never knew - just when and where the first shots were fired, how the battle was waged, and who fought on its front lines. In this first popular history of the turbulent last three decades of American sexual culture, journalist John Heidenry completes our sexual education. His startling you-are-there account takes us behind the closed doors of clubs and courtrooms, research labs and bedrooms, to find out who did what to whom - and how, when, where, and why - in the wide world of human sexuality. In cinematic style, the narrative jump-cuts dramatically between story lines, covering a dazzling array of people, places, and events - both little-known and headline-making - as Heidenry expertly navigates the currents of sexual manners and mores. We witness the coming of age of the science of sexology; the burgeoning of popular culture, in which magazines such as Screw and films such as Deep Throat won fans and fanned controversies over freedom of expression; the movement for the rights of gay men, lesbians, and other sexual minorities; and the effect of all these innovations and upheavals on the general public, which gained a new sexual awareness even as it lost its consensus on premarital sex, abortion, and virtually every other sex-related issue. All in all, it was a cultural earthquake whose aftertremors can still be felt - in science, the arts, business, media, and the day-to-day lives of ordinary mortals, for whom sex is, in Heidenry's phrase, "the poor woman's or poor man's grand opera." Now, at last, a watershed era has found a writer who does justice to its impact and its aftermath
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heidenry, John
Dewey number
306.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.U5
LC item number
H43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex customs
  • Sex
  • Sexual ethics
  • Sex in popular culture
Label
What wild ecstasy : the rise and fall of the sexual revolution, John Heidenry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Desire (1965-1971) : The orgasm that changed the world -- The merchants of Venus -- The public wars -- A love that dared to speak its name -- intimations of immortality -- Part Two. Excitement (1971-1978) : Virgins and gypsies -- The scene -- Sex for advanced students -- Part Three. Plateau (1975-1983) : The sleazing of America -- See Dick run -- Missionary positions -- Part Four. Orgasm (1979-1984) : Apre︡s Nous the Sepermathon -- dark night of sexology -- Tristis post coitum -- Part Five. Resolution (1984-present) : The bonfire of the fantasies -- Ecce homo -- Twilight of the gods -- Linda Montano's public hair -- Sex among the ruins
Control code
36130704
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780684810379
Lccn
96051058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What wild ecstasy : the rise and fall of the sexual revolution, John Heidenry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Desire (1965-1971) : The orgasm that changed the world -- The merchants of Venus -- The public wars -- A love that dared to speak its name -- intimations of immortality -- Part Two. Excitement (1971-1978) : Virgins and gypsies -- The scene -- Sex for advanced students -- Part Three. Plateau (1975-1983) : The sleazing of America -- See Dick run -- Missionary positions -- Part Four. Orgasm (1979-1984) : Apre︡s Nous the Sepermathon -- dark night of sexology -- Tristis post coitum -- Part Five. Resolution (1984-present) : The bonfire of the fantasies -- Ecce homo -- Twilight of the gods -- Linda Montano's public hair -- Sex among the ruins
Control code
36130704
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780684810379
Lccn
96051058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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