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Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations

Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations

Thomas K. Hubbard Beert Verstraete
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across cultures, from highly institutionalized relationships in Ancient Greece and Rome, to 33 contemporary cultures including the USA, and among various species. His conclusions that these relations, when consensual, are not always negative was radical, but based in his research findings. Even before publication of an invited article on the topic, he was subjected to intensive attacks, censured, and censored. This book presents a substantially extended version of Rind’s original, unpublished article, plus 12 scholarly responses to his work that argue for or against Rind’s conclusions or offer useful context on his work. For anyone interested in sex research and the academic freedom issues surrounding it, whether supportive of or vehemently opposed to Rind’s ideas, this book is a must-read.
Pages
368
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Left Coast Press
Release
August 31, 2013
ISBN
161132338X
ISBN 13
9781611323382

Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations

Thomas K. Hubbard Beert Verstraete
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across cultures, from highly institutionalized relationships in Ancient Greece and Rome, to 33 contemporary cultures including the USA, and among various species. His conclusions that these relations, when consensual, are not always negative was radical, but based in his research findings. Even before publication of an invited article on the topic, he was subjected to intensive attacks, censured, and censored. This book presents a substantially extended version of Rind’s original, unpublished article, plus 12 scholarly responses to his work that argue for or against Rind’s conclusions or offer useful context on his work. For anyone interested in sex research and the academic freedom issues surrounding it, whether supportive of or vehemently opposed to Rind’s ideas, this book is a must-read.
Pages
368
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Left Coast Press
Release
August 31, 2013
ISBN
161132338X
ISBN 13
9781611323382

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