Censoring Sex Research

Censoring Sex Research

The Debate Over Male Intergenerational Relations

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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 This book presents a substantially extended version of Rind's original, unpublished article, plus 8 scholarly responses to his work that argue for or against Rind's conclusions or offer useful context on his work.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.--Publisher information
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781611323382
161132338X
9781611323399
1611323398
Characteristics: xxix, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hubbard, Thomas K
Verstraete, Beert C

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