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The Sexual Organization of the City.

Author: Edward O Laumann; Stephen Ellingson; Jenna Mahay; Anthony Paik; Yoosik Youm
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground--a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But in The Sexual Organization of the City, Edward Laumann and company argue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Laumann, Edward O.
Sexual Organization of the City.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Laumann; Stephen Ellingson; Jenna Mahay; Anthony Paik; Yoosik Youm
ISBN: 9780226470337 0226470334 1283150786 9781283150781
OCLC Number: 721195562
Description: 1 online resource (437 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations and Tables; Preface; Part One: Introduction; 1. The Theory of Sex Markets; 2. The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design; Part Two: The Structure of Urban Sexual Markets; 3. Neighborhoods as Sex Markets; 4. Race and the Construction of Same-Sex Sex Markets in Four Chicago Neighborhoods; Part Three: Sexual and Social Consequences of Sexual Marketplaces; 5. Meeting and Mating over the Life Course; 6. The Sex Market and Its Implications for Family Formation; 7. Commitment, Jealousy, and the Quality of Life.

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We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground--a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But in The Sexual Organization of the City, Edward Laumann and company argue that this idea is a myth. Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, they show that the city is--to the contrary--a place where sexual choices and options are con.

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