Sex Seen: The Emergence of Modern Sexuality in America

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Sex Seen provides a complex and intriguing account of the changes in the social construction of sexuality in America during the past century. Focusing on Sacramento, California, at the dawn of the twentieth century, Sharon Ullman juxtaposes early cinema, vaudeville performances, and popular newspapers and magazines with insights drawn from transcripts of Sacramento court cases. She demonstrates how attitudes that emerged in the popular media - ideas about gender roles, female desire, prostitution, divorce, and homosexuality ...

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