Unwin sex and culture pdf
Sex and culture ( edition) | Open LibraryIf we make a god of sexuality, that god will fail in ways that affect the whole person and perhaps the whole society. While much of the media is buzzing about a new survey on sex in America, I'm still thinking about a book, "Sex and Culture," published in I discovered it in the windowless warrens of a large university library, and I felt like an archaeologist must feel unearthing an artifact from the catacombs. Seeking to test the Freudian notion that civilization is a byproduct of repressed sexuality, the scholar J. Unwin studied 86 different societies. His findings startled many scholars - above all, Unwin himself - because all 86 demonstrated a direct tie between monogamy and the "expansive energy" of civilization. Unwin had no Christian convictions and applied no moral judgment: "I offer no opinion about rightness or wrongness.
Sex and Culture
Sex and Culture by J. Publisher : Oxford University Press Number of pages : Description : I discuss eighty uncivilized societies, and from the nature of their cultural behaviour make my first induction. Whenever our knowledge is complete, we find that in any vigorous society the method of regulating the relations between the sexes was constantly changing; and, unless there is direct evidence, it is wrong to assume that in any such society social laws were ever static and unchanging, even for three generations. Home page url. Download or read it online for free here: Download link multiple formats. Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution - National Academies Press The hominin fossil record documents a history of evolutionary events that have ultimately shaped and defined humans.
The way you save a shortcut to an article on your desktop depends on what internet browser and device you are using. Price 7 s. Those who are easily intimidated by the sheer weight of statistical enumeration will at once succumb to the thesis of this book—that in human society there is a positive correlation between the degree of sexual restraint and the height of culture. The critical reader may indeed observe that the conclusion is somewhat wider than the premise. Unwin measures the degree of sexual restraint in any society by the pre-nuptial chastity of its marriageable girls p.
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