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By Miriam G. Reumann

Whilst Alfred Kinsey's gigantic stories Sexual habit within the Human Male and Sexual habit within the Human woman seemed in 1948 and 1953, their specified information spurred an exceptional public dialogue of the nation's sexual practices and ideologies. As they debated what behaviors have been common or common, irregular or deviant, chilly conflict americans additionally celebrated and scrutinized the country in their country, referring to obvious adjustments in sexuality to shifts in its political constitution, economic climate, and folks. American Sexual personality employs the experiences and the myriad responses they evoked to envision nationwide debates approximately sexuality, gender, and Americanness after international conflict II. concentrating on the mutual building of postwar principles approximately nationwide identification and sexual existence, this wide-ranging, intelligent, and energetic research explores the numerous makes use of to which those intercourse surveys have been placed at a time of utmost nervousness approximately sexual habit and its results at the nation.

Looking at genuine and perceived adjustments in masculinity, girl sexuality, marriage, and homosexuality, Miriam G. Reumann develops the thought of "American sexual character," sexual styles and attitudes that have been understood to be uniquely American and to mirror modern modifications in politics, social lifestyles, gender roles, and tradition. She considers how obvious shifts in sexual habit formed the nation's offices, houses, and households, and the way those may be associated with racial and sophistication modifications.

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He is disappointed, for the housewife he sees is fully clothed. He disappears into the darkness to look for another window. Down at the police station . . a wild-eyed young mother comes in. She begs to be locked up. 66 In this narrative, as in a host of similar analyses of postwar American life, inappropriate sexual urges and behaviors represent the flip side of the American Dream. The Split-Level Trap—promoted as “a Kinsey Report on 36 chapter one suburbia”—suggests that affluence could not protect Americans from danger.

Experts insisted that sex was a serious topic. It had “entered the realm of discussion,” one sociologist wrote in 1949; authorities increasingly recognized that “changes in sex behavior are taking place . . 12 Hasty war marriages promised to pose additional social problems in the years after the war, and experts braced themselves for trouble from the American women and girls whose war experiences encouraged them to view themselves as sexual actors. 14 In the decade and a half after the war, sex assumed a central and unprecedented place in discussions of America’s troubles and future.

Both kinds of pleasurable consumption were good in their place, logic dictated, but too much unbridled acquisition—whether of sexual partners or Buicks—was bad for the national interest, as well as the individual soul. The social critics who viewed Americans’ allegedly increasing sensuality as part of a larger shift in national priorities were indeed witnessing an important historical transition in the nature of capitalist consumption. 96 During the cold war, American citizens increasingly affirmed their national and class identity through acts of consumption.

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