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Sexual Lifestyle in the Twentieth Century

A Research Study

  • Authors
  • Elina Haavio-Mannila
  • Osmo Kontula
  • Anna Rotkirch
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Research Material and Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 1-20
  3. Sexuality in Early Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 23-36
    3. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 37-59
  4. Sexual Lifestyles in Different Types of Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 63-82
    3. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 83-100
    4. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 101-114
    5. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 115-124
    6. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 125-149
  5. Remembering Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 153-174
    3. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 175-193
    4. Elina Haavio-Mannila, Osmo Kontula, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 194-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-224

About this book

Introduction

This study presents us with an insightful sociological exploration of sexual practice, within five different types of relationship and from varying perspectives of gender and age: lifelong love; serial loves; searching; devitalized relations, and parallel relations. Based on the accounts of almost two hundred adults in Finland, these real-life experiences reflect the way in which sexuality has evolved both within the lifetime of the individual, and over generations. Also examined is the impact of major historical events on love and sexual relationships - from war to economic crisis - and that of the 'spirit of the age': from the emancipatory zeal of the 1960s to the new-age holistic ideals in the 1980s.

Keywords

childhood crisis gender research sociology Union war youth

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