Human Sexuality — Battleground or Peaceground?

  • Mary S. Calderone
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


The evolution of scientific knowledge about a specific area does not usually proceed in linear fashion, but rather in a series of step-like plateaus separated from each other by varying time intervals. Whether these intervals are long or short will depend on several factors, e.g., the importance of the area in the eyes of one or more researchers or in the view of social need; the rapidity with which the knowledge spreads coupled with the degree of interest it arouses in workers in similar or related fields; the recognition of its importance by nonworkers in the field and an increasing public demand for it.


Criminal Code Sexual Pleasure Human Sexuality Plan Parenthood Gender Role Behavior 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary S. Calderone
    • 1
  1. 1.USA

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