When did the sexual revolution happen? Most Americans would probably say the 1960s. In reality, young couples were changing the rules of public and private life for decades before. By the early years of the twentieth century, teenagers were increasingly free of adult supervision, and taking control of their sexuality in many ways. Dating, going steady, necking, petting, and cohabiting all provoked adult hand-wringing and advice, most of it ignored. By the time the media began announcing the arrival of a sexual revolution,' it had been going on for half a century. Youth and Sexuality in the Twentieth-Century United States tells this story with fascinating revelations from both personal writings and scientific sex research. John C. Spurlock follows the major changes in the sex lives of American youth across the entire century, considering how dramatic revolutions in the culture of sex affected not only heterosexual relationships, but also gay and lesbian youth, and same-sex friendships. The dark side of sex is also covered, with discussion of the painful realities of sexual violence and coercion in the lives of many young people. Full of details from first-person accounts, this lively and accessible history is essential for anyone interested in American youth and sexuality.
Der Aufschwung der Psychiatrie in der zweiten Hlfte des 19. Jahrhunderts ging mit zahlreichen Verwerfungen einher. Erstens war festzustellen, dass moderne Strmungen in der Kunst, Aufflligkeiten des Sexualverhaltens sowie andere unangepasste soziale Verhaltensweisen psychiatrisiert wurden. Hier spielte das in den 1890er Jahren entwickelte Konzept der Psychopathie eine wichtige Rolle wie auch der Querulantenwahn. Viele Psychiater nutzten diese Expansionsbestrebungen, um sich - initiiert durch die Revolution - in politischen Diskursen mit neuen gesellschaftpolitischen Entwrfen zu profilieren. Zweitens sind Begriffs- und Wissenszirkulationen feststellbar. So wurde z.B. der Begriff der Schizophrenie durch einen Transfer in andere Kontexte, u.a. in die Literatur, mit neuen semantischen Codierungen versehen. Umgekehrt wurde der Begriff der Spannung von der Psychiatrie adaptiert und nutzbar gemacht. Auch aus der Sexualwissenschaft kommende Wissensmuster wurden von der Psychiatrie angenommen und integriert. Drittens gab es bei der knstlerischen Avantgarde einen affirmativen Diskurs zum Wahnsinn, der sich nicht zuletzt im Genie-Wahnsinn-Diskurs manifestierte. Die Autorinnen und Autoren errtern diese sehr unterschiedlichen Phnomene originell und kenntnisreich.
Parrot and Olivier in America is a dazzling comic masterpiece that reminds us why Peter Carey is Australia's most internationally acclaimed novelist. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the child of survivors of the revolution. Parrot, the son of an English printer, is a restless servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid another revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. They are an unlikely pair, but where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new democratic experiment, America? And who better than Carey to show what Americans do not always wish to see: that their earliest observers included some who foresaw disastrous consequences for that experiment, well before they became headlines around the world. A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art. 'If envy is any writer's sincerest form of admiration, then I was sick with admiration on every page of this vigorous, lyrical masterpiece. The dramatic situations are struck off with hallucinatory force, the characters are coddled with tenderness and humor - and the distant past is made as present as a slap in the face. Peter Carey has long been one of the best writers in English; now he is even better.' Edmund White 'This is Peter Carey at his best: playful, extravagant . fully in control . a tour de force, a wonderfully dizzying succession of adventures . executed with great panache.' Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald 'Once this novel grabs you, it holds you. Heart as well as brain. It's the story of a long and improbable friendship, a romance, and a cracking adventure. A study of class and a sharp argument about democracy. A tragicomic tale of how losers can become winners, and winners can blow their chances.' Jennifer Byrne, The Age 'A lavishly staged, densely textured, entirely beguiling adventure ... The story strolls, spreads and sprawls at the same time as Carey's language sparkles and glitters.' Mark Thomas, Canberra Times 'Carey is at the peak of his powers.' Bookseller & Publisher 'Anyone who as followed his work over the years knows that Peter Carey is a wily seducer, a mental acrobat who can bound across continents and centuries and make us believe in whatever world he has discovered and imagined. Parrot and Olivier transports us to the rough-and-tumble America of 1830, and it's possibly the most charming and engaging novel this demon of a storyteller has yet written. His prose has never been more buoyant, more vigorous, more musical. Open this book and listen to Peter Carey sing. ' Paul Auster 'Two-time B