By Suzanne G Frayser
The simplest and/or such a lot informative nonfiction books within the English language almost about human sexuality are defined during this accomplished bibliography for execs, students, scholars, and laypeople. The 1,091 informative abstracts, together with approximately 500 titles new to this version, variety in size from a hundred to six hundred phrases and feature been written from an neutral point of view to facilitate the reader's number of fabrics, despite political or ethical stance. almost all present, urgent sexual matters are represented-abortion, AIDS, baby intercourse abuse, incest, rape, sexual harassment, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, and so on. Annotations on chosen books were prepared based on a revised model of the original type scheme brought within the first variation. Systematic two-fold entry to the contents of the consultant is supplied by means of a close desk of contents and by means of writer, identify, and topic indexes. concentration of this variation is on books released on the grounds that 1970, with new ma
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Anyone familiar with the major abstracting services (Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, and the like) can appreciate the type of abstract found in themgenerally highly descriptive abstracts providing in succinct form the salient information in the item being abstracted, usually a journal article or a conference paper. The terse statements give the purpose of the work, significant data, and conclusions. We have used a similar approach for the abstracts in our guide. Instead of periodical articles and papers, however, we have focused on monographic worksreference books, studies, collections, surveys, bibliographies, and the like, all of which we view as studies.
Aiding the more systematically-minded user is the "Reader's Guide" at the beginning of volume one; it consists of some 45 main headings, such as Groups, History, Music, and Rulers, each divided by narrower subheadings. The articles, often lengthy, are alphabetically arranged. Articles, many of them contributed by the editors, are signed and accompanied by short bibliographies of books and articles. For anyone wishing to find a solid basis for the systematic study of homosexuality, this is the source.
5), the material is presented in lexical form to facilitate access to the ideas about erotic lovemaking that the authors deem significant. " There are also entries for prominent sexologists (Freud, Kinsey), abstract concepts (gallantry, jealousy, responsibility), fields of knowledge (anthropology, psychology), diseases and disorders (venereal diseases, hysteria), sexual practices (incest, masturbation, rape), and particular headings favored by the authors ("facts, facing up to''; "parts, private"; and "words, naughty").