What amazed me about this text is that it made an endlessly interesting topic even more fasicinating. Intelligent and jam packed with information which is well researched and massively diverse. Essential acaedemic and yet so much more.
Do yourself a favor...Buy this book.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
I've read this book at least 4 times, and I never get tired of it. Tanahill's writing is witty,interesting, and unbiased. She addresses the history of sexuality in almost every country and culture (not just Europe, which is what usually happens)and gives a history of humankind, from the Neolithic Revolution to the 1980s. It's well-researched and incredibly informative, filled with facts about gender roles and sexuality (and how this affects everything else in a society) throughout time.
Outstanding and unbiased overview
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
As publisher of the flagship forum of equalitarianism at The Backlash! I have long prized my well worn copy of Reay Tannahil's Sex in History: It is an unbiased overview of sexual relationships throughout history. In highly readable prose Tannahil tells the truth about women and men without lapsing into rants about either sex, and I recommend her book to everyone.
This book changed my view of society.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
It pinpoints clearly where many current but odd behavior patterns derive from. 5 Stars are not enough to describe this most unusual combination of high quality in research, structure and common sense. Many authors should take stile and approach as an example. As a typical human I have a complaint, the book is too thin.
The best explanations I've read for our sexual behavior
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
The author pinpoints the many historical and sociological reasons for our modern sexual behavior (i.e. sexual identity, clothing, dating, etc). She does it in a breezy, informative, and humorous style that is never ponderous or academic. One of my favorite books
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