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JOURNEY INTO SEXUALITY Visual_Manual
AN EXPLORATORY VOYAGE 1986
Wikipedia:Ira Reiss
discussed in THE MICROPOLITICS OF GENDER IN NONINDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES SCOTT COLTRANE
Gagnon, J.H. (1987). Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 16, 238-240.. Review of Reiss's 1986 book: "Journey into Sexuality: An Exploratory Voyage."
Crawford, M. & Popp, D. (2003) Sexual double standards: A review and methodological critique of two decades of research. Journal of Sex Research, 40, 13-26.
University of Minnesota reiss001@umn.edu

JOURNEY INTO SEXUALITY: AN EXPLORATORY VOYAGE

Journey into Sexuality: An Exploratory Voyage, Published 1986 by Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632, home site below approved by special permission of the author.

  • Home
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments "I contacted and received permission to use the data of five researchers: Gwen Broude, Martin Whyte, Marc Ross, Ralph Hupka and Peggy Sanday."
  • Chapter 1 UNCHARTED WATERS
  • Chapter 2 THE SOCIAL NATURE OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
  • Chapter 3 THE DELICATE BOUNDARY: Sexual Jealousy
  • Chapter 4 THE POWER FILTERS: Gender Roles <- this chapter is the basis of the diagram to the upper right.
  • Chapter 5 IDEOLOGIES: The Range of Normality
  • Chapter 6 THE SOCIETAL LINKAGES OF HOMOSEXUALITY
  • Chapter 7 EROTICA: Pathway to Sexuality or Subordination?
  • Chapter 8 A SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
  • Appendix A "All variables have been arranged so that the categories are coded from low on the variable to high on the variable when applying my label for the variable."
"The data from the Standard Sample were purchased on a computer tape from HRAF (the Human Relations Area Files) in New Haven, Connecticut."
"Whyte took a 50% sample of the 186 societies and thus chose to use only 93 of the societies. Ross also chose a 50% sample of the 186 societies in his coding and found 3 of them uncodable and so ended up with 90 societies. Hupka obtained his societies from the HRAF files and came up with only 80 cultures that were in the Standard Sample. Sanday found only 156 societies of the Standard Sample were sufficiently codable for her purposes. Broude also found that many of the societies in the Standard Sample lacked sufficient information on enough of her variables to be useful. She used between 31 and 102 societies for the codes I used in this book."

Sexology and Psychology

Farmer, Melissa A.; Binik, Yitzchak M. 2005. Psychology is From Mars, Sexology is From Venus: Can They Meet on Earth? Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, Vol 46(1), Feb 2005, 46-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0085824

Reiss's comment on other studies

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Reiss suggests “For some interesting cross-cultural work on gender roles” at that time to see these further studies. They are open to DEf reanalysis with the Ethnographic Atlas database in the first study, and to DEf reanalysis with the STCS database in the second.

Aronoff, Joel, and William D. Crano, 1975. "A Re-examination of the Cross-cultural Principles of Task Segregation and Sex Role Differentiation in the Family," American Sociological Review, vo. 40: pp. 12-20.

Crano, William D., and Joel Aronoff, 1978. "A Cross-cultural Study of Expressive and Instrumental Role Complementarity in the Family," American Sociological Review, vol. 43: pp. 463-471.

To these suggestions one might add: Frayser, Suzanne G., and Thomas J. Whitby. 1995 (2nd edition). Studies in Human Sexuality: A Selected Guide. Libraries Unlimited, Inc. Frayser, Suzanne G. 1985. Varieties of sexual experience: An anthropological perspective on human sexuality. New Haven, CT: HRAF Press.

Reiss's Wheel Theory of Love

The Reiss's Wheel Theory of Love is another interesting sociological theory proposed by Sociologist Ira Reiss and his associates. It was a theory that created research on the subject of love for decades. The Reiss's Wheel Theory of Love states that there are four stages of love which are: (1) rapport; (2) self-revelation; (3) mutual dependency; and (4) personality need fulfillment.

Reiss, Ira L. 1960. Premarital Sexual Standards in America: a sociological investigation of the relative social and cultural integration of American sexual standards. The Free Press.

Borland, Dolores M. 1975. An Alternative Model of the Wheel Theory. The Family Coordinator 24(3): 289-292. http://www.jstor.org/stable/583179. Abstract: Abstract ideas and concepts are understood more easily and fully if some visual representation can be shown. Reiss developed a graphic concept of how a primary social relationship develops. The basic purpose here is to review this theory and to propose an alternative and dynamic graphic model of his concept to aid in the teaching and understanding of the development of primary social relationships.

Citations to Reiss

http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft0k40038c&chunk.id=d0e3711&toc.id=d0e3690&brand=ucpress

Suzanne G. Frayser 1995