Reading Guide, Homeward Bound, Chapters 4, 6, 7, and 9 Remember as you read to always be considering how the chapter fits into May’s larger argument. Here are some questions to guide you: 1. In Chapter 4, May writes about various sexualities that are deemed in need of “containment” during the early Cold War. What sexualities in particular does she address? How does she attempt to bridge this public/private divide? 2. What are the “containment strategies” devised at the time for these supposed “out of control” sexualities? 3. How are the roles of the homemaker and “traditional marriage” deemed necessary for Cold War security? 4. What is the “reproductive consensus” described by May in Chapter 6? How does child rearing become a civic value? What is the role of the father and mother in the “reproductive consensus”? 5.
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Cold War., domestic containment, reproductive consensus