Lecture 11

Lecture 11 - 03:35 Review Race and the American Family II...

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Unformatted text preview: 03:35 Review Race and the American Family II Hispanic & Asian families 50% of these marriages are interracial Racial intermarriage History, racial threat, anti-miscegenation legislation Preview Sexual Orientation Important distinctions Preferences (attraction, desire) Behavior(sex acts) Sexual identity (self/social classification) Statistics Biosocial (integrative) perspective History of homosexuality in the U.S. Distinctions Sexual Preferences Attraction, desire, arousal Sexual Behavior How preferences & opportunities translate into sexual acts Sexual Identity: The self/social classification of people based on their sexual preferences and behaviors as gay, lesbian, straight etc A way to define a person in the eyes of self and others But ask: why are people routinely classified on the basis of sexual orientation? Why not on basis of, say, handedness? Internal and external identity construction since late 19th C Beware: three issues often conflated/ confused. Fuzzy link to sexual preferences, behavior, and identity How Common is Homosexuality? Very difficult to measure Conceptual uncertainty Should we measure preferences, behavior, or identity? =>Best research offers separate measures for each Survey research One of the trickiest topics to elicit responses Allegedly bested only by masturbation Audio assisted computer interviews anonymous, can listen privately Kinsey Report (1948) post WWII men provide, women stay at home/ culture is polite Kinsey Report: The Sexuality of the Human Male Unexpectedly high numbers 50% acknowledged same sex attraction >30% post-adolescent same-sex contact resulting in orgasm 10% ? more or less exclusively homosexual for at least three years during adulthood Based on severely flawed methodology! Snowball sample- seek out unusual ?...
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Lecture 11 - 03:35 Review Race and the American Family II...

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