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Male Sexuality and Alfred Kinsey’s 0–6 Scale: Toward "A Sound Understanding of the Realities of Sex"

Drucker, Donna J. (2010):
Male Sexuality and Alfred Kinsey’s 0–6 Scale: Toward "A Sound Understanding of the Realities of Sex".
In: Journal of Homosexuality, 57 (9), Routledge, pp. 1105-1123, ISSN 0091-8369,
[Online-Edition: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2010.50...],
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Abstract

Using a 0–6 scale, Alfred Kinsey demonstrated that the complexity of human sexuality could best be represented on a continuum rather than as a binary. Kinsey developed the scale from models created by his predecessors in human sex research. A primary intention of the scale was to eradicate sexual identity categories altogether in order to eliminate sexual identity-based persecutions and to promote equal rights. As proponents and opponents of homosexual rights both depended on constructions of sexual identity to advance their agendas, Kinsey's ideal was never realized. The scale nonetheless continues to challenge postmodern associations of identity and sexuality.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2010
Creators: Drucker, Donna J.
Title: Male Sexuality and Alfred Kinsey’s 0–6 Scale: Toward "A Sound Understanding of the Realities of Sex"
Language: English
Abstract:

Using a 0–6 scale, Alfred Kinsey demonstrated that the complexity of human sexuality could best be represented on a continuum rather than as a binary. Kinsey developed the scale from models created by his predecessors in human sex research. A primary intention of the scale was to eradicate sexual identity categories altogether in order to eliminate sexual identity-based persecutions and to promote equal rights. As proponents and opponents of homosexual rights both depended on constructions of sexual identity to advance their agendas, Kinsey's ideal was never realized. The scale nonetheless continues to challenge postmodern associations of identity and sexuality.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Homosexuality
Volume: 57
Number: 9
Publisher: Routledge
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute IWAR > Spatial and Infrastructure Planning
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute IWAR
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 13:27
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2010.50...
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