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Bullough, Vern L.

Works: 139 works in 549 publications in 3 languages and 26,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Popular works  Biography  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ12, 301.4179
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Most widely held works about Vern L Bullough
Most widely held works by Vern L Bullough
The subordinate sex; a history of attitudes toward women by Vern L Bullough( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of attitudes toward women. Sources range from ancient law codes to a study of women in Soviet fiction. Early Jewish and Christian views of women, the Greek idealization of homosexual love [p. 70], the development of the of the concept of romance, the teachings of the prophet Muhammad on sexual needs, the hindu idea of female eroticism, and the principles behind the suffrage movemant are among the topics discussed
Human sexuality : an encyclopedia by Vern L Bullough( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on human sexuality that reflects a variety of viewpoints. Articles include a list of references where the interested reader can find additional information. Brief biographies of some of the more important sex researchers, educators, and therapists have been included
Sexual variance in society and history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive overview of the historical and cross-cultural attitudes toward stigmatized sexual behavior in both the Eastern and Western cultures ... "
The emergence of modern nursing by Vern L Bullough( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sin, sickness & sanity : a history of sexual attitudes by Vern L Bullough( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual practices & the medieval church by Vern L Bullough( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and German and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and prostitution : a social history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een historisch, sociologisch en antropologisch overzicht van prostitutie
Cross dressing, sex, and gender by Vern L Bullough( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In any society, the perception of femininity and masculinity is not necessarily dependent on female or male genitalia. Cross dressing, gender impersonation, and long-term masquerades of the opposite sex are commonplace throughout history. In contemporary American culture the behavior occurs most often among male heterosexuals and homosexuals, sometimes for erotic pleasure, sometimes not. In the past, however, cross dressing was for the most part practiced more by women than men. Although males often burlesqued women and gave comic impersonations of them, they rarely attempted a change of public gender until the twentieth century. This phenomenon, according to Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough, has implications for any understanding of the changing relationships between the sexes in the twentieth century. In most Western societies, being a man and demonstrating masculinity is more highly prized than being a woman and displaying femininity. Some non-Western societies, however, are more tolerant and even encourage men to behave like women and women to act like men. Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender not only surveys cross dressing and gender impersonation throughout history and in a variety of cultures, but also examines the medical, biological, psychological, and sociological findings that have been presented in the modern scientific literature. This volume offers the results of the authors' research into contemporary gender issues and the search for explanations. After examining the various current theories regarding cross dressing and gender impersonation, the Bulloughs offer their own theory. This book, destined to become a classic in its field, is the culmination of thirty years of research by the Bulloughs into gender impersonation and cross dressing. Their groundbreaking findings will be of interest to anyone involved in the debate over nature versus nurture, and have implications not only for scholars in the various social sciences and sex and gender studies, but for educators, nurses, physicians, feminist, gays, lesbians, and general readers. This work will be of more personal interest to anyone who identifies as a transvestite or transsexual or who has been classified by medical and psychiatric professionals as suffering from gender dysphoria. Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender covers a wide range of cultures and periods. As the first comprehensive attempt to examine the phenomenon of cross dressing, it will be of interest to students and scholars of social history, sociology, nursing, and women's studies
Homosexuality : a history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thematische hoofdstukken over homosexualiteit en godsdienst, de wet, de beweging, coming out etc
The care of the sick : the emergence of modern nursing by Vern L Bullough( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in the bedroom : a history of sex research by Vern L Bullough( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first serious sex research study ever undertaken (in France with a group of Prostitutes in 1830) to the work of Masters and Johnson in our own day, sex research has been a field mired in controversy. Science in the Bedroom shows how, for most of its history and in whatever country it has been undertaken, sex research has been driven by forces outside itself. Among those forces have been groups marginalized as deviant, including homosexuals, free-love advocates, and feminists; courts and governments in search of independent data to support public morality standards; the desires of women for safe and effective contraceptive devices freely disseminated; the desire of doctors to medicalize all sex research and to view only the research that produces treatment therapies as valuable; and the fears of public funding institutes that their images will be sullied if they support independent sex research. The book traces how this moral overtone led the Rockefeller family to support sex research and how their money led to basic scientific breakthroughs in the l92Os and 1930s, culminating in the Kinsey studies. The backlash was so great, however, that the Rockefeller foundation dropped its sex studies. Based on archival sources and extensive personal interviews, Science in the Bedroom celebrates the lives and work of the major figures who risked their academic reputations to work in a stigmatized field. Vern L. Bullough emphasizes the difficulty of researching sex, since it involves not only biology but psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, and a variety of professions, including medicine, religion, law, nursing, and social work. Containing fascinating new material on the efforts of a group of turn-of-the-century German homosexuals to decriminalize homosexuality, and on such important but largely forgotten female sex researchers as Katherine Bement Davis and Clelia Mosher, the book credits courageous homosexuals and feminists for much of the best early work
Contraception : a guide to birth control methods by Vern L Bullough( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date book offering factual information on all available birth control options
Before Stonewall : activists for gay and lesbian rights in historical context by Vern L Bullough( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of concise biographies examines the lives of pre-1969 gay & lesbian activists, including Harry Hay, Henry Gerber, Alfred Kinsey, Del Martin, Phyliss Lyon, Jim Kepner, Jack Nichols, Christine Jorgeson, Jose Sarria, Barbara Grier & Frank Kameny
Handbook of medieval sexuality by Vern L Bullough( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like specialists in other fields in humanities and social sciences, medievalists have begun to investigate and write about sex and related topics such as courtship, concubinage, divorce, marriage, prostitution, and child rearing. The scholarship in this significant volume asserts that sexual conduct formed a crucial role in the lives, thoughts, hopes and fears both of individuals and of the institutions that they created in the middle ages. The absorbing subject of sexuality in the Middle Ages is examined in 19 original articles written specifically for this ""Handbook"" by the major aut
Nursing, a historical bibliography by Bonnie Bullough( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of birth control( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to full coverage of traditional techniques of contraception and a discussion of the history of current practices, this encyclopedia includes an appendix that briefly outlines the contemporary contraceptive practices in every major country in the world
Prostitution : an illustrated social history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual attitudes : myths & realities by Vern L Bullough( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sexual Attitudes: Myths and Realities, internationally acclaimed sexologists Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough take readers on a guided tour through the many assumptions and misconceptions we harbor about our own sexuality, as they bring us up to date on a variety of sexual and related issues. How did masturbation evolve from being regarded as a cause of insanity to being a normal part of sexual development? When did the medical profession stop viewing homosexuality as a sin or sickness, and accept it as a valid form of sexual expression? How did abortion move from being an illegal act, performed in secrecy under dangerous conditions, to a constitutionally protected right? The authors highlight the ways in which social, moral, and religious attitudes have dramatically changed from being founded on myths to relying on more science-based realities. The Bulloughs argue that accepting new knowledge need not undermine morality even though it challenges entrenched, often unfounded, assumptions about our sexual behavior. They contend that our traditional attitudes about sex must be continuously rethought and updated rather than shrouded in mystery and myth. Moral values can still be maintained even while acknowledging the existence of vastly more accurate information about the physiology of sex and the many ways in which we choose to express our sexuality
Florence Nightingale and her era : a collection of new scholarship( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American nursing : a biographical dictionary by Vern L Bullough( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volumes 1 and 2 are out of print. Traces the development of the nursing profession through the biographies of individual nurses, since 1925, that helped create nursing history. For nurses, students, and the general public
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Human sexuality : an encyclopedia
Alternative Names
Bullough Vern

Bullough, Vern 1928-

Bullough, Vern L. 1928-

Bullough, Vern L. (Vern LeRoy), 1928-

Bullough, Vern LeRoy

Bullough, Vern Leroy 1928-

Le Roy Bullough, Vern 1928-

LeRoy Bullough, Vern 1928-

Vern Bullough Amerikaans historicus (1928-2006)

Vern Leroy Bullough US-amerikanischer Historiker und Sexologe

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English (242)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

Human sexuality : an encyclopediaSexual practices & the medieval churchWomen and prostitution : a social historyCross dressing, sex, and genderScience in the bedroom : a history of sex researchBefore Stonewall : activists for gay and lesbian rights in historical contextHandbook of medieval sexualityEncyclopedia of birth control