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Bullough, Vern L.

Works: 174 works in 705 publications in 2 languages and 29,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Interviewee
Classifications: RT31, 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 )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 2,093 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
Before Stonewall : activists for gay and lesbian rights in historical context by Phd Dececco( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates the lives of the courageous individuals involved in the early struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights in the United States. Authored by those who knew them (often activists themselves), the biographies in this volume examine the lives of pre-1969 barrier breakers
American nursing : a biographical dictionary by Vern L Bullough( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 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
Cross dressing, sex, and gender by Vern L Bullough( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,284 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
Encyclopedia of birth control by Vern L Bullough( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,208 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
Adolescence, sexuality, and the criminal law : multidisciplinary perspectives by Vern L Bullough( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This updated version of the papers delivered to the International Society for the Treatment of Sex Offenders in 2002 is a guide for lawmakers, sexologists, psychologists, and lawyers interested in an interdisciplinary approach to adolescent sexuality and the criminal law. This resource carefully examines the ramifications of child sexual abuse laws that fail to distinguish between children and adolescents. It includes discussions of the history of the age of consent, adolescent sexuality, relations between adolescents and adults, and adolescent prostitution and pornography that will leave you better informed about the sexual rights of adolescents and the criminal politics of youth protection."--Jacket
Sexual variance in society and history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 1,045 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 ... "
Human sexuality : an encyclopedia by Vern L Bullough( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the preface, this work updates and expands upon Robinson's "Encyclopedia Sexualis" (1936) and Ellis and Abarbanel's "Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior" (1961) and complements "A Descriptive Dictionary and Atlas of Sexology" (Greenwood, 1991). This volume concentrates on longer articles and major issues, addressing the general, but literate, public. More than 200 signed articles--by approximately 100 authors, from a variety of fields: nursing, biology, history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, and literature, the bulk of whom hold doctoral degrees--cover a variety of sex-related topics. Articles that focus on the biological aspects of sexuality are written in lay terms, graphic but not sensational. Includes brief biographies of significant sex researchers, educators, and therapists, but "only deceased or elder statespersons" in the field, such as Alfred Kinsey and William Masters. All articles end with selected references to scholarly literature
The emergence of modern nursing by Vern L Bullough( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographies of 175 women and two men nursing leaders. Most entrants were born before 1900. Signed entries give lengthy biographical information, references, and life dates. Many photographs and drawings
Sexual practices & the medieval church by Vern L Bullough( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and German and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book analyzes Christian assumptions about sexuality, chronicles the early institutionalization of these assumptions, and explores the theological debate about the meaning of marriage and the role of sex in marriage. The theological conception of sex, including issues such as rape, seduction, impotence, and prostitution, is then examined as it came to be developed by canon lawyers and justified by medical and scientific writers. The book concludes with an overview of late medieval sex practices as seen in the literature of the period and in demographic studies
Women and prostitution : a social history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the social and historical context of prostitution, exploring the forms and practices prostitution has assumed in many cultures over many centuries. Based on the assumption that one cannot understand prostitution without first understanding the role of women in society, this volume examines the historical, sociological, and anthropological background of prostitution. The authors expose the inextricable interweaving of scores of cultural dilemmas: women as property, pornography and the fear of sexuality, religion and promiscuity, sex and social class, and the control of venereal disease
Homosexuality : a history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ground-breaking study is an exploration of the realities of homosexuality in history and an examination of the myths that have grown up around it. The record of practices and prejudices moves from biblical and classical through early and medieval Christian, Renaissance, and Victorian times, to our own era of dramatic changes. We learn of prominent figures who were homosexuals, claimed to understand homosexuality or both; of the theories that have flourished and faded; of the differing attitudes toward male and female homosexuality; of persecution and its tragic toll; of the chain of events that led to the contemporary opening of the closet doors... This book offers a historical perspective of all the factors that have shaped and changed our attitudes of homosexuality from ancient times to the present."--From book jacket
Handbook of medieval sexuality by Vern L Bullough( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteen original articles written by medieval scholars fill a gap in the field's scholarship which has ignored sexuality as a topic. Building on the groundbreaking work of Michel Foucault's history of sexuality, the essays consider ignored research work and bring fresh insights to the culture, history, and literature of the middle ages. The writings focus on sexual norms, homosexuality, lesbianism, prostitution, and sexuality in the context of Christian, Judaic, and Islamic religious practices. c. Book News Inc
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 663 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
The care of the sick : the emergence of modern nursing by Vern L Bullough( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contraception : a guide to birth control methods by Vern L Bullough( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date book offering factual information on all available birth control options
Nursing, a historical bibliography by Bonnie Bullough( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prostitution : an illustrated social history by Vern L Bullough( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is a huge historical panorama of the forms and practices prostitution has assumed in many cultures over many centuries. It concentrates on prostitution in the nations of the West, but also extensively depicts it as it has existed in the Near East, India, and the Far East. Its comprehensive approach, its profuse illustrations, its extraordinarily tantalizing and useful bibliography make PROSTITUTION: AN ILLUSTRATED SOCIAL HISTORY quite simply a book like no other on the subject. As the debate over abolition or regulation rages hotter than ever, the ideas and evidence marshaled here will read symphathetically and with utility by feminists, police, civil libertarians, prostitutes themselves and all those interested - whether personally or professionally - in this profoundly human institution
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Encyclopedia of birth control
Before Stonewall : activists for gay and lesbian rights in historical contextAmerican nursing : a biographical dictionaryCross dressing, sex, and genderEncyclopedia of birth controlAdolescence, sexuality, and the criminal law : multidisciplinary perspectivesHuman sexuality : an encyclopediaAmerican nursing : a biographical dictionarySexual practices & the medieval church
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 L. Bullough

Vern Leroy Bullough US-amerikanischer Historiker und Sexologe

벌로, 번 1928-

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