Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"In this groundbreaking book, Dr Regnerus draws on several large, population based surveys to provide a representative overview of what Americans think and do with regard to sexual relationships, supplemented by stories from in-depth interviews with100 young adults aged 24-32 conducted by his
research team." -- The Family Education Trust Bulletin Issue 170

"This book has the same message as George Gilder's Men and Marriage which came out a couple of decades back... Is this book unduly pessimistic? No, it is quite realistic...and a much needed wake-up call." -- Dr Pravin Thevathasan, Catholic Medical Quarterly

"A magisterial study of the changing sexual landscape today, which gives special attention to the impact of the digital revolution on sexual behaviour and relationships. Will become a standard work of reference in the field."
-- Anthony Giddens, author of The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love, and Eroticism in Modern Societies

"Mark Regnerus has been a pioneer in the study of how sexuality is changing in modern society. This book is an utterly fascinating, sometimes disturbing, occasionally provocative, brilliantly thoughtful, and always informative account of what he has learned about sex in America in the 21st century.
It offers a wealth of insights about changes in how love relates to sex and friendship, in how people form and change their sexual self-concepts, and in the directions of sexual trends. This is an indispensable read for anyone wishing to understand the sex lives of today's adults, as well as how the
rapid changes in sexuality reverberate through the complex negotiation of romantic relationships."
-- Roy F. Baumeister, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

"Mark Regnerus shows us that when sexual access is plentiful and requires little effort, then sex is cheap--easy to get and not a big deal. The shift from expensive sex to cheap sex was ignited by the pill, fueled by the internet and dating sites and the ready availability of high-quality
pornography. The consequences of cheap sex are profound and complex, and not all positive. Regnerus has a breezy, likable way of telling this fascinating and engaging story. A great read."
-- Linda Waite, Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology, University of Chicago

"Too many young men in America are checked out from work, family, and community. Why are so many of our young men floundering? In this provocative new book, Cheap Sex, Mark Regnerus argues that the availability of low-cost sex and the decline of marriage have made it harder for young men to embrace
adult responsibilities. Everyone concerned about the plight of young men in America should wrestle with the arguments in this important book." -- W. Bradford Wilcox, Director, National Marriage Project, University of Virginia

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Mark Regnerus is Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin. His research is in the areas of sexual behavior, family, marriage, and religion. He is the author of Forbidden Fruit and Premarital Sex in America.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0744MPYY5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 2, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 2, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1322 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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