An ordered love : sex roles and sexuality in Victorian Utopias : the Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community (Book, 1981) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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An ordered love : sex roles and sexuality in Victorian Utopias : the Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community

Author: Louis J Kern
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"An Ordered Love" is the first detailed study of sex roles in the utopian communities that proposed alternatives to monogamous marriage: the Shakers (1779-1890), the Mormons (1843-90), and the Oneida Community (1848-79). The lives of men and women changed substantially when they joined one of the utopian communities. Louis J. Kern challenges the commonly held belief that Mormon polygamy was uniformly degrading to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Utopias
Utopian fiction
History
Oneida-Gemeinschaft
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis J Kern
ISBN: 0807814431 9780807814437 0807840742 9780807840740
OCLC Number: 6042789
Description: xiii, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The true plan of life: Nineteenth-century American attitudes toward the self and sexuality --
Hymenius bound: Shaker sexuality in ideology and practice --
Celestial marriage: Mormon sexuality and sex roles in ideology and practice --
"In the Eden of Heart-Love": Sexuality and sex roles of Oneida Community in Ideology and practice --
Distinguishing the church from the world: Sectarian Communitarianism and Nineteenth-century America.
Responsibility: by Louis J. Kern.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_455326
991000191899705351

Abstract:

Presents the first detailed study of sex roles in the utopian communities that proposed alternatives to monogamous marriage: The Shakers (1779-1890), the Mormons (1843-90), and the Oneida Community  Read more...
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