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Sex and Culture


THE principal thesis of this highly elaborate investigation is that there is a causal relationship between sexual opportunity and cultural condition. Sexual opportunity is measured by the kind and amount of regulation that societies employ for controlling or checking the sex impulses before and after marriage. Cultural condition is used in a very narrow sense to stand for the manner in which a people conceives of the power or powers in the universe, as judged by the outwardly observable steps that are taken to maintain right relations with it or them.

Sex and Culture.

By Dr. J. D. Unwin. Pp. xxiv + 676. (London: Oxford University Press, 1934.) 36s. net.

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GINSBERG, M. Sex and Culture. Nature 135, 205–206 (1935).

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