The Kinsey Institute

The Kinsey Institute

The First Seventy Years
Judith A. Allen, Hallimeda E. Allinson, Andrew CLARK-HUCKSTEP, Brandon J. Hill, Stephanie A. Sanders and Liana Zhou
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Format: Hardback 67 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-02976-8
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Founded by Alfred C. Kinsey in 1947, the Kinsey Institute has been a leading organization in developing an understanding of human sexuality. In this new book with over 65 images of Kinsey and the Institute’s collections, Judith A. Allen and the coauthors look at the work Kinsey started over 70 years ago and how the Institute has continued to make an impact on understanding on our culture. Covering the early years of the Institute through the "Sexual Revolution," into the AIDS pandemic of the Reagan era, and on into the "internet hook-up" culture of today, the book illuminates the Institute’s work and its importance to society.

Author Bio

Judith A. Allen is Ralph Walter Professor of History at Indiana University, Associate Editor of the Journal of American History, and Senior Research Fellow of the Kinsey Institute.

Hallimeda E. Allinson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Indiana University and currently serves as a historical consultant to the Kinsey Institute.

Andrew Clark-Huckstep is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Indiana University. He has served as a historical consultant to the Kinsey Institute.

Brandon J. Hill is Executive Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the University of Chicago, and Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

Stephanie A. Sanders is Peg Zeglin Brand Chair of Gender Studies, Provost Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University.

Liana Zhou is Director of the Kinsey Institute Library and Special Collections.


“An important contribution to the history of sexuality. It has no rival.”
 — Angus McLaren, author of Impotence: A Cultural History

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Looking Back
1. Overlapping Foundations (1916-1946)
2. Making "The Kinsey Reports" (1947-1956)
3. Finishing The Mission (1957-1965)
4. Navigating "Sexual Revolution" (1966-1981)
5. Bringing Paradigm Shifts (1982-1993)
6. Turning Outward (1994-2016)
Conclusion: Looking Forward
Appendix A: Selected Publications by Kinsey Institute Researchers and Affiliates – By Decade
Appendix B: Selected Books Drawing Upon Kinsey Institute Collections

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