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The Sexual Organization of the City$
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Edward O. Laumann, Stephen Ellingson, Jenna Mahay, Anthony Paik, and Yoosik Youm

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780226470313

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.001.0001

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The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design

The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design

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The Sexual Organization of the City

Martha Van Haitsma

Anthony Paik

Edward O. Laumann

University of Chicago Press

This chapter provides an overview of research strategies, describes the Chicago Health and Social Life Survey data, and highlights some of the distinctive features of sexual expression in Chicago. It is a immodest, wishful aspiration that the picture of urban sexuality presented by the book replace that presented by such media representations as the television show Sex and the City, which portrays the sexual adventures of four professional, white women living in Manhattan. The chapter looks at sexuality as it is expressed across an entire city population. Many of our respondents are poor, are members of racial/ethnic minorities, and are unlikely to come into contact with the rarefied world portrayed in Sex and the City. This book is about the diversity of sexual expression found in an American metropolis.

Keywords:   Social Life Survey, sexual expression, sexuality, city population, Chicago, minorities

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