David Sonenschein

Fifty years in sex research, 1961 - 2011

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AN ACADEMIC RESUME

Schools attended:

Reed College; Portland OR; 1959-1960; general studies.

University of Arizona; Tucson AZ 85721; 1961-1965; BA, Anthropology (minor: Philosophy), 1965.

Indiana University; Bloomington IN 47401; 1966-1968; MA, Anthropology (minor: Psychology), 1968.

University of Texas; Austin TX 78712; 1968-1971; doctoral studies, Anthropology (minor: Sociology; degree course work completed).


Professional activity:

  (a) Appointments:

Research Assistant, Institute for Sex Research, Inc., Indiana University, 1966-1968.

Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University  of Texas, 1969-1970.

Instructor, Department of Anthropology and Division of  Extension, University of Texas, 1970-1971.

  (b) Employment:

Staff Anthropologist, Public Health Service project, "Cross-cultural Social Psychological Aspects of Smoking Behavior" (PH-108-64-14), Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 1965.  

Research Assistant, Institute for Sex Research, Inc., Indiana University, 1966-1968; projects: "Homosexual Adjustment Patterns" (PHS-MH-12535-02); "College Sexual Behavior and Attitudes" (PHS-ROI-HD 02257-02).

Senior Data Analyst (1968-1969), Social Scientist II (1969-1970); Department of Sociometric Research, TRACOR, Inc., Austin, TX; projects: "Economic Consequences of Rural to Urban Migration" (OEO-B89-4594); "Study of an Ad-hoc Community Action Group;" "Study of Impact of Self-tester's Kit" (HSM-110-69-277).

  (c) Grants and projects:

Travel grants, Institute for Sex Research, 1966-1968.

Travel grants, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, 1967-1968.

Travel grants, Graduate School, University of Texas, 1969.

Director, "Study of an Ad-hoc Community Action Group," Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, 1969.

Co-director, "Study of Impact of Self-tester's Kit," National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health (HEW), 1968-1970.

Director, Principal Investigator, "Study of Mass Media Erotica," Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, 1969-1970 (solicited).    

  (d) Other:

Associate Editor, Newsletter, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1969-1971.

Reader, Journal of Popular Culture, 1969-1971.

Reader, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 1970-1973.

Consultant, Interdisciplinary Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, University of Arizona and (Phoenix AZ) Veteran's Administration, 1970-1971.

Consultant, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, University of Texas, 1972.

Counselor, voluntary ad-hoc community collectives, counseling and discussion groups, Austin TX, 1971-1972.

Instructor, Texas (Student) Union, non-credit Community Service instruction, University of Texas, 1971-1972.

Study Group Coordinator, Mathews Community School, Austin TX, 1976-1977.

Associate Editor, Nusletter, Childhood Sensuality Circle, 1982-1984.

Member, Board of Directors, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 1999-2002.

Secretary, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2001-2003.

Editorial Board/Reader, Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, 2002-2004; 2007-present.

Book Review Editor, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2006-present.

Database Manager, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2006-present.

Webmaster, American Studies Association of Texas, 2012-present.

Treasurer, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, 2013-present.


Membership:

National Coalition of Independent Scholars

American Studies Association of Texas


Presented papers and lectures:

1965a  The hasher: a study of role conflict.  Social psychology section, Southwestern Psychological Association.

1965b  Anthropological comments on ethical relativism.  Arizona Conference on Philosophy (solicited).

1967   The ethnography of male homosexual relationships.  Social anthropology section, Central States Anthropological Society.

1968a  Aspects of homosexual friendships.  Social anthropology section, Southern Anthropological Society.

1968b  Homosexuality.  Symposium on Sex and Morality, Illinois State University (solicited).

1968c  Pornography. Symposium on Sex and Morality, Illinois State University (solicited).

1968d  Anthropology and sex research.  Methods section, Central States Anthropological Society.

1969a  A case of subcultural socialization.  Social Anthropology section, Southern Anthropological Society.

1969b  Aspects of homosexual promiscuity.  Clinical Psychology section, Southwestern Psychology Association.

1969c  Sex and love in the romance magazines.  Mass media section, American Association for Public Opinion Research.

1971a  Social ecology in a Mexican prostitute community.  Section on Mexico, Southwestern Anthropological Association.

 1971b  Processes in the production of popular culture.  American Culture section, Southwestern Anthropological Association.

1985   The politics of sex research.  Cornell University (solicited).

1987a  Sexual minorities as social movements.  Human Sexuality section, Southwestern Social Science Association (solicited).

 1987b  Moral panic and sex research.  Special panel, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Eastern region (solicited).

1998a  Sources of reaction to child pornography.  Child pornography panel, World Conference on Pornography.

1998b  Disappearing and abducted children in 1980s Texas.  Politics of Place in Contemporary Texas session, Texas American Studies Association.

1999   Sex research and sex law: a return to antagonism. Criminal Justice and Criminology section, Western Social Science Association.

2000a  When good monsters go bad: the domestication of horror.  Horror panel, Southwest/Texas American Culture/Popular Culture Association.

2000b  Power and negotiation in adult-youth relationships.  General research, Midcontinent region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexualities.

2000c  As seen on teevee: history as entertainment.  Media panel, American Studies Association of Texas.

2001   A Study of Hispanic widowhood: implications for American studies. American Studies Association of Texas.

2002   Hoping for a Past: Nostalgia and the American child.  American Studies Association of Texas.

2004a  Questioning Independents: findings from the NCIS questionnaire. National Coalition of Independent Scholars (solicited).

2004b  Smiley Burnette was a hep cat.  American Studies Association of Texas.

2004c  Git along lil...creatures: horror, sci fi, and other elements in B-westerns, 1920-1940. Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association.

2006    Surface thoughts on the deep web: search engine resources. National Coalition of Independent Scholars.



Publications (articles; book chapters):

1966a  The hasher: a study of role conflict.  Social Forces 44(4):505-514.  With Louis Zurcher and Eric Metzner.

    Reprinted in:

O'Brian, R., Schrag, C., and Martin, W. (eds.)

  1969  Readings in General Sociology [4th ed].  Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.

Baali, F. and Bryant, C. (eds.)

  1970  Sociology and the Student: Selected Readings. Chicago: Rand McNally.

Zurcher, Louis

  1983  Social Roles: Conformity, Conflict, and Creativity. Beverley Hills CA: Sage.

1966b  Homosexuality as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Anthropological Quarterly 39(2):73-82.

1968   The ethnography of male homosexual relationships.  Journal of Sex Research 4(2):69-83.

    Reprinted in:

      Bell, R. and Gordon, M. (eds.)

        1972  The Social Dimension of Human Sexuality.  Boston: Little, Brown.

      Ruitenbeek, H. (ed.)

        1973  Homosexuality: A Changing Picture.  London: Souvenir Press.

      Weinberg, M. (ed.)

        1978  Sex Research: Studies From The Kinsey Institute.  New York: Oxford.

1969a  Pornography: a false issue.  Psychiatric Opinion 6(1):10-17 (solicited).

1969b  The homosexual's language.  Journal of Sex Research 5(4):281-291.

1970a  Love and sex in the romance magazines.  Journal of Popular Culture 4(2):398-409.

    Reprinted in:

      Huebel, H. (ed.)

        1972  Things in the Driver's Seat: Readings in Popular  Culture.  Chicago: Rand McNally.

      Lewis, G. (ed.)

        1972  Side Saddle on the Golden Calf: Social Structure and Popular Culture in America.  Santa Monica: Goodyear.

      Nachbar, J., Weiser, D., and Wright, J. (eds.)

        1978  The Popular Culture Reader.  Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press [1st edition].

1970b  A study of mass media erotica: the romance or confession magazine.  Technical Reports of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography 9:99-164.  Washington: Government Printing Office.

1971   Sex and sex information in romance magazines.  Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 5(8):136-154 (solicited).

1972a  Dynamics in the uses of erotica.  Adolescence 7:233-244.

1972b  Process in the production of popular culture.  Journal of Popular Culture 6(2):399-406.

1973   Homosexual humor.  Sexual Behavior 3(3):25-31 (solicited).

1982   Sharing the Good News: the evangelical tract.  Journal of American Culture 5(1):107-121.

1984   Breaking the taboo of sex and adolescence: children, sex, and the media, in: Forbidden Fruits: Taboos and Tabooism in Culture (R. Browne, ed.); pp. 111-132.  Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press (solicited).

1998   Sources of reaction to “child pornography,” in: Porn 101: Eroticism, Pornography, and the First Amendment (J. Elias, et al., eds); pp.527-532.  Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

2006   Surface thoughts on the Deep Web. The Independent Scholar 20(2-3):14-19.

2009   Interviews and personal journeys: contingencies on writing. Issues in Writing 17(1-2):78-95.


Publications (other):

1969   Sex and love in the romance magazines [summary].  Public Opinion Quarterly 33(3):452-453 (solicited).

1970a  Homosexual mannerisms.  Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 4(9):135 (solicited).

1970b  Social class and sexual dysfunction.  Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 4(10):170 (solicited).

1971a  The content of stag films.  Sexology 37(8):24-27 (solicited).

1971b  Homosexual solicitation.  Sexual Behavior 1(1):49 (solicited).

1971c  Are homosexuals really hypersexual?  Sexology 38(3):24-26 (solicited).

1972   Comment on "Male prostitution" by Martin Hoffman.  Sexual Behavior 2(8):20 (solicited).

1978   Book review, Homosexualities, by A. Bell and M. Weinberg.  GALA Review 1(7):18-19, 21.

1987   On having one's research seized.  Journal of Sex Research 23(3):408-414.

Reprinted in:

  Miller, J. M. and R. Tewksbury (eds.)

  2001 Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research. Boston: Allyn & Beacon; pp. 209-215.

1990   Independent scholars vis-a-vis the academy.  Journal of Unconventional History 1(3):13-22  (solicited; forum with Richard Kostelanetz).

2004  NCIS survey of Members. The Independent Scholar 18(3):12.

 2005   Free web-based email for scholars.  The Independent Scholar 19(2):16-18.

2006   Book review, Self-Publishing Textbooks and Instructional Materials, by Franklin H. Silverman. The Independent Scholar 20(1):4-5.

2007   Book review, Midnight [fiction], by Steven C. Levi. The Independent Scholar 21(2):31.

2008   Book review, Contemporary Feminist Crime Fiction, by Rosemary Erickson Johnsen. The Independent Scholar 22(4):17.

2009a   “Dust” [fiction]. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 39:77-80.

2009b  Book review, Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942, by Harry Waldman. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (40):84-85.

2010   Book review, The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture, by Lauren Berlant. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (41):45.

2012   Book review, Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (43): in press.

n.d.   Comment on "Sex and social values in `soap operas'" by J. Sullivan.  Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality: in press  (solicited).

n.d.   The married homosexual.  Sexology: in press (solicited).


Publications (books/reports):

1983   Some Homosexual Men.  Austin, TX: Sonenschein.

1998a  Pedophiles on Parade, Vol. 1: The Monster in the Media.  San Antonio, TX: Sonenschein.

1998b  Pedophiles on Parade, Vol. 2: Popular Imagery of Moral Hysteria.  San Antonio, TX: Sonenschein.

2004   Independent Together: The 2004 Membership Survey. Berkeley, CA: National Coalition of Independent Scholars.


Taped lecture series:

1974   Male Homosexual Involvements.  Behavioral Sciences Tape Library (solicited).


Unpublished circulated manuscripts:

  1964    The homosexual's language.

  1965    The teaching of anthropology.

  1966a  Typology of homosexual relations: working paper.

  1966b  A homosexual glossary.

  1967    The concept of the subculture.

  1968    Notes on the coping value of friendship.

  1969    Sexology or anthropology?

  1979    Children's hate mail.

  1980a  A survey of scientists.

  1980b  Notes on evangelical folklore.


Master's thesis:

1968   Patterns of Male Homosexual Friendships.  Directed by David Bidney; Department of Anthropology and Institute for Sex Research, Indiana University.


Courses taught (college, undergraduate):

  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.

  Anthropology of Contemporary North America.

  Culture and Personality.

  Human Sexuality.


Field experience:

American: Tucson AZ; Bloomington IN; Indianapolis IN; Austin TX; Chicago IL.

Foreign: Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

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