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1Title:  The classification of sex: Alfred Kinsey and the organization of knowledge   
 Creator:  Drucker, Donna J. 
 Publication:  University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa, [2014] 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) and index. "Alfred C. Kinsey's revolutionary studies of human sexual behavior are world-renowned. His meticulous methods of data collection, from comprehensive entomological assemblies to personal sex history interviews, raised the bar for empirical evidence to an entirely new level. In The Classification of Sex, Donna J. Drucker presents an original analysis of Kinsey's scientific career in order to uncover the roots of his research methods. She describes how his enduring interest as an entomologist and biologist in the compilation and organization of mass data sets structured each of his classification projects. As Drucker shows, Kinsey's lifelong mission was to find scientific truth in numbers and through observation-and to record without prejudice in the spirit of a true taxonomist. Kinsey's doctoral work included extensive research of the gall wasp, where he gathered and recorded variations in over six million specimens. His classification and reclassification of Cynips led to the speciation of the genus that remains today. During his graduate training, Kinsey developed a strong interest in evolution and the links between entomological and human behavior studies. In 1920, he joined Indiana University as a professor in zoology, and soon published an introductory text on biology, followed by a coauthored field guide to edible wild plants. In 1938, Kinsey began teaching a noncredit course on marriage, where he openly discussed sexual behavior and espoused equal opportunity for orgasmic satisfaction in marital relationships. Soon after, he began gathering case histories of sexual behavior. As a pioneer in the nascent field of sexology, Kinsey saw that the key to its cogency was grounded in observation combined with the collection and classification of mass data. To support the institutionalization of his work, he cofounded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947. He and his staff eventually conducted over eighteen thousand personal interviews about sexual behavior, and in 1948 he published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, to be followed in 1953 by Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. As Drucker's study shows, Kinsey's scientific rigor and his early use of data recording methods and observational studies were unparalleled in his field. Those practices shaped his entire career and produced a wellspring of new information, whether he was studying gall wasp wings, writing biology textbooks, tracing patterns of evolution, or developing a universal theory of human sexuality."--Publisher information. "Drucker develops a synthetic argument about how Kinsey's scholarship and training as an entomologist and evolutionary scientist affected his teaching, research, writing, and analysis of human behavior. Places Kinsey at the center of trends in American intellectual and scientific life in the mid-twentieth century. Drucker uses the whole of Kinsey's intellectual life to address questions of data collection and scientific objectivity, and whether it is possible to have research approaches and frameworks for studying human sexuality that could satisfy ever-shifting delineations and measurements of objectivity."--Publisher information. 
 Extent:  ix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm 
 Subjects:  Kinsey, Alfred C. -- (Alfred Charles), -- 1894-1956 | Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 | Science -- Methodology | Classification of sciences | Research -- United States | Sexology -- United States | Science methods | Classification methods | Sexology | SCIENCE History | Classification of sciences | Research | Science Methodology | Sexology | United States

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2Title:  Science in the field   
 Creator:  Kuklick, Henrika. | Kohler, Robert E. 
 Publication:  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1996. 
 Notes:  Issued as volume 11, second series of Osiris: A Research Journal 
 Extent:  265 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
 Subjects:  Field work | Science -- Field work | Science -- Methodology | Science -- History | Science methods | Science history

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3Title:  Commemorative practices in science: historical perspectives on the politics of collective memory   
 Creator:  Abir-Am, Pnina G., 1947- | Elliott, Clark A. 
 Publication:  Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y, 1999, c2000. 
 Extent:  xii, 383 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- History | Scientists -- Anniversaries, etc | Science history | Anniversaries and Special Events

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4Title:  Searchlights on delinquency: new psychoanalytic studies dedicated to Professor August Aichhorn on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, July 27, 1948   
 Creator:  Eissler, Kurt R., 1908- 
 Publication:  International Universities Press, New York, c1949. 
 Notes:  Includes "References." "Bibliography of August Aichhorn's writings": p. 455-456. 
 Extent:  xiii, 456 p. : port. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Psychoanalysis | Crime | Juvenile delinquency | Deliquencia (Sociologia) | Sadoff Library [Collection] (CPP) | Sadoff, Robert L., 1936- [Donor] (CPP)

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