• Define and discuss the four dimensions of McDonaldization? presented by Ritzer (in class discussion and reading). What do you think of his analysis? Support your position. How does he suggest one cope with McDonaldization??
  • What does the author mean by saying that sexual attitudes in the United States are both restrictive and permissive? When was the sexual revolution? What social and cultural factors influenced this revolution? What was the sexual counterrevolution? What social and cultural factors helped bring it about?
  • Introduction: Sexual attitudes are not static and we (Americans) have contradictory attitudes toward sex and sexual interaction. Cultural variations, such as gender, age, marital status, all contributes towards these attitudes. All cultures have their own attitudes towards sex, applying different meaning to interactions.
  • Body #1: Restrictive v Permissive
    • Restrictive - formal and informal societal/cultural rules and regulations toward sex and sexual interaction
      • Puritans - rigid ideals about marital sex - sex meant for procreation and only procreation (no enjoyment), fornication laws in 11 states, incest taboos, homosexuality (transphobia), extra-marital, 14-16 year olds cannot have sex, bestiality
    • Permissive - formal and informal societal/cultural norms and values toward sex that is acceptable
      • married/hetero sex, means of protection (condom, birth control), polyamory, homosexuality, 3rd sex (Berdache), commonality of sexual rhetoric, pre-marital sex
  • Body #2: Sexual Revolutions
    • 1920s - Roaring 1920s
      • The New Woman; hair, dress, smoke and drink, dancing, go out to clubs with men without a chaperone, outside of the home
      • jazz and urban migration
    • 1960s - post WWII, counter to 1950s conformist era
      • youth culture, birth control, hippie movement, double standard, sex for recreation vs procreation, Kinsey
      • Rock and Roll
    • 1980s - counterrevolution
      • economic and political recession
      • moral decline - "return to our moral values"

Conclusion - restate your focus