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By Louis J. Kern

ISBN-10: 0807814431

ISBN-13: 9780807814437

ISBN-10: 0807840742

ISBN-13: 9780807840740

An Ordered Love is the 1st targeted research of intercourse roles within the utopian groups that proposed choices to monogamous marriage: The Shakers (1779-1890), the Mormons (1843-90), and the Oneida group (1848-79).

The lives of fellows and ladies replaced considerably once they joined one of many utopian groups. Louis J. Kern demanding situations the widely held trust that Mormon polygamy was once uniformly downgrading to ladies and that Oneida pantagamy and Shaker celibacy have been freeing for them. particularly, Kern asserts that alterations in sexual habit and roles for girls happened in ideological environments that assumed girls have been inferior and wanted male suggestions. An elemental mistrust of girls denied the Victorian trust of their ethical superiority, attacked the sanctity of the maternal function, and institutionalized the dominance of fellows over women.

These utopias authorized the innovative concept that the excitement bond used to be the essence of marriage. They supplied their individuals with a hugely built theological and ideological place that helped them focus on the ambiguities and anxieties they felt in the course of a tricky transitional level in social mores.

Analysis of the theological doctrines of those groups exhibits how pervasive sexual questions have been within the minds of the utopians and the way heavily they have been on the topic of either reform (social perfection) and salvation (individual perfection). those groups observed intercourse because the aspect at which the calls for of person selfishness and the social requisites of self-sacrifice have been in so much open clash. they didn't supply their individuals sexual license, yet particularly they proven beliefs of sexual orderliness and ethical balance and sought to supply a shelter from the rampant sexual anxieties of Victorian culture.

Kern examines the serious significance of issues of sexuality and sexual habit in those groups, spotting their price as symptoms of bigger social and cultural tensions. utilizing the insights of heritage, psychology, and sociology, he investigates the relationships among the person and society, ideology and behaviour, and notion and motion as expressed within the sexual lifetime of those 3 groups. formerly unused manuscript resources at the Oneida neighborhood and Shaker journals and daybooks show fascinating and infrequently startling details on sexual habit and attitudes.

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