Naked Houses

  title={Naked Houses},
  author={Sarah L. Schrank},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={635 - 661}
  • S. Schrank
  • Published 12 April 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Urban History
In the early twentieth century, organized nudism emerged as a collective social practice of predominantly white, middle-class Americans intent on pursuing alternative paths to health and well-being while shedding the poisonous sexual and cultural hang-ups of mainstream society. After World War II, nudism became more of a family concern and was increasingly practiced indoors with nudists modifying their homes to accommodate their alternative lifestyle. This article traces the history of nudism… 
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