SEX AND CULTURE

@article{Bateson1947SEXAC,
  title={SEX AND CULTURE},
  author={Gregory Bateson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1947},
  volume={47}
}
  • G. Bateson
  • Published 1 May 1947
  • Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
It is certainly too early to try to introduce rigor into those anthropdlogical hypotheses which mention sex as a causal factor, or which seek to explain the diversities of sexual behavior by referring to the cultural milieu. Even the word, sex, is used by us in a series of different senses, varying from observable and definable copulatory behaviors to a hypothetical drive, or drives, which are believed to influence a very wide and undefinable category of behaviors. It is even doubtful whether… 
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