The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design

Martha Van Haitsma, Anthony Paik and Edward O. Laumann

in The Sexual Organization of the City

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780226470313
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470337 | DOI:
The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey Design

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This chapter provides an overview of research strategies, describes the Chicago Health and Social Life Survey data, and highlights some of the distinctive features of sexual expression in Chicago. It is a immodest, wishful aspiration that the picture of urban sexuality presented by the book replace that presented by such media representations as the television show Sex and the City, which portrays the sexual adventures of four professional, white women living in Manhattan. The chapter looks at sexuality as it is expressed across an entire city population. Many of our respondents are poor, are members of racial/ethnic minorities, and are unlikely to come into contact with the rarefied world portrayed in Sex and the City. This book is about the diversity of sexual expression found in an American metropolis.

Keywords: Social Life Survey; sexual expression; sexuality; city population; Chicago; minorities

Chapter.  10091 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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