|Sponsoring Committee:||Professor Randolph L. Mowry, Chairperson
Professor Robert T. Francoeur
Professor Vivian P. J. Clarke
Table of Contents
SEXUALITY AND SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIERS
An Overview of the Issues
Sexology as a Multidisciplinary Yet Distinct Scientific Discipline
The Space Life Sciences and the Study of Human Factors
THE METHOD OF PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY
Philosophical Inquiry as a Method of Scientific Analysis
Philosophical Inquiry in the Space Sciences
Philosophical Inquiry in the Sexual Sciences
Organizations and Their Actions
The Contribution of Research in Futures Studies
Synopsis of the Argument
Background of the Study
Formulating the Problem and the Approach to the Study
THE SEXUAL SCIENCES
Sexology and the Study of Human Sexuality
The Significance of Sexuality in Human Life
Reiss’s Sociological Theory of Human Sexuality
Sexosophy and Money’s Psychosocial Theories
Gagnon and Simon’s Sexual Scripts and Scripting Theory
Prescott’s Somatosensory Pleasure Deprivation Theory
The Meanings of Sexuality to Human Beings
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sexuality
The Biomedical Realm of Sexology
Sexuality as a Social Phenomenon
The Psychological Environment of Sex
Gender and Gendered Relationships
Money’s Concepts of Lovemaps, Gendermaps, and Paraphilias
Emerging Concepts in Modern Sexology
The Ascendancy of Sexual Victimology
The Role of Technology in Sexology
THE SPACE LIFE SCIENCES
The Human Quest for Space
The Physical Environment of Space
Other Physical Factors
Space Mission Analysis and Design
The Life Sciences Within This Context
Human Factors Considerations
The Biomedical Realm: Space Medicine and Space Biology
The Psychosocial Realm: The Long-Neglected Sphere
Crew Selection Issues
The Development of Space Cultures
Theoretical Foundations: Systems Perspectives
Miller’s Living Systems Theory
Systems Theory in Working with Families
Rogers’s Science of Unitary Human Beings
The Human Future in Space
THE COLLISION OF SPACE AND SEXUAL SCIENCE
Everything Under the Sun—But Sex?
The Impact of Women in Space
Women’s Early Efforts to Become Astronauts
The Possibility of Homosexuality in Space
Writings on Sexuality Factors in the Context of Space
The Space Life Sciences Literature
General-Interest Books and the Print and Electronic Media
Pogue’s How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space?
Asimov’s “Sex in a Spaceship”
Mass Media Reports
The Broadcast Media
The World Wide Web and On-Line Sites
The Performing Arts
SPACEFLIGHT AND THE HUMAN SEXUALITY COMPLEX: A COMING TOGETHER
Overview of the Analysis
The Potential Impact of Spaceflight on the Human Sexuality Complex
Biomedical Aspects of Sexual Functioning in Space
Space Analog Studies
The Antarctica Experience
Biosphere 2 and Other Analog Environments
Psychosocial and Cross-Cultural Aspects
The Issue of Privacy
The Issue of Professionalism
Conjecture on the Influence of Spaceflight on Sexological Issues
Crew Selection, Training, and Research Issues
A Systems Perspective for Sexology
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Arguments and Implications at a Glance
The Common Threads Governing Sexual Issues
Other Significant Factors Influencing Sex Research in Space
Guidelines and Future Directions for Sex Research in Space
Space Mission Analysis and Design for a Sexuality Study
A Role for Sexologists in the Space Program?
Recommendations for Future Research
GLOSSARY OF SELECTED AEROSPACE, SEXUALITY, AND PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS
LYRICS TO DIANA GALLAGHER’S “ZERO-G SEX”
Relationship constellations: Sexual expression as a continuum
Noonan, R. J. (1998). A philosophical inquiry into the role of sexology in space life sciences research and human factors considerations for extended spaceflight. Doctoral dissertation, New York University (UMI publication number 9832759).
View AsMA 2000 Presentation Abstract:“Sexuality and Space: Theoretical Considerations for Extended Spaceflight.” Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 2:00-5:30pm, at New Horizons: The 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), May 14-20, 2000, Westin Galleria and Oaks, Houston, Texas (Poster Presentation). This is my first presentation based on the results of my dissertation.
Volume 4 of the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (IES4), including 17 new countries and places, Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D., Editor, and Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D., Associate Editor, published in May 2001 by Continuum International Publishing Group: Includes my chapter on “Outer Space,” which highlights cross-cultural sexuality issues that will have an impact on the human future in space, based partly on my dissertation. For the table of contents or more information, see the IES4 Web site: http://www.SexQuest.com/IES4/, including supplemental chapters available only on the Web. Order from amazon.com!
“The Impact of AIDS on Our Perception of Sexuality” and “Sex Surrogates: The Continuing Controversy,” in Robert T. Francoeur’s Sexuality in America: Understanding Our Sexual Values and Behavior, published in August 1998 by Continuum Publishing Co. This new book contains an updated version of the chapter on the United States contained in the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Vol. 3 (in the set below). Now available in paperback at amazon.com!
Two articles in Robert T. Francoeur’s International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, published in August 1997 by Continuum Publishing Co.: “The Impact of AIDS on Our Perception of Sexuality” and “Sex Surrogates: The Continuing Controversy” in the United States chapter in volume 3, and additional comments (with Sandra Almeida) in the chapter on Brazil in volume 1. Encourage your library to purchase this three-volume, 1737-page set—the most comprehensive cross-cultural survey of sexuality in 33 countries ever published. Order from amazon.com.
“The Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet,” in Jayne Gackenbach’s Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Transpersonal Implications, published by Academic Press in October 1998. Visit the publisher to see the table of contents and more information, then come back here and order it from amazon.com.
The third edition of the book, Does Anyone Still Remember When Sex Was Fun? Positive Sexuality in the Age of AIDS, 3rd edition, edited by Peter B. Anderson, Diane de Mauro, & Raymond J. Noonan, published by Kendall/Hunt in September 1996. Click here for more information about the book.
The latest on positive sexuality from the first book to address the issue: For anyone concerned about the increasingly negative ways in which sex is being portrayed in public life—and who wants to do something positive about it.
Now out of print, but available soon in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format! However, used copies might be available at amazon.com.
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