American Sociological Association

Comment on Barbara Risman’s review of Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy

The habit of contesting criticisms in print is one I have never acquired, in part because I am committed to the democracy and pace of scholarly debate. Nothing attracted me more to the sociological life than the opportunity to wrestle with ideas. But that is why I feel compelled to respond to Risman’s apoplectic interpretation of Cheap Sex. The reader learns next to nothing about what is actually in the book. Her remarks display far less interest in wrestling with ideas than in ad hominem assaults and sarcastic guesses at my character, values, and motives.

Authors

Mark Regnerus

Volume

48

Issue

2

Starting Page

130

Ending Page

131