Author(s): Shere Hite
Shere HiteÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs latest book, sure to be controversial, provides a blueprint for the 21st century Over fifty years ago, Alfred Kinsey shook the world with his report, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male. Now the distinguished researcher and social iconoclast Shere Hite rocks it further still with a wide-ranging and uninhibited scrutiny of men today. Drawing upon evidence derived from over 7,000 interviews, Dr Hite overturns traditional psychiatric notions of the Oedipus myth to reveal how society demands not only that the growing boy be separated from his mother but that he aggressively reject and ridicule her as well. She then goes on to reveal how the pain of this sharp division is then replayed in violence and discrimination against women and in menÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs attempts to find solace in pornographic imagery and adulterous relationships. In Oedipus Revisited Hite confronts head-on everything from homosexuality to clitoral stimulation, masturbation to global capitalism, religious fundamentalism to the mythical ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂG-spotÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ. After reading her conclusions, youÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂll never look at men in the same way again.
"'Western society owes a debt to Shere Hite that will be well nigh impossible to repay' - Professor Anthony Clare, Daily Telegraph"
'The cultural icon Shere Hite' (Jon Snow, Channel 4 News) shot to international acclaim with publication of The Hite Report on Female Sexuality, which has since been named as one of the 100 key books of the 20th century by The Times. Her ground-breaking Hite Reports have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Arcadia published her autobiography and will publish The Hite Report on Women Loving Women next year.