TNSF Bibliography • Articles / Psychology and Sociology A—M

TNSF Naturist Bibliography

Academic Studies on Social Nudity

Nearly all of the following articles are found in peer-reviewed academic journals; a few are available online. A small number of additional pieces from more popular sources are included when they are likely to be of interest to researchers. Articles are listed in three groups: (i) psychology and sociology, (ii) law and public policy, and (iii) art, history, and religion. Author, article title, journal name, journal volume, issue number, date of publication, and pages are provided when available.

I. Psychology and Sociology A—M

  • Aguirre, Benigno E., Jorge L. Mendoza, and Enrico L. Quarantelli. “The Collective Behavior of Fads: The Characteristics, Effects, and Career of Streaking,” American Sociological Review 53.4 (August 1988): 569-584
  • Anderson, William. “The Social Organization and Control of a Fad: Streaking On a College Campus” Urban Life 6.2 (July 1977): 221-240
  • Barcan, Ruth. “The Moral Bath of Bodily Unconsciousness: Female Nudism, Bodily Exposure and the Gaze,”Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 15.3 (2001): 303-317
  • Barcan, Ruth. “‘Regaining What Mankind has Lost Through Civilisation’: Early Nudism and Ambivalent Moderns,” Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 8.1 (2004): 63-82
  • Bell, Alan P. “Attitudes Towards Nudity by Social Class,” Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 3.9 (September 1969): 101, 105-108, 110
  • Bell, David and Ruth Holliday. “Naked as Nature Intended,” Body and Society 6.3-4 (September? November? 2000): 127-140
  • Berger, B. “Child-rearing Research in Communes: The Extension of Adult Sexual Behavior to Young Children,” in Oremland, E. and J. D. Oremland, eds., The Sexual and Gender Development of Young Children: The Role of the Educator (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1977): 159-164
  • Bindrim, Paul. “A Report on a Nude Marathon: The Effect of Physical Nudity Upon the Practice of Interaction in the Marathon Group,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 5.3 (1968): 180-188
  • Bindrim, Paul. “Nudity as a Quick Grab for Intimacy in Group Therapy,” Psychology Today 3.1 (1969): 24-28
  • Blank, Leonard and Robert H. Roth. “Voyeurism and Exhibitionism,” Perceptual and Motor Skills 24 (1967): 391-400
  • Blank, Leonard, A. Arthur Sugerman, and Lane Roosa. “Body Concern, Body Image and Nudity,” Psychological Reports 23.3 (December 1968): 963-968
  • Blank, Leonard. “Nakedness and Nudity: A Darwinian Explanation for Looking and Showing Behavior,”Leonardo 6.1 (Winter 1973): 23-27
  • Blank, Leonard. “Nudity as a Quest for Life the Way it was Before the Apple,” Psychology Today 3.1 (1969): 18-23
  • Bliss, Sylvia H. “The Significance of Clothes,” The American Journal of Psychology 27.2 (April 1916): 217-226
  • Bullough, Vern L. “In Memory of William Hartman,” Journal of Sex Research 34:4 (1997): 427-428
  • Casler, Lawrence. “Some Sociopsychological Observations in a Nudist Camp: A Preliminary Study,” The Journal of Social Psychology 64 (December 1964): 307-323
  • Casler, Lawrence. “Nudist Camps,” Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 5.5 (May 1971): 92-97
  • Cleminson, Richard. “Making Sense of the Body: Anarchism, Nudism and Subjective Experience,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 81.6 (2004): 697-716
  • Cooper, Davina. “Theorising Nudist Equality: An Encounter Between Political Fantasy and Public Awareness,” Antipode 43.2 (March 2011): 326-357
  • Cover, R[ob]. “The Naked Subject: Nudity, Context and Sexualization in Contemporary Culture,” Body and Society 9.3 (2003): 53-72
  • Dopson, Laurence. “The Naked Truth,” Nursing Older People 17.6 (September 2005): 10-12
  • Downs, James F. “Channeling of Aggression and the Function of Conflict in a Nudist Camp,” Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 19 (1958): 7-15
  • Downs, James F. “Nudity in Japanese Visual Media: A Cross-cultural Observation,” Archives of Sex Behavior19.6 (December 1990): 583-594
  • Ellis, Havelock. “Sexual Education and Nakedness,” The American Journal of Psychology 20.3 (July 1909): 297-317
  • Finch, S[tuart]. M. “Viewing Other-sex Genitals,” Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 16.1 (1982): 72
  • Forsyth, Craig J. “Parade Strippers: A Note on Being Naked in Public,” Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal 13.4 (October-December 1992): 391-403
  • Freed, Herbert. “Nudity and Nakedness,” Sexual Behavior 3.1 (January 1973): 3-7
  • Gardner, Richard A. “Exposing Children to Parental Nudity,” Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 9.6 (June 1975): 99-100
  • Goldman, Ronald J. and Juliette D. G. Goldman. “Children’s Perceptions of Clothes and Nakedness: A Cross-National Study,” Genetic Psychology Monographsr 104 second half (November 1981): 163-185
  • Herald, Edward, Bruna Corbesi, and John Collins. “Psychological Aspects of Female Topless Behavior on Australian Beaches,” Journal of Sex Research 31.2 (1994): 133-142
  • Hirning, L. C[lovis]. “Clothing and Nudism,” in A. Ellis and A. Abarbanel, eds.,Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior(New York: Hawthorn, 1967), 268-283
  • Hodson, Diane and Patsy Skeen. “Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of Research and Theory with Implications for Family Life Educators,” Family Relations 36.2 (April 1987): 215-221
  • Johnston, C[harley]. M. and R[obert]. W. Deisher. “Contemporary Communal Child Rearing: A First Analysis,” Pediatrics 51 (1973): 319-326
  • Kerin, Rani. “’Natives Allowed to Remain Naked’: An Unorthodox Approach to Medical Work at Ernabella Mission,” Health and History 8.1 (2006): 80-99
  • Lawrence, S[tephen]. B. “Video Tape and Other Therapeutic Procedures with Nude Marathon Groups,”American Psychology 24.4 (April 1969): 476-479
  • Lewis, R[obert]. J. and L[ouis]. H. Janda. “The Relationship Between Adult Sexual Adjustment and Childhood Experiences Regarding Exposure to Nudity, Sleeping in the Parental Bed, and Parental Attitudes Toward Sexuality,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 17.4 (August 1988): 349-362
  • Lorand, Sándor. “The Psychology of Nudism,” The Psychoanalytic Review (1933): 197-207
  • Martinson, F[loyd] M. “Eroticism in Childhood: A Sociological Perspective,” in Oremland, E[velyn]. and J[erome]. D. Oremland, eds., The Sexual and Gender Development of Young Children: The Role of the Educator(1977): 73-82
  • McGowan, Kathleen. “The Art of Persuasion: Why Do Thousands of Volunteers Take It Off for Spencer Tunick?” Psychology Today 36.5 (October 2003): 79
  • Miller, Derek. “The Significance of Streaking,” Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 8 (1974): 158-159
  • Myers, W[ayne]. A. “The Traumatic Element in the Typical Dream of Feeling Embarrassment at Being Naked,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 37.1 (1989): 117-130