SEXOLOGY
Igor S. Kon  
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CURRICULUM VITAE

Professor Dr. Igor S. Kon

EDUCATION

1959 Doctor of Philosophy (Doktor Nauk), Leningrad State University.

1950 Ph.D. (Kandidat Nauk) in philosophy. Leningrad Herzen Pedagogical Institute.

1950 Ph.D. (Kandidat Nauk) in history. Leningrad Herzen Pedagogical Institute.

1947 B.A. in history. Leningrad Herzen Pedagogical Institute.

EXPERIENCE

1974 -present Chief Researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology , Russian Academy of Sciences.

1972-1974 Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow.

1967-1972 Head , History of Sociology Department, Institute of Sociological Research, USSR Academy of Sciences.

1956-1967 Professor, Department of Philosophy, Leningrad State University.

1953-1956 Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Leningrad Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute.

1950-1952 Associate Professor, Department of History, Vologda Pedagogical Institute.

INTERNATIONAL

1999 Jan. - July - Senior Research Scholar, Central European University, Budapest

1996 Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California

1993 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Wellesley college

1992 Short-time Visiting Scholar, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

1991-1993 Visiting Research Scholar, Russian Research Center, Harvard University

1991 Visiting Scholar, University of Surrey

Short term lecture visits at the universities of Stanford, Cornell, California, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Princeton, Indiana, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Norwich, Paris, Nice, London, Kent, Oslo, Trondheim, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Berlin, Leipzig, Iena, Rostock, Munster, Bielefeld, Wien, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, Graz, Tubingen, Nurnberg, Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt/Main, Munchen, Rome, Florence, Torino, Tel-Aviv, Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Budapest, Pech, Warszaw, Krakov,Sofia, Beijing, Toronto, Goteborg, Stockholm, Cape Town.

HONORS

  1. Member of the Russian Academy of Education
  2. A.D.White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
  3. Doctor of the University of Surrey Honoris Causa

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. International Academy of Sex Research;
  2. European Association of Experimental Social Psychology;
  3. International Sociological Association;
  4. Polish Academy of Sex Research; Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sexualforschung;
  5. European Association for Adolescent Psychology.

RESEARCH GRANTS

1999-2000 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

1998-2000 Rossijskij Fond Gumanitarnykh Issledovanij

1999 Central European University

1995-96 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

1995-97 Rossijskij Fond Gumanitarnykh Issledovanij

1996 Hall Call Mattachine Scholar Award

1995 Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

1992 Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

1991-92 Harvard University, Russian Research Center

SELECTED BOOKS:

2002 Lunnyi svet na zare. Liki i maski odnopoloi lyubvi (Moonlight at Dawn. Faces and Masks of the Same-Sex Love). Moskva: Olimp. Revised ed. 540 pp

2001 Podroskovaya seksualnost' na poroge 1 veka (Adolescent sexuality on the eve of 21st century . Dubna: Fenix+ 208 pp

2001 Liubov nebesnovo tsveta (Light blue love). SPb: Prodolzhenie zhizni, 382 pp

1999 Rol i mesto seksualnoi kultury v stanovlenii tsivilizovannovo gosudarstva (The role of sexual culture in the development of a civilized state). University lectures. St. Petersburg, University of Humanities and Social Sciences. 112 pp.

1999 Vvedenie v seksologiyu (Introduction to sexology). A textbook for universities. Moscow: Olimp - Infra-M. 285 pp.

1999 Sotsiologicheskaya psikhologiya (Sociological psychology. Selected works). Moscow-Voronezh. 614 pp.

1998 Lunnyi svet na zare. Liki i maski odnopoloi lyubvi (Moonlight at Dawn. Faces and Masks of the Same-Sex Love). Moskva: Olimp. 490 pp.

1997 Seksualnaya kultura v Rossii . Klubnichka na beryozke. (The Sexual Culture in Russia). Moskva: O.G.I. 460 pp.

1997 Vkus zapretnovo ploda: Sexologia dlya vsekh (Sexology for everyone). Moskva: Semya i shkola. 460 pp.

1995 The Sexual Revolution in Russia. From the Age of the Czars to Today. New York: The Free Press. 337 pp.

1992 Vkus zapretnovo ploda (The Taste of Forbidden Fruit). Moskva: Molodaya gvardia. 364 pp.

1989 Psikhologia rannei unosti (The Adolescent Psychology). Moskva: Prosveshchenie. 255 pp.

1989 Druzhba. Etico-psikhologicheskii ocherk .(Friendship. Ethico- Psychological Essay). 3 rd rev. edition. Moskva: Politizdat. 350 pp.

1988 Rebenok i oshchestvo: Istoriko-etnograficheskaia perspektiva (Child and Society: Historical and Ethnographic Perspective). Moskva: Nauka, 270 pp. Translated in Serbian (1991).

1988 Vvedenie v seksologiu (Introduction to Sexology). Moskva: Meditsina. 319 pp. Translated in Bulgarian (1990), Chinese (1990), Ukrainian (1991). 2nd enlarged ed., Moskva 1989. 332 pp.

1987 Nauchno-technicheskaia revolutsia i problemy sotsializatsii molodyoszi (Scientific- Technological Revolution and the Problems of Youth Socialization). Moskva: Znanie. 96 pp. 2nd ed. - 1988.

1987 Druzhba. Etiko-psikhologicheskii ocherk (Friendship. Ethico- Psychological Essay). 2nd, revised and enlarged ed. Moskva: Politizdat. 350 pp. Translated in Chinese (1991), Italian (1987).

1987 Interdistsiplinaarne seksuoloogia. (Interdisciplinary Sexology). Tallinn: Valgus. 232 pp.

1985 Einfuhrung in die Sexuologie. Berlin: Deutsche Verlag der Wissenschaften; Koln: Pahl Rugenstein Verlag. 377 pp.

1984 V poiskakh sebia. Lichnost i ee samosoznanie (In Search of the Self. Personality and its Self-Consciousness). Moskva: Politizdat. 335 pp. Translated in Chinese (1987), Czech (1988), Hungarian (1989), Spanish (1988), Portuguese (1990), Greek (1994).

1983 Die Entdeckung der Ichs. Koln: Pahl Rugenstein Verlag. 326 pp

1981 Kultura/Szexologia, Budapest: Koshzut. 379 pp.

1980 Druzhba. Etiko-psikhologicheskii ocherk (Friendship. Ethical-Psychological Essay). Moskva: Politizdat. 220 pp. Translated in Bulgarian (1981), Slovak (1982), Spanish (1982), Hungarian (1977), Latvian (1983), Moldavian (1987).

1980 Psikhologia starsheklasnika (The Psychology of High School Students). Moskva: Prosveshchenie. 181 pp. Translated in Bulgarian (1985), Czech (1986), Latvian (1985). Revised edition - 1982.

1979 Psikhologia unosheskovo vozrasta (The Psychology of Youth). Moskva: Prosveshchenie. 175 pp.

1979 Az ifjukor pszichologiaja. (The Psychology of Youth, enlarged Hungarian edition). Budapest. 350 pp. 2nd edition - 1982

1979 Positivismi sociologiaja. Moscow-Helsinki. 239 pp.

1979 Freundschaft: Geschichte und Sozialpsychologie der Freundschaft. Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag. 204 pp.

1978 Otkrytie "Ia" (The Discovery of Self). Moskva: Politizdat. 367 pp. Translated in Bulgarian (1980), Slovak (1980), Polish (1987), Estonian (1981), Latvian (1982), Spanish (1984)

1975 La Contestazione Studentesca (The Student Protest). Milano: Teti editore. 168 pp.

1975 Kakimi oni sebia vidiat? (How Do They See Themselves?). Moskva: Znanie. 92 pp.

1973 Psikhologia unosheskoi druzhby (The Psychology of Adolescent Friendship). Moskva: Znanie. 92 pp.

1973 Sosiologit ja ylioppilaat (Sociologists and the Students). Helsinki. 182 pp.

1971 Soziologie der Personlichkeit. Berlin: Akademie Verlag; Koln: Pahl Rugenstein Verlag. 450pp.

1968 Der Positivismus in der Soziologie. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 370 pp.  West Berlin: Westdeutsche Verlag - 1973.

1967 Sotsiologia lichnosti (Sociology of Personality). Moskva: Politizdat. 383 pp. Translated in Bulgarian (1968), Hungarian (1969), Spanish (1971), Czech (1971), Estonian (1971), Latvian (1969)

1964 Positivism v sotsiologii. Istoricheskii Ocherk (Positivism in Sociology. A Historical Sketch). Leningrad: Leningrad University Press. 206 pp. Translated in Hungarian (1967)

1964 Die Geschichtsphilosophie des 20 Jahrhunderts (Philosophy of History in the 20th Century). Berlin: Akademie Verlag. Vol.1-2 (389 + 333 pp.)

1959 Filosofskii idealism i krisis burzhuaznoi istoricheskoi mysli (Philosophical Idealism and the Crisis of Historical Thought). Moskva: Mysl'. 403 pp. Translated in Chinese (1961), Czech (1963), Polish (1967), Spanish (1962 and 1964)

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ARTICLES AND EDITED BOOKS

2002 "Muzhskoe telo kak eroticheskii object" (Male body as erotic object) - O muzhe(n)stvennosti. Ed. By S. Ushakin, M.:NLO, pp.43-78

2001 "Muskulistaya maskulinnost: atletism ili militarism" (Muscular masculinity: athletism or militarism) - Gendernye issledovania, # 6, pp.114-127

2001 "Maskulinnost kak istoria" (Masculiny as history). - Gendernye problemy v obshchestvennykh naukakh. M.: IEiA RAN, pp.9-37

2001 Muzhskie issledovania:Muzhchiny v meniaushemsya mire" (Mens studies: Changing men in the changing world). - Vvedenie v gendernye issledovania. Part 1. St-Petersburg, Aleteia, pp.562-605

2001 "Bitva za shtany" (Battle for trousers: Etiquette, fashion, politics, ideology) - Chelovek, # 5, pp.63-78

2001 "Sexualnosti na poroge XX1 veka" (Human sexualities on the eve of the 21st century). Voprosy filosofii, # 8

2001 "Russia - We have no sex". - C. Bishop, X. Osthelder, eds. Sexualia. From Prehistory to Cyberspace. Koeln, Koenemann, pp.406 -411

"Soviet and Post-Soviet Sociology" -. Encyclopedia of Sociology. Rev. ed. Vol. 4. NY: Macmillan. With V.A. Iadov

"Sexual revolution in Russia and the tasks of sex education". Ch. 9

in: J.-P. Moatti et al (eds) . AIDS in Europe: new challenges for social sciences. Routledge, pp.119 -134. With Valeriy Chervyakov

2000 " " (Changing men in the changing world). . (In press)

2000 " " (Male body as erotic object). , #3

2000 "Soviet and Post-Soviet Sociology" . Encyclopedia of Sociology. Rev. ed. Vol.4. NY: Macmillan. With V.A. Iadov (in press)

2000 "SEXUAL REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA AND THE TASKS OF SEX EDUCATION ". Ch. 9 in: AIDS in Europe: new challenges for social sciences. Routledge, pp.119 134. With Valeriy Chervyakov ( in press)

1999 " "(Erotica and pornography in Russian polotical debates). In: Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture). Ed. by M. Levitt and A. Toporkov. Moscow: LADOMIR, pp.539-552

1999 "Sexuality and politics in Russia (1700-2000)". In: F.X.Eder, L.A. Hall and G. Hekma, eds. Sexual cultures in Europe. National Histories. Manchester University Press, pp.197-218

1999 Gomoeroticheskii vzgliad I poetica muzhskovo tela (Homoerotic gaze and the poetics of male body) ". Mitin zhurnal, vol. 58

1998 "Sex education and HIV prevention in the context of Russian politics". R. Rosenbrock, ed. Politics behind AIDs Policies. Case Studies from India, Russia and South Africa. Berlin. With Valeriy Chervyakov.

1998 "Sovrashchenie detei i seksyalnoye nasilie v mezhdisziplinarnoi perspektive" (Child sexual abuse in interdisciplinary perspective) . Sotsialnaya i klinicheskaya psikhiatriya, vol.8, # 3; idem - Pedagogicheskii zhurnal, # 5

1997 "Russia". Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality: A Multi-Nation comparison, ed. by R. Green and D. West, pp. 221-242. New York : he Plenum Press

1997 "Russia", The International Encyclopedia of Sexology, ed. by Robert T. Francoeur. Vol 2, pp. 1045-1079, New York: Continuum Press

1997 "Die Situation der russischen Lesben und Schwulen". SchwulLesbische Studien Bremen (SLS). Mitteilungen # 6, Bremen , SS.27-60

1996 "Moral Culture", Chapter 6 in: Russian Culture at the Crossroads. Paradoxes of Postcommunist Consciousness, ed. by Dmitri Shalin. Westview Press, pp.185-207

1994 "Sexuality and Family Life" (With James W. Maddock). Families Before and After Perestroika. Russian and U.S. Perspectives. Ed. by James W. Maddock et al., New York -- London, Guilford Press (pp. 96-134)

1993 "Identity Crisis and Postcommunist Psychology". Symbolic Interaction, 16 (4): 395-410.

1993 Sex and Russian Society. Edited by Igor Kon and James Riordan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; London: Pluto Press. Author of papers "Sexuality and Culture" and "Sexual minorities"

1992 "Soviet Sociology" . Encyclopedia of Sociology. Vol.4. Macmillan, pp. 2042 - 46.

1992 Das Verhaltnis der Geschlechter in der UdSSR in einer Zeit des Wandels: Wissenschaftliche Aspekte und soziale Entwicklungen. In: K. F. Wessel und H.A.G. Bosinski (Hrsg.) Interdisziplinare Aspekte der Geschlechterverhaltnisse in einer sich wandelnden Zeit. Bielefeld: Kleine Verlag.

1992 Ethnografia detstva. Traditsionnye formy vospitania detei u narodov Avstralii, Okeanii i Indonezii (Ethnography of Childhood. Traditional Forms of Socialization of Children Among Peoples of Australia, Indonesia and Oceania). Edited by N.A. Butinov and I.S.Kon. Moskva: Nauka. 191 pp.

1991 Etnicheskie stereotipy muzhskovo i zhenskovo povedenia (Ethnic Stereotypes of Male and Female Behavior.) Edited by A.K. Baiburin and I.S.Kon. Leningrad: Nauka. 319 pp.

1991 "Universale und gesellschaftsspezifische Determinanten der Lebensphase Yugend in der Sowietunion." In: W. Melzer u.a., eds. Osteuropaische Yugend in Wandel. Weinheim und Munchen: Juventa Verlag.

1990 Slovar po etike (Dictionary of Ethics). 6th revised edition. Ed. by A. A. Gusseinov and I. S. Kon. Moskva, Politizdat. 350 pp.

1989 History of Western Sociology (XIX - beginning XX century). Ed. by I. S. Kon. Moscow: Progress. 382 pp. Author of the Introduction, Conclusion and chapters 1, 3, 5 and 6.

1989 "The Psychology of Independence", "The Relay Race of Generations", "The Psychology of Social Inertia". Pp. 218-255 in New Directions in Soviet Social Thought. Ed. by Murray Yanowitch. New York: Sharp.

1988 Margaret Mid. Kultura i mir detstva (Margaret Mead. Culture and the World of Childhood. Selected Works). Ed. and with a postface by I.S. Kon. Moskva: Nauka. 450 pp.

1988 Traditsionnoe vospitanie detei u narodov Sibiri (Traditional Education of Children Among the Peoples of Siberia). Edited by I.S.Kon and Ch.M. Taksami and with an introduction by I. S. Kon. Leningrad: Nauka. 285 pp.

1987 "A Sociocultural Approach." Pp. 257-86 in J. H. Geer and W. T. O'Donohue (eds). Theories of Human Sexuality. New York: Plenum Press.

1984 "The Self as a historical-cultural and ethnopsychological phenomenon." Pp. 29-46 in L.H. Strickland (ed.) Directions in Soviet Social Psychology. New York: Springer.

1983 Etnografiia detstva. Traditsionnye formy vospitaniia detei i podrostkov u narodov Vostochnoi i Ugo-Vostochnoi Azii (Ethnography of Childhood. Traditional Forms of Socialization of Children and Adolescents among Peoples of Eastern and South- Eastern Asia). Edited and with an Introduction by I. S. Kon. Moskva: Nauka, 192 pp.

1983 Etnografiia detstva. Traditsionnye formy vospitaniia detei i podrostkov u parodov Perednei i Uzhnoi Azii (Ethnography of  Childhood. Traditional Forms of Socialization of Children and Adolescents among Peoples of Central and South Asia). Edited and with an Introduction by I.S. Kon. Moskva: Nauka. 192 pp.

1981 "Adolescent Friendship." Pp. 187-204 in S.Duck and R. Gilmour (eds.) Personal Relationships. 2. New York/London: Academic Press.

1978 "Friendship in Adolescence: Values and Behavior." Journal of Marriage and the Family 40:143-55. (Coauthored with V. A. Losenkov).

1967 "The Concept of Alienation in Modern Sociology." Social Research, vol.34, # 3. Reprinted in Peter Berger (ed.) Marxism and Sociology. Views From Eastern Europe. New York, 1969.

1966 "Polovaia moral v svete sotsiologii" (Sexual Mores in the Light of Sociology). Sovetskaia Pedagogika 12:64-77.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

History of sociology; social and developmental psychology; personality and self; life course; friendship; gender and sexuality; homosexuality; sociology and anthropology of childhood; adolescent psychology; adolescent sexuality; men and masculinity. Dr. Kon has published over 40 books and 300 articles and papers.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chairman of the Research Committee of the History of Sociology of the International Sociological Association (1970-78); Member of the editorial boards of "Chelovek", "Archives of Sexual Behavior," "Zeitschrift fur Sexualforschung," "Journal of Homosexuality", "Journal of the History of Sexuality", "Childhood", "Current Sociology", "Sexualities", "Men and Masculinities".

PERSONAL

Born 1928, Leningrad, USSR.

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