Tearoom Trade – Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humphreys


First Published 1970 – this edition Fourth Printing 1979.


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Enlarged edition including a Retrospect on Ethical Issues

Foreword by Lee Rainwater (Harvard University). Sociologist Humphrey’s “imaginative” research method, “passing as a deviant” to observe and interview, was roundly criticized and stands as an example of questionable research ethics. Tearoom Trade’ engendered controversy. It was also accorded an unusual amount of praise for a first book on a marginal, intentionally self-effacing population by a previously unknown sociologist.

Paperback edition. Cover has wear and tear and a ISBN sticker on the bottom half of the spine that I didn’t try to remove.

Library stamp on inside page “from the Estate of David Warren Frechette”


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