Sexual attitudes and behaviour have changed radically in Britain between the Victorian era and the twenty-first century. However, Lesley A. Hall reveals how slow and halting the processes of change have been, and how many...Show More
Sexual attitudes and behaviour have changed radically in Britain between the Victorian era and the twenty-first century. However, Lesley A. Hall reveals how slow and halting the processes of change have been, and how many continuities have persisted under a façade of modernity.
Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the second edition of this established text:
• explores a wide range of relevant topics including marriage, homosexuality, commercial sex, media representations, censorship, sexually transmitted diseases and sex education
• features an entirely new last chapter which brings the narrative right up to the present day
• provides fresh insights by bringing together further original research and recent scholarship in the area.
Lively and authoritative, this is an essential volume for anyone studying the history of sexual culture in Britain during a period of rapid social change.
A new edition of an established classic text in the field by a leading historian
Extensively revised, expanded and updated in the light of recent scholarship, new developments, and the author's own further research
Adopts an easy to follow chronological approach and explores a broad range of issues with lively, vivid examples
The Victorian Background
Social Purity and Evolving Sex in the 1880s
Scientific Sex, Unspeakable Oscar and Insurgent Women in the 'Naughty Nineties'
Degenerating Nation? Anxieties and Protests in a New Century
Divorce, Disease and War
Roars of Rebellion, Roars of Reaction: The Ambivalence of the Twenties
Population Fears and Progressive Agendas During the Thirties
War and the Welfare State
Domestic Ideology and Undercurrents of Change in the Fifties
Swinging? For Whom? The Sixties and Seventies
Approaching the Millennium
Into the New Millennium: Changes and Continuities
Coda: Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain: What Next for the Historian?
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