The Resource Sex before the sexual revolution : intimate life in England 1918-1963, Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher

Sex before the sexual revolution : intimate life in England 1918-1963, Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher

Label
Sex before the sexual revolution : intimate life in England 1918-1963
Title
Sex before the sexual revolution
Title remainder
intimate life in England 1918-1963
Statement of responsibility
Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What did sex mean for ordinary people before the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s? Often pitied by later generations as repressed, unfulfilled and full of moral anxiety, this book provides the first rounded, first-hand account of sexuality in marriage in the early and mid twentieth century. Based on vivid, compelling and frank testimonies from a socially and geographically diverse range of individuals, these award-winning authors look beyond the conventions of silence among the respectable majority to challenge stereotypes of ignorance and inhibition. The book explores a spectrum of sexual experiences, from learning about sex and sexual practices in courtship, to attitudes to the body, marital ideals and birth control, demonstrating that whilst the era's emphasis on silence and strict moral codes could for some be a source of inhibition and dissatisfaction, for many the culture of privacy and innocence was central to fulfilling and pleasurable intimate lives"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.70942/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.G7
LC item number
S97 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge social and cultural histories
Series volume
16
Label
Sex before the sexual revolution : intimate life in England 1918-1963, Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-444) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The facts of life : learning about sex in childhood and youth -- Sexual intimacies before marriage -- Romance and love: finding a partner -- Married love: caring and sharing -- Birth control, sex and abstinence -- Bodies -- Sex, love, duty, pleasure? -- The morning after -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn680493538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 458 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511778353
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612818752
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281875
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33593231
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680493538
  • pebcs051177835X

Library Locations

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