The Resource The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno

The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno

Label
The sex lives of Australians : a history
Title
The sex lives of Australians
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bongiorno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day. In this readable social history, the author uses vivid examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. He shows how a predominantly male penal colony gave rise to a rough and ready culture: the scarcity of women made for strange bedfellows, and the female minority was both powerful and vulnerable. Then came the Victorian era, in which fears of sodomy helped bring an end to the transportation of convicts. Tracing the story all the way to the present, Bongiorno shows how the quest for respectability always has another side to it, and how the contraceptive pill changed so much. Along the way he deals with some intriguing questions - were the Kelly gang gay? Why did the law ignore lesbianism for so long? - and introduces some remarkable characters, both reformers and radicals. This is the thought-provoking story of sex in Australia
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
306.70994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.A8
LC item number
B66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
Cover; Copyright; THE SEX LIVES OF AUSTRALIANS; Contents; Dedication; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: Founding Sexualities; Chapter 2: The Victorian Scene; Chapter 3: A Pleasant Amusement?; Chapter 4: The Foe within Ourselves; Chapter 5: Tabbies, Amateurs and the Cream of Australian Manhood; Chapter 6: Fast Times; Chapter 7: War and Peace; Chapter 8: Sexual Revolution; Chapter 9: Toleration, Liberation, Backlash; Picture section; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Endnotes
Control code
ocn858976905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921870668
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c22f41fd-b5b0-4338-9d44-f762a620c05c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34287243
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858976905
  • pebco1921870664

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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