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Birth control, sex and marriage in Britain, 1918-1960

Author: Kate Fisher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a revolution in contraceptive behaviour as the large Victorian family disappeared. This book offers a new perspective on the gender relations, sexual attitudes, and contraceptive practices that accompanied the emergence of the smaller family in modern Britain. Kate Fisher draws on a range of first-hand evidence, including over 190 oral history interviews, in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Fisher, Kate.
Birth control, sex and marriage in Britain, 1918-1960.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)652339776
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Fisher
ISBN: 0199267367 9780199267361 9780199544608 0199544603
OCLC Number: 63395769
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Whitfield Book Prize 2007 Awarded the Proxime Accessit for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Prize 2007 *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Winner of *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Description: vi, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'What've a boiling kettle got to do with a baby?' : the maintenance of ignorance --
2. 'It never does to plan anything' : deliberate accidents and casual attempts to avoid pregnancy --
3. 'The majority went back to withdrawal' : the survival of traditional methods of birth control --
4. 'We did try one of them rubber things once, but we didn't like 'em' : the advantages of traditional methods of birth control --
5. 'She was pleased to leave it to me' : gender relations and birth control practices.
Responsibility: Kate Fisher.
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This book uncovers the hidden history of gender relations, sexual attitudes, and contraceptive practices that accompanied the dramatic decline in family size in the twentieth century. Drawing upon  Read more...

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