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The long sexual revolution : English women, sex, and contraception 1800-1975

Author: Hera Cook
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford scholarship online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the path of sexuality in England, and shows how its route was determined by the gradual exertion of control over fertility. The author shows how the effectiveness of contraception gradually  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hera Cook
ISBN: 0199252394 9780199252398 9780199252183 0199252181
OCLC Number: 239324754
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2004 Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Award for the most distinguished book written for the professional sexological community.
Description: XIII, 412 S. : ill.
Contents: PART I. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTRACEPTION ; 1. Birth Rates and Women's Bodies: Reproductive Labour ; 2. 'Nature is a Blind, Dirty, Old Toad': The Withdrawal Method ; 3. 'Conferring a Premium on the Destruction of Female Morals': Fertility Control and Sexuality in the Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century ; 4. 'One Man is as Good as Another in that Respect': Women and Sexual Abstinence ; 5. 'Mastering the Sexual Self': Contraception and Sexuality 1890s-1950s ; 6. 'Physical "Open Secrets"': Hygiene, Masturbation, Bowel Control, and Abstinence ; PART II. SEXUALITY AND SEX MANUALS ; 7. English Sexuality in the Twentieth Century: Ignorance and Gendered Sexual Cultures ; 8. 'The Wonderful Tides': Sexual Emotion and Sexual Ignorance in the 1920s ; 9. 'The Spontaneous Feeling of Shame': Masturbation and Freud 1930-1940 ; 10. 'Thought Control': Conjugal Rights and Vaginal Orgasms 1940s-1970 ; 11. 'The Vagina, too, Responds': Vaginal Orgasms, Clitoral Masturbation, Feminism, and Sex Research 1920-1975 ; PART III. THE ENGLISH SEXUAL REVOLUTION ; 12. Sexual Pleasure, Contraception, and Fertility Decline ; 13. 'Truly it Felt Like Year One': The English Sexual Revolution ; 14. Population Control or 'Sex on the Rates'? Political Change 1955-1975 ; 15. 'A Car or a Wife'? The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution ; Conclusion: Living through Changing Sexual Mores ; Appendices ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford scholarship online
Responsibility: Hera Cook.

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