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Love and romance in Britain, 1918-1970

Author: Alana Harris; Timothy Willem Jones
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Genders and sexualities in history.
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The new histories of love and romance within this edited collection illustrate changes (and indeed continuities) in understandings of affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement. Both established and emerging scholars contribute to understandings about the power, knowledge and pleasure of love and romance within twentieth century Britain. Together, the  Read more...
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History
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Love and romance in Britain, 1918-1970
(DLC) 2014026138
(OCoLC)884631011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alana Harris; Timothy Willem Jones
ISBN: 9781137328632 1137328630
OCLC Number: 894964594
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Historicizing 'Modern' Love and Romance; Timothy Willem Jones and Alana Harris --
PART I: IDENTITIES AND THE SPACES OF THEIR ARTICULATION --
1. Love and Romance in British Women's Autobiography; Barbara Caine --
2. The Perfect Man: Fatherhood, Masculinity and Romance in Popular Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain; Laura King --
3. Love, Sex, Work and Friendship: Northern, Working-Class Men and Sexuality in the First Half of the Twentieth Century; Helen Smith --
4. 'A Certain Amount of Mush': Love, Romance, Celluloid and Wax in the Mid-Twentieth Century'; Stephen Brooke --
PART II: LOVE ACROSS THE LIFECYCLE: GENERATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF MARRIAGE, SEX AND SOLE PARENTHOOD --
5. Love Beyond the Frame: Stories of Maternal Love Outside Marriage in the 1950s and 1960s; April Gallwey --
6. Love, Honour and Obey? Romance, Subordination and Marital Subjectivity in Interwar Britain; Timothy Willem Jones --
7. Love in Later Life: Old Age, Marriage and Social Research in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain; Charlotte Greenhalgh --
PART III: LOVE AND THE 'EXPERTS': SCIENCE, MORALITY AND THE STATE --
8. 'The Love of a Pitiable Dog': Gregariousness, Reciprocity and Altruism in Early Twentieth Century British Psychology; Gillian Swanson --
9. Love Divine and Love Sublime: The Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, the Marriage Guidance Movement and the State; Alana Harris --
10. Nova 1965-1970: Love, Masculinity and Feminism, But Not As We Know It; Hera Cook --
Afterword; Claire Langhamer --
Index --
List of Figures.
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in history.
Responsibility: [edited by] Alana Harris, Timothy Jones.

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