Masculinity and same-sex desire in industrial England, 1895-1957

Smith, Helen (2015) Masculinity and same-sex desire in industrial England, 1895-1957. Genders and Sexualities in History . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137470980

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This book provides the first academic study of non-metropolitan men who desired other men in the period from 1895-1957. It places issues of class, masculinity and regionality alongside sexuality in seeking to understand how men experienced their emotional and sexual relationships with each other. This in turn, demonstrates new understandings of working-class culture, gender and the position of work in the identity of working-class men. The
book takes a thematic approach to analyse the changes and continuities in how men experienced their sexual and emotional lives over the period and to map broader social and cultural changes. It uses a wide range of sources to
analyse both how men saw themselves and how the authorities viewed men who desired other men. Source materials include court records, newspapers, letters, social surveys, photographs and newsreels.

Keywords:sexuality, working class, masculinity, British History, social history, cultural history, regionality
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V147 Modern History 1950-1999
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V146 Modern History 1920-1949
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:08 Oct 2014 10:23

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