A cultural history of sexuality in the age of empire

Beccalossi, Chiara and Crozier, Ivan (2011) A cultural history of sexuality in the age of empire. A cultural history of sexuality, 5 . Berg, Bloomsbury, Oxford. ISBN 9781847888044, 9781472539199

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The 19th century saw intense urbanization, the development of a consumer culture, the formalization of gender roles, the solidification of class structures, and various encounters with the exotic customs of the colonies – all of which contributed to enhance sexual anxiety among the middle classes. In response, new social conventions, sanitary prescriptions, practices of self-control, and policies of sex regulation and education were developed as a means to control disorderly sexual behavior. At the same time, though an ideology based on sexual respectability was largely promoted throughout society, significant individuals and subcultures often challenged both the principle and the practice of such morality. A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire presents an overview of the period with essays on heterosexuality, homosexuality, sexual variations, religious and legal issues, health concerns, popular beliefs about sexuality, prostitution and erotica.

Additional Information:Paperback edition published 2014
Keywords:Modern European History, Modern British History, Global History, Sexuality
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V270 World History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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ID Code:19034
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 19:02

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