Sex, Politics and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800

TitleSex, Politics and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWeeks, Jeffrey
PublisherRoutledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group
CityAbingdon, Oxon; New York, NY

A pioneering study which has become an established classic in its field, Sex, Politics and Society provides a lucid and comprehensive analysis of the transformations of British sexual life from 1800 to the present. These changes are firmly located in the wider context of British social, political and cultural life, from industrialization, urbanisation and the impact of Empire and colonisation, through the experience of economic disruption, World Wars, the establishment of the welfare state, changing patterns of gender and the emergence of new sexual identities. This book also charts the rise of both progressive and conservative social movements, including feminism, LGBT activism, and fundamentalist movements. It is a history where the past continues to live in the present, and where the present provides ever more complex, and often controversial patterns of sexual life, with sexual and gender issues at the heart of contemporary politics (provided by publisher).

Short TitleSex Politics and Society
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