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Author Cook, Hera, author.

Title The long sexual revolution : English women, sex, and contraception, 1800-1975 / Hera Cook
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 412 pages)
Contents pt. I: Inventing contraception. Birth rates and women's bodies : reproductive labour -- "Nature is a blind dirty old toad" : the withdrawal method -- "Conferring a premium on the destruction of female morals" : fertility control and sexuality in the early to mid-nineteenth century -- "One man is as good as another in that respect" : women and sexual abstinence -- Mastering the sexual self : contraception and sexuality, 1890s-1950s -- "Physical 'open secrets'" : hygiene, masturbation, bowel control, and abstinence -- pt. II: Sexuality and sex manuals. English sexuality in the twentieth century : ignorance, silence, and gendered sexual cultures -- "The wonderful tides" : sexual emotion and sexual ignorance in the 1920s -- "The spontaneous feeling of shame" : masturbation and Freud, 1930-1940 -- "Thought control" : conjugal rights and vaginal orgasms, 1940s-1960s -- "The vagina, too, responds" : vaginal orgasms, clitoral masturbation, feminism, and sex research, 1920-1975 -- pt. III: The English sexual revolution. Sexual pleasure, contraception, and fertility decline -- "Truly it felt like year one" : the English sexual revolution -- Population control or "sex on the rates"? : political change, 1955-1975 -- "A car or a wife?" : the northern European marriage system and the sexual revolution -- Conclusion: Living through changing sexual mores -- Appendix A: Analysis of the sex manual authors -- Appendix B: List of sex manual authors
Summary Hera Cook traces the path of sexuality in England, and shows how its route was determined by the gradual exertion of control over fertility
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Birth control -- England -- History -- 19th century
Birth control -- England -- History -- 20th century
Fertility, Human -- England -- History -- 19th century
Fertility, Human -- England -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Sexual behavior -- England -- History -- 19th century
Women -- Sexual behavior -- England -- History -- 20th century
Sex customs -- England -- History -- 19th century
Sex customs -- England -- History -- 20th century
Contraception -- history
Contraceptive Agents -- history
Contraceptive Devices -- history
Sexual Behavior -- history
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Birth control
Fertility, Human
Sex customs
Women -- Sexual behavior
Empfängnisverhütung
Frau
Sexuelle Revolution
Vrouwen.
Seksueel gedrag.
Anticonceptie.
Régulation des naissances.
Fécondité
Contraception.
19e siècle.
20e siècle.
Comportement sexuel.
Femme.
Sexualité féminine.
Histoire.
England
England
Großbritannien
Angleterre.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003069138
ISBN 9780191530890
0191530891
9780199252398
0199252394
1280965207
9781280965203
9786610965205
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9780199252183
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