Rules Of Desire: Sex in Britain: World War 1 to the Present: Sex in Britain, World War I to the Present

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9780099437956: Rules Of Desire: Sex in Britain: World War 1 to the Present: Sex in Britain, World War I to the Present

The Free Love Debate; the sex psychologists; the Bright Young Things; homosexual life in the Thirties; secret sex and World War II; the Sixties and the pill; gay rights; rape laws; the impact of AIDS; the declining ideal of marriage; the new emphasis on relationships and 'whole body sensuality'.Beginning with the Edwardian theorists, like Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis, Cate Haste tells the history of changing sexual attitudes in twentieth-century Britain. Intimate private experience is set against well-known cases - from Lady Chatterley to Profumo, Thorpe and Archer - and against the dictates of the churches, courts and media. (2002-05-31)

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‘As diverting and as suggestive as a very good novel…temperate, balanced, subtle and humane’ -- Maureen Freely, Independent on Sunday

‘Haste puts a fraught and complex subject into a cool, intelligent perspective and throws a lot of light into the darker corners of the generation gap’ -- Scotland on Sunday

‘Provocative…sharp-eyed history’ -- Mail on Sunday

‘She explores that dark meeting between private desires and society’s moral rules…Haste is wonderfully even-handed in her treatment of the sexes’ -- Richard Davenport-Hines, Sunday Times

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'As diverting and as suggestive as a very good novel.temperate, balanced, subtle and humane' Maureen Freely, Independent on Sunday (2002-05-31)

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