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Rules Of Desire By Cate Haste

Rules Of Desire by Cate Haste

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Summary

Beginning with the Edwardian theorists, like Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis, this work tells the history of changing sexual attitudes in twentieth century Britain. It sets private experience against well-known cases - from Lady Chatterley to Profumo, Thorpe and Archer - and against the dictates of the churches, courts and media.

Rules Of Desire Summary

Rules Of Desire: Sex in Britain: World War 1 to the Present by Cate Haste

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.

Rules Of Desire Reviews

" As diverting and as suggestive as a very good novel." -- "Independent on Sunday"
" Explores that dark meeting between private desires and society's moral rules." -- "Sunday Times"
"As diverting and as suggestive as a very good novel." -- "Independent on Sunday"

"Explores that dark meeting between private desires and society's moral rules." -- "Sunday Times"

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GOR002265916
9780099437956
0099437953
Rules Of Desire: Sex in Britain: World War 1 to the Present by Cate Haste
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-11-07
368
N/A
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