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Rules of Desire By Cate Haste

Rules of Desire

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Beginning with the Edwardian theorists, Cate Haste tells the history of changing sexual attitudes in 20th-century Britain. Intimate private experience is set against well-known cases and the dictates of the churches, courts and media.
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Rules of Desire: Sex in Britain, World War I to the Present by Cate Haste

Includes sections on: the Free Love debate; the sex psychologists; the Bright Young Things; homosexual life in the 1930s; secret sex and World War II; the 1960s and the pill; gay rights; rape laws; the impact of AIDS; the declining ideal of marriage; and 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 20th-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.

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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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GOR006320519
Rules of Desire: Sex in Britain, World War I to the Present by Cate Haste
Cate Haste
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1994-07-07
356
0712660240
9780712660242
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