Masculinity and male homosexuality in Britain, 1861-1913
Brady, Sean (2005) Masculinity and male homosexuality in Britain, 1861-1913. Basingstoke, Hants.: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403947130.
PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: This important book is part of a new generation of historical research that challenges prevailing arguments for the medical and legal construction of homosexual identities in late nineteenth century Britain. Sean Brady demonstrates that British society could not tolerate the discussion necessary to form medical or legal concepts of "the homosexual". The development of masculinity as a social status is examined, for its influence in shaping societal attitudes towards sex and sexuality between men and fostering resistance to any kind of recognition of these phenomena. Imperatives to bolster masculinity as a social status precluded public recognition of the existence of sex and sexuality between men, even in terms that were hostile and pejorative. CONTENTS: Introduction, History, Masculinity, National Newspapers, Legislation, Resistance, Lives, Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Male homosexuality, masculinity, Great Britain|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology|
|Research Centre:||Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)|
|Date Deposited:||26 Nov 2008 10:43|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2016 09:16|
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