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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.

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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

Item Type: Book
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Male homosexuality, masculinity, Great Britain
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2008 10:43
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16

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