The Resource The facts of life : the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950, Roy Porter and Lesley Hall

The facts of life : the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950, Roy Porter and Lesley Hall

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The facts of life : the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950
Title
The facts of life
Title remainder
the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950
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Roy Porter and Lesley Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
"This remarkable study presents the first detailed and scholarly analysis of the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain. Surveying the period between the mid-seventeenth and the mid-twentieth centuries, it examines the major texts which established and authorised sexual knowledge and sexual practices. Porter and Hall then explore the various kinds of backgroundssexual, moral, religious, scientific, medical, domestic, social and cultural - without which these texts are unintelligible. And they examine their authors (some famous, some obscure, some anonymous), their careers, and the motives for involvement in medico-moral campaigns that were often thought unsavoury and commonly led to criticism and censure."--BOOK JACKET. "The Facts of Life also assesses the wider impact of the publication of sexual knowledge and especially of sex advice literature, and explores the interplay between expertise, therapy, social mores and behaviour. Chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries discuss prostitution, contagious diseases and gender relations, and consider debates on sexual issues and associated revelations of personal experience."--BOOK JACKET
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1946-2002
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Porter, Roy
Dewey number
306.7/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.G7
LC item number
P67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hall, Lesley A
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  • Sexology
  • Sex instruction literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The facts of life : the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950, Roy Porter and Lesley Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-397) and index
Contents
  • Doctors and the Medicalization of Sex in the Enlightenment.
  • 4.
  • Masturbation in the Enlightenment: Knowledge and Anxiety.
  • 5.
  • Quackery and Erotica
  • Pt. II.
  • The Victorians and Beyond
  • Introduction: Towards Victoria.
  • 6.
  • The Victorian Polyphony, 1850-85.
  • Pt. I.
  • 7.
  • From the Primeval Protozoa to the Laboratory: the Evolution of Sexual Science from 1889 to the 1930s.
  • 8.
  • The Authority of Individual Experience and the Opinions of Experts: Sex as a Social Science.
  • 9.
  • 'Good Sex': the New Rhetoric of Conjugal Relations.
  • 10.
  • Public Faces in Private Places: Sex, Law, Politics and Pressure Groups.
  • 11.
  • Silent Stares, Smut, Censorship and Surgical Stores: the Makings of Popular Sexual Knowledges
  • From the Restoration to Victoria
  • Introduction: Histories of Sex.
  • 1.
  • Contexts: from the Restoration to the Accession of Queen Victoria.
  • 2.
  • Medical Folklore in High and Low Culture: Aristotle's Master-Piece.
  • 3.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 415 p.
Isbn
9780300062212
Lccn
94021091
Other physical details
ill.
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  • OCM30663876
  • CARL030663876
Label
The facts of life : the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950, Roy Porter and Lesley Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-397) and index
Contents
  • Doctors and the Medicalization of Sex in the Enlightenment.
  • 4.
  • Masturbation in the Enlightenment: Knowledge and Anxiety.
  • 5.
  • Quackery and Erotica
  • Pt. II.
  • The Victorians and Beyond
  • Introduction: Towards Victoria.
  • 6.
  • The Victorian Polyphony, 1850-85.
  • Pt. I.
  • 7.
  • From the Primeval Protozoa to the Laboratory: the Evolution of Sexual Science from 1889 to the 1930s.
  • 8.
  • The Authority of Individual Experience and the Opinions of Experts: Sex as a Social Science.
  • 9.
  • 'Good Sex': the New Rhetoric of Conjugal Relations.
  • 10.
  • Public Faces in Private Places: Sex, Law, Politics and Pressure Groups.
  • 11.
  • Silent Stares, Smut, Censorship and Surgical Stores: the Makings of Popular Sexual Knowledges
  • From the Restoration to Victoria
  • Introduction: Histories of Sex.
  • 1.
  • Contexts: from the Restoration to the Accession of Queen Victoria.
  • 2.
  • Medical Folklore in High and Low Culture: Aristotle's Master-Piece.
  • 3.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 415 p.
Isbn
9780300062212
Lccn
94021091
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM30663876
  • CARL030663876

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