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- DescriptionThis book is part of a new generation of historical research that challenges prevailing arguments for the medical and legal construction of male homosexual identities in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. British society could t 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 phemena. 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.
- Author BiographySEAN BRADY is Lecturer in Modern British History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is convening editor for Palgrave Macmillan's series Genders and Sexualities in History.
- Author(s)Sean Brady
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication10/08/2005
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2005
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight354 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
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