Twentieth-Century Sexuality: A History

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Wiley, Sep 8, 1999 - History - 306 pages
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This book provides a fascinating history of sexuality in twentieth-century Europe and North America. Angus McLaren draws upon legal, medical and literary sources to demonstrate how modern sexuality has been shaped by race, class, gender and generational preoccupations.

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Concise story of sexual panics, mostly in the West, through history. Gives a great insight into the socially-constructed nature of human sexual mores and practices. Read full review

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Angus McLaren is Professor of History at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada and Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Sexuality. He has taught at the University of Calgary and has been a Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford and Clare Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of A History of Contraception and has also researched widely on the history of abortion, eugenics and twentieth century sexuality.

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