Sexual State

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Edinburgh University Press, Apr 12, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
This is the first scholarly study of Scotland's sexual coming-of-age in the post-war period, charting its political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context.
 

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Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1
PART I SEXUAL OFFENCES
11
2 FEMALE PROSTITUTION
13
3 HOMOSEXUAL LAW REFORM 195067
41
4 HOMOSEXUAL LAW REFORM 196780
67
PART II REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES
95
5 ABORTION
97
6 FAMILY PLANNING
127
8 SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION
186
PART IV SEX AND CENSORSHIP
213
9 MORAL CENSORSHIP AND THE STATE IN THE 1950s
215
10 SEX CENSORSHIP AND SCOTTISH GOVERNANCE IN THE 1960s
235
11 POLICING PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSCENITY IN THE 1970s
262
12 CONCLUSION
294
SOURCES AND SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
303
INDEX
317

PART III DISEASE AND ENLIGHTENMENT
157
7 SEXUAL HEALTH
159

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Roger Davidson is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the history of medical and governmental responses to sexual issues since 1870. He is the author of Dangerous Liaisons: A Social History of Venereal Disease in Twentieth-Century Scotland, Routledge (2000), and co-editor of Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870, Routledge (2001) and Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth- Century Europe, Routledge (2009). Dr Gayle Davis is Wellcome Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She has published on the social history of medicine and sexuality, including 'The Cruel Madness of Love': Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930 (Rodopi, Amsterdam and Atlanta, 2008).

Roger Davidson is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the history of medical and governmental responses to sexual issues since 1870. He is the author of Dangerous Liaisons: A Social History of Venereal Disease in Twentieth-Century Scotland, Routledge (2000), and co-editor of Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870, Routledge (2001) and Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth- Century Europe, Routledge (2009). Dr Gayle Davis is Wellcome Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She has published on the social history of medicine and sexuality, including 'The Cruel Madness of Love': Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930 (Rodopi, Amsterdam and Atlanta, 2008).

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