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Before Wilde - a book by Upchurch, Charles

Before Wilde

Sex Between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

Before Wilde( )
Author: Upchurch, Charles
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
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This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the dramatic transformations of the era--changes in the family and in the law, the emergence of the world's first police force, the growth of a national media, and more--Charles Upchurch asks how perceptions of same-sex desire changed between men, in families, and in the larger society. To...
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