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Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957

Palgrave Macmillan

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Part of the book series: Genders and Sexualities in History (GSX)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 1-22
  3. Policing and Prosecutions

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 23-60
  4. Working-Class Culture

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 61-92
  5. Work and Family

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 93-124
  6. Sex

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 125-155
  7. Language

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 156-187
  8. Conclusion

    • Helen Smith
    Pages 188-195
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 196-244

About this book

Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957 explores the experiences of men who desired other men outside of the capital. In doing so, it offers a unique intervention into the history of sexuality but it also offers new ways to understand masculinity, working-class culture, regionality and work in the period.

Reviews

“The book offers significant depth and engagement on the issues of sexuality, class and masculinity in industrial England between 1895 and 1957 … . this is a rich, accessible and important contribution to our understanding of same-sex desire, class and masculinity in Britain.” (Jeffrey Meek, Twentieth Century British History, Vol. 28 (1), March, 2017)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Lincoln, UK

    Helen Smith

About the author

Helen Smith is Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has shared her research with the public through appearing on TV and Radio, writing for the press and working with a theatre company. She has also published the chapter 'Love, Sex, Work and Friendship: Northern Working-Class Men and Sexuality in the First Half of the Twentieth Century' in Love and Romance in Britain, 1918-1970, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.

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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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