Introduction: The cultural history of sexuality in the nineteenth century

Beccalossi, Chiara and Crozier, Ivan (2011). Introduction: The cultural history of sexuality in the nineteenth century. In Chiara Beccalossi, Ivan Crozier and Julie Peakman (Ed.), A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire (pp. 1-25) Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

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Author Beccalossi, Chiara
Crozier, Ivan
Title of chapter Introduction: The cultural history of sexuality in the nineteenth century
Title of book A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Berg
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series A Cultural History of Sexuality
ISBN 9781847888044
1847888046
Editor Chiara Beccalossi
Ivan Crozier
Julie Peakman
Volume number 5
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 25
Total pages 25
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The nineteenth century saw intense urbanisation, the development of a consumer culture, the formalisation of gender roles, the solidification of class structures, and various encounters with the exotic customs of the colonies. All contributed to enhance sexual anxiety among the middle classes. In response, new social conventions, sanitary prescriptions, practices of self-control, and policies of sex regulation and education were developed as a means to control disorderly sexual behaviour. At the same time, though an ideology based on sexual respectability was largely promoted throughout society, significant individuals and subcultures often challenged both the principle and the practice of such morality.
© Chiara BeccaJossi and Ivan Crozier 2011
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Series ISBN: 9781845207021; 1845207025.

 
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