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Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 22nd 2009 by University of California Press
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Andre
Nov 10, 2016 Andre rated it really liked it
This was a good book. It had a nice introduction and insights into how sex between men was seen based on class in the Britain's Age of Reform. Therefore we get an insight into class differences and what that entails e.g. upper class thought that due to them not needing to earn their fortune they have the head free for government.
The book was interesting in its short info about cross-dressers, public spaces for sex and molly houses and other private institutions. Of course there isn't much info,
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