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From Felony to the Love that is Proud to Speak its Name

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Same Sex Relationships: From 'Odious Crime' to 'Gay Marriage'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297733
eISBN:
9780191711275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297733.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Family Law

This chapter covers the history of the development of the law about gay relationships. The Wolfenden Committee recommends that sexual activity by adults in private should not be criminal, but that ... More


A Changing of the Guard: Moral Order, Gender and Urban Space in the Post-War Years

Samantha Caslin

in Save the Womanhood!: Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941251
eISBN:
9781789629309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the decline of specific female-run, local organizations concerned about what they considered to be the corrosive effects of urban life upon the way young women comported ... More


Law, Medicine and the Treatment of Homosexual Offenders in Scotland, 1950–1980

Roger Davidson

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In recent years, the social politics and legal and medical discourses surrounding homosexuality in twentieth-century Britain have attracted increasing attention from historians and social scientists. ... More


‘Cure or Confinement’? Law, Medicine and the Treatment of Homosexual Offenders in Scotland, 1950–801

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter 7 investigates the medical perception and treatment of homosexual offenders in Scotland in the period 1950−80, and, in particular, the role that medical evidence played in the prosecution and ... More


Celibacy and Homosexuality

Timothy Willem Jones

in Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655106
eISBN:
9780191744952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655106.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the changing relationship between celibacy and homosexuality in the early twentieth century. Through fragmentary correspondence in episcopal archives it traces the sexualization ... More


Wilde in the Fifties

Chris Waters

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers the various meanings attached to the sexual life of Oscar Wilde in the 1950s. Now a queer icon, Wilde enjoys a prominent place in the pantheon of gay heroes. Such was not the ... More


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