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The Permissive Society? Unmarried Motherhood in the 1960s

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

in Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Questions how much changed and why. Most changes were from the later 1960s: liberal legislation (e.g., divorce reform, legal abortion), the pill, increased divorce, open cohabitation, births outside ... More


Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Adrian Bingham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides an historical study of the modern popular press's coverage of sex and private life, from the start of the mass newspaper reading boom in 1918 to the triumph of the Sun's sexualized ... More


Going Steady: Permissiveness, Petting, and Premarital Sex in the 1950s

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on a selection of teen couples in the 1950s, who were “going steady” and experimented in intense and intimate sexual acts, including premarital intercourse. Going steady—a ... More


Surveying Sexual Attitudes and Behaviour

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the press discussed ‘normal’ sexual attitudes and behaviour. Before the Second World War, reliable evidence about sexual activity was very scarce, and most journalists ... More


Conclusions

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter briefly draws together the main themes of the book, and identifies three distinct phases in the coverage of sex in the press. In the inter-war period, the popular press reacted ... More


Labour and the ‘Liberal Hour’, 1956–67: Abortion, Family Planning, and Homosexual Law Reform

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The year 1967 was a kind of annus mirabilis of sexual reform. Parliament decriminalized homosexual acts as long these were in private and involved persons over the age of 21. It also passed David ... More


Sexual Danger and the Age of the Paedophile

Mathew Thomson

in Lost Freedom: The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677481
eISBN:
9780191757006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677481.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the threat of sexual molestation. It demonstrates that up until the 1970s this was a far less significant factor behind the segregation of children than was traffic. Indeed, the ... More


Equality or bust: sexual politics

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which British films of the 1970s represent tensions evident in British society concerning contemporary shifts in sexual politics, and notices how far these tensions ... More


Cultural Crisis? Protest and Reaction, 1968–1970

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

By 1967, culture had become more widely defined and a more diverse range of arts and artists given state subsidy (and approval). Yet, as this chapter shows, contest over culture remained significant. ... More


An Age of Permissiveness?

Henry Yeomans

in Alcohol and moral regulation: Public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447309932
eISBN:
9781447310013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309932.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter stretches from the 1920s to the 1960s, during which time the public profile of the ‘drink problem’ was relatively low and traditional constraints on lifestyle and pleasure began to be ... More


Paranoia Begets Permissiveness

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The U.S. biodefense program has been going along a dangerous path for two overarching reasons of paranoia and permissiveness that make strange relations. When each of them is taken alone, they can ... More


Introduction: Focusing on Families

Susan B. Ridgely

in Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While Focus on the Family users talk of salvation and conviction and endorse corporal punishment, abstinence, and other key elements of Focus’s ideology, they act on these ideas variously. While to ... More


“South Africa Is Experiencing an All-Out Attack by Permissiveness”: Communism, Immorality, and the Disintegration of Apartheid Culture

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains that by the 1960s, Afrikaner nationalists were convinced white South Africa—supposedly a moral bastion on the so-called Dark Continent—was the target of a conspiracy. The enemy ... More


“Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity”: The Passage of the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the legislative process that culminated in the passage of South Africa’s first statutory law on abortion, The Abortion and Sterilization Act (1975). It shows that by the early ... More


The Voluntarist Path towards a Permissive Legal Environment for Organized Civil Society: Sweden

Nicole Bolleyer

in The State and Civil Society: Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758587
eISBN:
9780191818509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758587.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the last part of the study, ideal-typical representatives of three ‘sufficient paths’ identified by the QCA analysis were chosen for in-depth analysis. After explaining the case selection, this ... More


Christian Radicalism and the Hope of Escaping Human Authority

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the radical Anglican contribution to the wider Sixties reframing of modernity as intrinsically anti-authoritarian. In the 1940s and 1950s, it had been widely assumed that ... More


A New Home

Deborah Blythe Doroshow

in Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America's Troubled Children

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226621432
eISBN:
9780226621579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226621579.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The most important aspect of life at a residential treatment center (RTC) was the time a child spent in the milieu, a carefully planned environment where he or she ate, slept, played, and went to ... More


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