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Genders and Sexualities in History

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970

Editors: Harris, A., Jones, T. (Eds.)

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About this book

The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understandings of love, romance, affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement.

About the authors

Stephen Brooke, York University, Toronto, USA Barbara Caine, University of Sydney, Australia Hera Cook, University of Sussex, UK April Gallwey, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK Charlotte Greenhalgh, Monash University, Australia Laura King, University of Leeds, UK Claire Langhamer, University of Sussex, UK Helen Smith, University of Sheffield, UK Gillian Swanson, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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“The editors, Alana Harris and Timothy Willem Jones, are to be credited for isolating the critical themes and findings of their contributors in an excellent, wide-ranging and accessible introduction, which expertly and thoughtfully scrutinises the intersections between changing configurations of romantic love and the histories of both emotions and gender in modern Britain.” (Martin Francis, English Historical Review, Vol. 131 (552), October, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Historicizing ‘Modern’ Love and Romance

    Jones, Timothy Willem (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Love and Romance in Interwar British Women’s Autobiography

    Caine, Barbara

    Pages 20-40

  • The Perfect Man: Fatherhood, Masculinity and Romance in Popular Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

    King, Laura

    Pages 41-60

  • Love, Sex, Work and Friendship: Northern, Working-Class Men and Sexuality in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

    Smith, Helen

    Pages 61-80

  • ‘A Certain Amount of Mush’: Love, Romance, Celluloid and Wax in the Mid-Twentieth Century

    Brooke, Stephen

    Pages 81-99

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eBook £17.99
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Hardcover £63.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970
Editors
  • A. Harris
  • T. Jones
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32863-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137328632
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32862-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46043-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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