Marie Stopes’ Sexual Revolution and the Birth Control Movement

Authors: debenham, marian

  • Examines Marie Stope's scientific, literary and social achievements and legacy in Britain
  • Demonstrates that Marie Stopes was one of the most important female figures of the twentieth century 
  • Utilises extensive archival materials, including personal correspondence and interviews with Stopes’s friends and relatives
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This book examines the life, work and contraversial achievements of Marie Stopes, author and pioneer of the birth control movement in the interwar period. As the centenary of the ground-breaking publication of Married Love approaches, this study traces and reassesses Marie’s remarkable achievements, considering the literary, scientific and political themes of her life’s work. Clare Debenham analyses how Stope’s personal life led her to turn away from palaeobotany to concentrate on transforming the country’s sexual relationships by writing Married Love. Utilising extensive unpublished archive research, biographies, letters, and interviews with her friends and relatives, Debenham demonstrates that Stopes's work on sexual relationships has overshadowed her considerable achievements including her scientific career as a paleaobotantist, her literary success in the interwar period, and her work, with help from suffragists, in establishing the first British birth control clinic. 

About the authors

Clare Debenham is Honorary Research Associate at the University of Manchester, UK. Since the 1970s she has been an active campaigner on women’s issues, and her previous publications include Birth Control and the Rights of Women: Post-Suffrage Feminism in the Twentieth Century (2014).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Challenge of Marie Stopes

    Debenham, Clare

    Pages 1-17

  • Family Values

    Debenham, Clare

    Pages 19-33

  • Passionate About Palaeobotany

    Debenham, Clare

    Pages 35-58

  • From Married Love to Enduring Passion

    Debenham, Clare

    Pages 59-74

  • Birth Control: The Start of Marie Stopes’ Campaign

    Debenham, Clare

    Pages 75-85

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71664-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71663-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marie Stopes’ Sexual Revolution and the Birth Control Movement
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71664-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71664-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71663-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 164
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