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making of Victorian sexual attitudes

by Mason, Michael

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Sexual ethics -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Great Britain -- Moral conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-248) and index.

      Other titlesVictorian sexual attitudes.
      StatementMichael Mason.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ32 .M36 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination256 p. :
      Number of Pages256
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1092488M
      ISBN 100198122926
      LC Control Number94016822

        The thick moral blanket that cloaked so much of life in Victorian Britain most affected the middle and upper classes. The working class were always able to life their lives with a greater freedom, or at least as much freedom as a life of often extreme poverty would allow, though the stigma attached to sexual misdemeanour remained. Lucy shows characteristics of both the good Victorian woman and the impure, hyper-sexual Victorian woman. By essentially giving Lucy two personalities in the novel, Stoker is showing the ease, ability, and potential in which the ideal Victorian woman can be converted into the evil, unchaste, impure, sexual woman of Victorian society.

        For a useful start, see Michael Mason, The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes (Oxford, ), and Bartley, Prostitution (note 5 above), but there seems to me room for a longer, wider, and more comparative approach to the subject. Back to (7).   Richards approaches the topic of sexual selection as a combination of historical investigation blended with evidence of how Darwin actually “did” science, and the result is simply stunning. The book shows how Darwin thought about the problem of sexual selection as a scientific question and began to formulate a solution.

        The vampirism in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, probably the best-known Victorian gothic tale, has long been interpreted as violently sexual. But the fact that most of the vampires’ victims in the Author: Ailise Bulfin.   The Victorian Era is highly known for its strict social code and the sense of strong morality, yet not all members of British society followed the strict social code. Included in this social code was the marriage between a man and a woman, as well .


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Making of Victorian sexual attitudes by Mason, Michael Download PDF EPUB FB2

Few things fascinate me more than the Victorian attitude towards sex, and Michael Masons The Making of Victorian Sexuality, published by Oxford University Press inis yet another welcome nail in the coffin of traditional views on this subject.

Mason starts his attack with an in-depth look at demographic data from the 19th century, with devastating results/5. The Victorians are often called 'puritanical', with the implication that their sexual moralism was religiously based. It was opposed, we like to think, by freethinkers and progressives, and perhaps also by the working class.

Michael Mason has already pointed to the fallacy of such views in his previous volume, The Making of Victorian by: Product Information. How were Victorian sexual attitudes formed. Michael Mason's lively and provocative study takes into account the relative contributions of evangelical religion and radical-secular ideals to the period's dominant sexual culture, and argues that to be 'Victorian' about sex was in fact to be progressive, optimistic, emancipated--and hence modern.

How were Victorian sexual attitudes formed. Michael Mason's lively and provocative study takes into account the relative contributions of evangelical religion and radical-secular ideals to the period's dominant sexual culture, and argues that to be `Victorian' about sex was in fact to be progressive, optimistic, emancipated--and hence modern.

The Making of Victorian Sexuality directly confronts one of the most persistent cliches of modern times. Drawing on a wealth of sources from medical and scientific texts, to popular fiction, evangelical writing, and the work of radicals such as Godwin and Mill, Michael Mason shows how much of our perception of nineteenth-century sexual culture 4/5(1).

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Get this from a library. The making of Victorian sexual attitudes. [Michael Mason] -- Victorian sexual moralism was real enough, but what was its nature. The Victorians are often called 'puritanical', with the implication that their sexual moralism was religiously based.

It was. The making of Victorian sexual attitudes. [Michael Mason] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. The prequel to this book, The Making of Victorian Sexuality, presented a detailed analysis of Victorian sexual behaviour.

In this sequel, Michael Mason analyses the ideological context of the sexual moralism of nineteenth-century England. Nor does Mason consider how the sexual radicalism of Karl Pearson's Fellowship of the New Life and similar groups discussed by Judith Walkowitz arose in the s.

And, as mentioned previously, homosexuality is virtually invisible in two volumes that purport to survey the entire range of Victorian sexual attitudes and behaviors. In a densely written and heavily footnoted treatise, Mason, a lecturer at University College, London, argues that Victorian attitudes toward sexuality were more progressive than previously thought.

In a continuation of his The Making of Victorian Sexuality (CH, Jan'95), Mason argues that the sexual attitudes commonly identified as "Victorian" (e.g., prudery, repression) found support most often among radicals, feminists, and others usually seen as progressives.

We tend to think of the Victorians as the personification of prudery and puritanism, a people whose sexual attitudes, practices, and knowledge differed greatly from our own, to their detriment. Indeed, even in the midst of the AIDS crisis and our growing concern about safe sex, the Victorians hardly seem an appealing role model of sexual behavior.

Of the many books since the s that claim to overturn the clichÇ of Victorian prudery, this is surely the least interesting, persuasive, and readable. Mason (English/Univ.

College, London) broadly defines the Victorian era as starting with the s—the Romantic, Regency, or Georgian period—and petering out well beforehis cut-off date.

The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes. Michael Mason () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) The Making of Victorian Sexuality. The Origins and Development of Victorian Sexual Attitudes.

Eric Trudgill - - Science and Society 42 (3)   The Victorian period is a key moment in the history of sexuality; it is the era in which the modern terminologies we use to structure the ways we think and talk about sexuality were invented.

From the s sexologists such as Richard von Kraft-Ebing and Havelock Ellis pioneered a science in which sexual preferences were analysed and. Throughout, however, the public discussion of sexual matters was characterised by absence of plain speaking, with consequent ignorance, embarrassment and fear.

By mid-century the Victorian conjunction of moralism and scientific investigation produced ideas of orthodox human sexuality based on a combination of social and biological ideas. Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of the middle class in 19th century Britain, the Victorian era.

Victorian values emerged in all classes and reached all facets of Victorian living. The values of the period—which can be classed as religion, morality, Evangelicalism, industrial work ethic, and personal improvement—took root in Victorian morality. The making of Victorian sexuality Mason, Michael, At a time when AIDS, abortion, and sexual abuse have become favourite topics of media and academic debate, it is no surprise that the Victorians, with their strong associations with prudery and puritanism, are frequently held up as an example of a sexual culture far different from our own.

volume, The Making of Victorian Sexu-ality, engages mostly with 'practices', with 'attitudes' taking up the final two chapters of this book. Meanwhile, as the title suggests, The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes continues the debate already established in the first volume.

The net effect of this arrangement of contents is that, although. The Making of Victorian Sexuality. Michael Mason () Abstract This article has no associated abstract.

The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes. Making Morality Modern: Social Science, Culture Criticism and Sexual Ethics in America.Changes in physical sexual practice and related attitudes to the body, the resulting slow relaxation of attitudes to sexuality, and the remaking of heterosexual physical sexual behaviour during Author: Lesley Hoggart.on Victorian sexuality Very much a work in progress.

Books only, so far: please do let me know if you notice omissions or have recommendations. Also, I cannot guarantee to have read all of these myself! A list of my own publications touching on Victorian sexuality can be found here and my reviews and recommendations of specific works here SexBiblio: the bibliography of Western Sexuality is.