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

Stephen Brooke


Sexual Politics explores the complex relationship between sexuality and socialist politics in Britain between the 1880s and the present day. Looking at birth control, abortion law reform, and gay rights, this book is a timely examination of the relationship between the personal and the political over the last century and a half. It tells the stories of individuals such as Edward Carpenter, Dora Russell, Sheila Rowbotham, Ken Livingstone, Peter Tatchell, and Tony Blair and organizations like the Workers' Birth Control Group, the Abortion Law Reform Association, the National Abortio ... More

Keywords: sexuality, class, Labour Party, gay rights, reproductive politics, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Brooke, author
Professor, Department of History, York University, Toronto