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Making Modern Love: Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain Lisa Z. Sigel

Making Modern Love: Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain

Lisa Z. Sigel

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ISBN : 9781439908044
Hardcover
258 pages
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After the Great War, British men and women grappled with their ignorance about sexuality and desire. Seeking advice and information from doctors, magazines, and each other, they wrote tens of thousands of letters about themselves as sexual subjects.MoreAfter the Great War, British men and women grappled with their ignorance about sexuality and desire. Seeking advice and information from doctors, magazines, and each other, they wrote tens of thousands of letters about themselves as sexual subjects. In these letters, they disclosed their uncertainties, their behaviors, and the role of sexuality in their lives. Their fascinating narratives tell how people sought to unleash their imaginations and fashion new identities.Making Modern Love shows how readers embraced popular mediaOCoself-help books, fetish magazines, and advice columnsOCoas a source of information about sexuality and a means for telling their own stories. From longings for transcendent marital union to fantasies of fetish-wear, cross-dressing, and whipping, men and women revealed a surprising range of desires and behaviors (queer and otherwise) that have been largely disregarded until now.Lisa Sigel mines these provocative narratives to understand how they contributed to new subjectivities and the development of modern sexualities.