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The Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80 Roger Davidson

The Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80

Roger Davidson

Published August 31st 2014
ISBN : 9780748694068
Paperback
336 pages
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This important book fills a gap in the study of modern Scottish, and British, Society, providing as it does a vital perspective on Scotlands sexual history and its political and social context. It is unique in exploring the period from 1950 to 1980,MoreThis important book fills a gap in the study of modern Scottish, and British, Society, providing as it does a vital perspective on Scotlands sexual history and its political and social context. It is unique in exploring the period from 1950 to 1980, covering the immediate post-war and Scotlands sexual coming-of-age. It charts a steady political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context.Davidson and Davis lead us through the Scottish sexual landscape leading up to the global crisis of HIV/AIDS, analysing post-war state policy towards issues such as abortion, family planning, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, sex education and sexual heath. Policy-makers, social historians, teachers and students alike will find this an invaluable resource on the study of sexuality and policy-making in modern society.