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The Resource The Sex Lives of Australians

The Sex Lives of Australians

Label
The Sex Lives of Australians
Title
The Sex Lives of Australians
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bongiorno
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes – here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day.In this fascinating social history, Frank Bongiorno uses striking examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. Tracing the story up to the present, Bongiorno shows how the quest for respectability always has another side to it.Along the way he deals with some intriguing questions – What did it mean to be a 'mate'? How did modern warfare affect soldiers' attitudes to sex? Why did the law ignore lesbianism for so long? – and introduces some remarkable characters both reformers and radicals. This is a thought-provoking and enlightening journey through the history of sex in Australia.With a foreword by Michael Kirby, AC CMG.Winner of the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award Shortlisted in the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the 2013 NSW Premier's History Awards.'Entertaining, enlightening, infuriating and frequently hilarious. Highly recommended.' —MX Sydney'This is highly readable, serious history about our most intimate yet most culturally sensitive selves.' —Canberra Times'A fascinating tale.' —Sydney Morning Herald'An invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in Australian history and sex.' —David Hunt, author of Girt 'The Sex Lives of Australians is such a treasure trove that it is hard to do it justice ... a work of real significance that makes a fresh contribution to understanding our culture.' —The Australian'A great book, a compound of wit and tragedy, as you'd expect from the subject matter, plus wide learning and common sense.' —Alan Atkinson, author of The Europeans in Australia'Engaging, open-minded and humorous.' —Bookseller+Publisher Magazine 'An engaging book ... both educational and entertaining' —Daily Telegraph
Writing style
Award
ACT Book of the Year, 2013.
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10126119
Cataloging source
NOV
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1969-
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  • Bongiorno, Frank
  • Kirby, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a history
Label
The Sex Lives of Australians
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c22f41fd-b5b0-4338-9d44-f762a620c05c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921870668
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sex Lives of Australians
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c22f41fd-b5b0-4338-9d44-f762a620c05c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921870668
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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