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The Resource The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno

The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno

Label
The sex lives of Australians : a history
Title
The sex lives of Australians
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bongiorno
Creator
Author
Subject
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 readable social history, the author uses vivid examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. He shows how a predominantly male penal colony gave rise to a rough and ready culture: the scarcity of women made for strange bedfellows, and the female minority was both powerful and vulnerable. Then came the Victorian era, in which fears of sodomy helped bring an end to the transportation of convicts. Tracing the story all the way to the present, Bongiorno shows how the quest for respectability always has another side to it, and how the contraceptive pill changed so much. Along the way he deals with some intriguing questions - were the Kelly gang gay? Why did the law ignore lesbianism for so long? - and introduces some remarkable characters, both reformers and radicals. This is the thought-provoking story of sex in Australia
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
Dewey number
306.70994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Australians
  • Australians
  • Social change
  • Australians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history
Label
The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-344) and index
Control code
000048549759
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 352 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781863955676
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The sex lives of Australians : a history, Frank Bongiorno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-344) and index
Control code
000048549759
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 352 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781863955676
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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