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Disorder in the Court - Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,868
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Disorder in the Court - Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover): George Robb, Nancy Erber

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Disorder in the Court - Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover)

George Robb, Nancy Erber

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At the turn of the century, a spate of sensational trials kept French and English readers spellbound and ignited bitter tugs of war over marriage and divorce laws, women's rights, temperance, gay prostitution, and lesbian literature.

The chapters in Disorder in the Court each focus on a specific high-profile trial, and the public debates surrounding it, in order to address the role of the state in regulating sexual morality. The authors draw on police archives, records of coroners' inquests, magistrates' courts, and news coverage to bring to life social conflicts sparked by differing ideologies of class, gender, and sexuality. Also explored is the role of the police and 'scientific' methods of criminology in an era when working class marital conflicts were resolved by an axe blow, unwanted middle class spouses were dispatched with an arsenic diet, and government agents scanned sensational novels or loitered in Paris urinals in search of vice.

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1999
First published: June 1999
Editors: George Robb • Nancy Erber
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-7526-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-8147-7526-8
Barcode: 9780814775264

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