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Title: Female sexuality, the law and society : changing socio-legal conceptions of the rape victim in Britain since 1800
Author: Edwards, Susan S. M.
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1979
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This thesis considers the history of control-and prohibition of female sexuality and behaviour, and its particular expression in legal institutions and theories of knowledge. Historical epochs can be characterised by transformations in expressions of control through the dominance of one particular form of control over another. In Part One, control is located as a variable characteristic of pre-industrial and industrial societies, in which the universal and particular features are examined with relation, to socio-economic organisation. Chapter One, predicates the control over female sexuality as a significant dimension of analysis. Chapter Two, elaborates the significant shifts in forms of control throughout history and demonstrate. how some aspects of control are concealed whilst others are made visible. By contrast, Chapter Three, examines some contemporary tendencies, exposing the contradiction in sexual freedom and sexual control in the present day.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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