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Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

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Family Newspapers? provides the first detailed historical study of modern popular press coverage of sex and private life, from the start of the mass newspaper reading boom in 1918 to the triumph of the Sun's sexualized journalism in 1978, when circulation overtook that of its rival, the Daily Mirror.

In this period, newspapers were at the heart of British popular culture, and Fleet Street's preoccupation with sex meant that the press was a hugely significant source of knowledge and imagery about sexual behavior, personal relationships, and moral codes. Focusing on changing ideas of what sexual content was deemed "fit to print," Adrian Bingham reveals how editors negotiated the tension between exploiting public curiosity about sex and ensuring that their journalism remained within the bounds of acceptability for a "family newspaper." The study challenges established interpretations of social change by drawing attention to the ways in which the press opened up the public discussion of sexuality before the 'permissiveness' of the 1960s.

Exploring the spectacular diversity of the press's sexual content--from advice columns to pin-ups, from court reports to celebrity revelations--Bingham offers a rich and thought-provoking investigation of a media form that has done much to shape the character of modern Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Contexts:Sexual Welfare 3 Surveying Sexual Attitudes and Behaviour 4 Court Reporting 5 Moral Crusades: Prostitution and Homosexuality 6 Titillation: The Evolution of the Newspaper Pin-up 7 Gossip and Scandal: Scrutinizing Public Figures Conclusions Bibliography Index / The Media and British Sexual Culture 2 Informing and Advising.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780191557507
Subtitle:
Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Bingham, Adrian
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Sensationalism in journalism
Subject:
History, World | British | 1900-1945
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090425
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
298

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» Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
» History and Social Science » Law » Privacy
» History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
» History and Social Science » World History » General

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