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

Adrian Bingham


This book provides an historical study of the modern popular press's 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. 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 behaviour, personal relationships, and moral codes. By examining the production, content, and reception of these newspapers, the book provides insights into the sexual cultur ... More

Keywords: newspapers, press, popular culture, sex, social change, Britain, permissiveness, moral codes, family, media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199279586
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Bingham, author
Lecturer in History, Sheffield University
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