Nameless Offences Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century


  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Nameless Offences Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century
  • H.G. Cocks
  • English
  • 27 October 2014
  • 9781860648908

3 thoughts on “Nameless Offences Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century

  1. Valorie Valorie says:

    If you're interested in LGBT history of 19th century England this book is a must read It focuses largely on male male relationships but it's examination of how these relationships became unspeakable a study of the building of the closet if you will is really fascinating and has far reaching conseuences in any study A great bonus to the this book is that it does not focus just on legal issues and London as many books of this period do In the last major section Cocks explores how homosexuality felt and understood in rural cities as well the connection of homosexuality to homosocial spaces socialism comradeship and psychic understandings of the world This is a wonderful resource and very necessary in any study of the history of sexuality


  2. Averill Earls Averill Earls says:

    Some really interesting stuff in here


  3. Tyrannosaurus regina Tyrannosaurus regina says:

    My Goodreads has been proclaiming I've been reading this for over a year now so I figured I ought to actually track down my copy and read it Turns out it's a very well researched and thoroughly documented examination of the ways homosexual acts and homosexual desires were spoken of in the public sphere particularly in terms of legal proceedings However an examination of the same in private correspondence which I really wanted to see was very thin and tangential


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Nameless Offences Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century❰Reading❯ ➸ Nameless Offences Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century Author H.G. Cocks – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Homosexuality became increasingly visible in 19th century English society and problems related to the secret vice and the love that dare not speak its name go to the root of Victorian social and cultu Homosexuality became increasingly visible in th century English Homosexual Desire MOBI ò society and problems related to the secret vice and the love that dare not speak its name go to the root of Victorian social and cultural history Nameless Offences shows how the homosexual closet was created Prevention of slander and the vilification involved in scandals among the ruling classes were potent reasons to marginalize homosexuality and create the closet The Victorian masculine character was at issue as the homosexual scandals of the ¿s exposed the gulf between notions of private and public morality.