Making Modern Love

9781439908044: Hardback
Release Date: 12th October 2012

9781439908051: Paperback
Release Date: 12th October 2012

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 258

Series Sexuality Studies

Temple University Press

Making Modern Love

Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain

Hardback / £67.00
Paperback / £24.99

How people used popular culture between the world wars to articulate sexual identities and practices


Introduction: Narratives and Identity
1 Reading Matters
2 Reading Married Love
3 Fashioning Fetishism from the Pages of London Life
4 Mr. Hyde and the Cross-Dressing Kink
5 Whipping Stories in the Pages of the PRO
Conclusion: Narratives and History


Lisa Z. Sigel is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at DePaul University. She is author of Governing Pleasures: Pornography and Social Change in England, 1815–1914 and the editor of International Exposure: Perspectives on Modern European Pornography.