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to do with what he had found vital and fulfilling in life.’ Ishiguro thinks that the failure of the Tanizaki novel lies in that the man's ‘obsession does not quite reverberate enough as echoes of his earlier life’ (Archive 39.2). Therefore, in adapting the novel, Ishiguro kept only the third part of the original plot and spent most of his script building a new richer link between the protagonist's sexual deviation and his nostalgia for the past. One of Ishiguro's major revisions of Tanizaki's work is to change the nationality of the protagonist

in Kazuo Ishiguro
Rebecca Jennings

’s conclusions was a primary motivation in the writing of these reviews. In this sense, the magazine was apparently regarded as a supportive ‘space’ in which 146 Tomboys and bachelor girls lesbians could express and share their emotional reactions to negative stereotyping by the medical profession. Thus, a review of American psychologist Daniel Cappon’s Toward an Understanding of Homosexuality claimed: ‘The book is an epitome of all the most grotesque clichés about homosexuality.’47 Adopting a different style, a review of Anthony Storr’s Sexual Deviation by ‘a woman

in Tomboys and bachelor girls
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Jonathan Dunnage

, illustrated by Michael Ebner,17 of forty-four homosexuals, subsequently sentenced to confino, when directing the police at Catania in 1939, may have been a consequence of his identification with fascist theory on sexualdeviation’, but may also have been the result of his personal prejudices, upon which the regime was able to play in order to fulfil its race policies. Ebner suggests that Molina’s emphasis in a general report to Rome on the risks posed by homosexuality in Catania to the ‘health and improvement of the race’ was somewhat contrasted by rather more mundane

in Mussolini’s policemen
The Romantics and the Gothic Imagination
John Robb

Gothic tropes but devoid of the supernatural, dwelling instead on the dark side of sex. Its 1797 companion piece on Justine’s depraved sister, Juliette ( or, The Prosperities Of Vice ), is filled with violently pornographic scenes intertwined with De Sade’s philosophy and musings on the amorality of nature. The libertine himself was enjoying a period of freedom after a decade in prison via a lettre de cachet issued by his vengeful mother-in-law, for sexual deviations, both consensual (orgies with prostitutes, anal sex

in The art of darkness
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Family, school and antenatal education
Angela Davis

equipped to handle the teaching of sex education.20 during the 1970s sex education in schools was increasingly influenced by progressive educational pedagogies.21 For instance Jane Pilcher has shown how advice contained within the 1977 edition of the handbook on the teaching of sex education was wholly transformed. For the first time the importance of educating both boys and girls about the experiences  59  modern motherhood of the other sex during puberty was emphasised; masturbation, contraception, venereal diseases, ‘sexual deviations’ (an implicit discussion of

in Modern motherhood
Rebecca Jennings

of acquisitive crime from her more experienced fellow trainees, but she can learn more of sexual deviations. Sex, sport and crime, in that order, form 74% of the main subjects of conversation in boys’ borstals (Leitch) and certainly sex and crime appear to be the most popular topics among girls.29 While these accounts suggest an increasing tendency to interpret crushes as sexual and potentially lesbian in the post-war decades, concerns were exacerbated by attitudes toward the sexuality of older girls and single woman teachers. In his 1945 work on sex education

in Tomboys and bachelor girls
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media quickly took an interest in the gay liberation movement. In December 1970 actor and GLF member John Breslin joined Albany Trust director Michael Delancy, London CHE organiser Roger Baker and Sexual Deviation author Anthony Storr for a BBC 2 Late Night Line-Up discussion about homosexuality. In his opening remarks about the legal and social situation of gay men in Britain, presenter Michael Dean referred to ‘favourable straws in the wind’, such as ‘the growing number of public figures who are prepared to admit their homosexuality, and evidence that some

in Odd men out