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Lisa Downing and Sue Harris

object rather than subject. The wages of mental and sexual deviation from societal norms are revealed to be heavy in the logic of the film’s denouement. Deneuve in Repulsion is thus a locus of ambiguities. The resistance offered by her Polanski-created persona to dominant ideological norms is elliptical and partial, rather than straightforwardly readable. If the partial pathologisation of Deneuve in Repulsion led

in From perversion to purity
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Relationships and the home
Rebecca Jennings

1950s and 1960s. See NSA, HCC (C456), F1328–F1330, Rene Sawyer; NSA, HCC (C456), F2158–F2163, Sharley McLean; NSA, HCC (C456), F2088, Diana Chapman; NSA, HCC (C456), F1918–F1924, Olive Ager; NSA, HCC (C456), F1359–F1360, Margaret Cranch. See NSA, HCC (C456), F2109, Cynthia Reid. This group later broke away to form the lesbian social organisation Kenric – see Chapter 5. Winner, ‘Homosexuality in women’, p. 219. Caprio, Female Homosexuality, pp. 60–1; Eustace Chesser, The Human Aspects of Sexual Deviation (London: Jarrolds Publishers, 1971), p. 174. Robert Aldrich, The

in Tomboys and bachelor girls
Nikolas Rose

relation to overcrowding in the experiments of John Calhoun, examined by Ed Ramsden (Adams and Ramsden, 2011 ; Ramsden, 2011 ; Cantor and Ramsden, 2014 ; Ramsden, 2014 ). 11 Behavioural pathologies in overcrowded rat colonies led to the development of ‘behavioural sinks’, to use Calhoun’s term, where female rats ‘fell short of their maternal functions’, infant mortality increased, and, for the males, ‘behavior disturbances ranged from sexual deviation to cannibalism and from frenetic overactivity to a pathological withdrawal from which individuals would emerge to

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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
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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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
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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