Public Indecency in England 1857-1960: 'A Serious and Growing Evil' came out with Routledge earlier this year. The volume is co-authored by David J. Cox (U. of Wolverhampton), Kim Stevenson (Plymouth U.), Candida Harris (Plymouth U.), and Judith Rowbotham (independent scholar based in London). From the publisher:More after the jump.
Here is the Table of Contents:
Introduction: Defining Public Indecency
1. The Historical Background: Indecency And The Rise Of Moral Activism
2. The Intensification Of The Indecency Agenda 1857-1885
3. ‘Demoralization’ And Moral Activism: Fighting The ‘Serious And Growing Evil’ 1885-1908
4. A Real Or Imagined Enigma? ‘Stemming The Tide Of Corruption’: Indecency 1908-1960
5. Indecorous And Inexpedient: Visual And Aural Indecency In The Dramatic Arts 1857-1960
6. Indecency In Practice: The Policing And Judicial Response
7. Intoxicated Indecency: How The Drink Problem Was Resolved
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