Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill by Lisa Featherstone

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June 2012, no. 342

Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill by Lisa Featherstone

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, £44.99 hb, 338 pp

Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill by Lisa Featherstone

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June 2012, no. 342

In Australia’s past, sex has been theorised, pathologised, even criminalised, but comparatively little has been written about the topic. One of the more exciting developments in Australian historiography over the past fifteen years has been the inclusion of gay and lesbian narratives. These perspectives have broadened understandings of Australia’s past and have shown how reading original historical sources against the grain can provide evidence about the intimate lives of Australians.

Shirleene Robinson reviews 'Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill' by Lisa Featherstone

Let’s Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill

by Lisa Featherstone

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, £44.99 hb, 338 pp

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