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Norman Haire and the Study of Sex Kindle Edition
As a prominent sexologist and a campaigner for birth control, Haire took a leading role in the world's first international conference on birth control in 1922 and organised, with Dora Russell, the World League for Sexual Reform's highly successful 1929 Congress in London. He lectured in America, Germany, France and Spain, and wrote and edited many accessible books on sex education.
In 1940 Haire returned to Australia where he attracted a loyal following, but was also hounded by the security service. The ABC Board was censured in parliament for choosing him as the key speaker in a population debate, and his weekly advice column in the magazine Woman was strongly opposed by the Catholic Church. Peter Coleman called Haire 'one of Australia's most famous freethinkers and sex reformers'. This biography pays a tribute to this tenacious, humane, witty, innovative and brave man's contribution to birth control, sexology and human rights history.
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'Wyndham has created a fascinating account of a remarkable Australian who made his mark overseas in medicine. Norman Haire, born Norman Zions in Sydney in 1892, was an internationally known gynaecologist and sexologist ... ' -- Clive Moore -- Health and History
'Wyndham does a fine job recovering the life and times of Haire, covering aspects of the private as well as the public man.' -- Professor Stephen Garton -- Journal of the History of Sexuality
'This fine biography of one of the western world's most tenacious reformers in the field of birth control and sexual reform is replete with arcane, yet useful, information. For example, Wyndham reminds us that George Bernard Shaw had the unique distinction of winning both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar.' -- Ross Fitzgerald -- Sydney Institute Quarterly
'Wyndham paints a vivid picture of the politics seething within the birth control arena in the UK in the inter-war period.' -- Jennie Stuart -- Australian Humanist --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07F3XN72D
- Publisher : Sydney University Press; 1st edition (1 December 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 12365 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 488 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 946,668 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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