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Islam and capitalism - Sex before the sexual revolution

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 February 2011

Sexual Intercourse began in I963, according to Philip Larkin's 'Annus Mirabilis'. But what of the dark ages before the sexual revolution? A new study shows them to be not quite as repressed, unfulfilled and pitiable as many have been keen to cast them. In this edition Laurie talks to Kate Fisher and Simon Szreter about their illuminating exploration of intimate life in England between 1918 and 1963, which involved them speaking frankly and in depth to almost a hundred people about their sex lives in the period.
Also, Charles Tripp talks about the relationship between Islam and capitalism, and some Muslim societies' reactions to what are seen as the dangers of a rapacious and socially destructive force.
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

  • Charles Tripp

    Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London

    Islam and the Moral Economy: The challenge of Capitalism
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN-10: 0521682444
    ISBN-13: 978-0521682442

    Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue ‘Capitalist Practice and the Muslim Subject: Grounds for Dialogue or Terrain of Resistance?’ delivered by Professor Charles Tripp.
    Friday 25 February 2011, 6.15pm - 7.15pm
    Calman Learning Centre
    Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE
    University Switchboard: 0191 334 2000
    Registration Essential

    Find out more about Charles Tripp
  • Dr Kate Fisher

    Senior Lecturer, Director of Centre of Medical History at Exeter University

    Sex Before the Sexual Revolution: Intimate Life in England 1918-1963
    Simon Szreter (Author), Kate Fisher (Author)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN-10: 0521149320
    ISBN-13: 978-0521149327

    Find out more about Kate Fisher
  • Simon Szreter

    Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge

    Sex Before the Sexual Revolution: Intimate Life in England 1918-1963
    Simon Szreter (Author), Kate Fisher (Author)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN-10: 0521149320
    ISBN-13: 978-0521149327

    Fertility, Class and Gender in Britain 1860–1940
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN-10: 0521528682
    ISBN-13: 978-0521528689

    Find out more about Simon Szreter

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