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McLaren, Angus

Overview
Works: 57 works in 259 publications in 6 languages and 12,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Folklore  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ766, 363.9609
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Most widely held works by Angus McLaren
A history of contraception : from antiquity to the present day by Angus McLaren( Book )

32 editions published between 1922 and 1994 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first history of contraception for almost fifty years, provides a scholarly and highly readable account of procreation and attempts to prevent it from ancient Greece to the late twentieth century. The story, as the author shows, is not one of unalleviated progress, and anything but a simple passage from ignorance to enlightenment. Marshalling evidence from demography, medicine, literature, religious, family and women's history, he shows both that the idea of limiting progeny is ever present in human history and that many contraceptive practices have endured for at least two and a half millennia. In considering questions of both motivation and method, Angus McLaren reveals the intimate interactions between reproductive decision-making on the one hand and social, economic, political and gender relationships on the other."--Back cover
Impotence : a cultural history by Angus McLaren( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As anyone who has watched television in recent years can attest, we live in the age of Viagra. From Bob Dole to Mike Ditka to late-night comedians, our culture has been engaged in one long, frank, and very public talk about impotence - and our newfound pharmaceutical solutions. But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence, the first cultural history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been a recurrent topic since the dawn of human culture." "Drawing on a range of sources from across centuries, McLaren demonstrates how male sexuality was constructed around the idea of potency, from times past when it was essential for the purpose of siring children, to today, when successful sex is viewed as a component of a healthy emotional life."--Jacket
Reproductive rituals : the perception of fertility in England from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century by Angus McLaren( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the family and of family size and structure in pre-industrial England has attracted a great deal of research, much concerned with fertility and morality levels. There has been an assumption that fertility during the period was uncontrolled, but in this persuasive and perceptive study Angus McLaren shows both from anthropological research and form an impressive review of contemporary literature that conscious family limitation must have been practiced before the nineteenth century
Birth control in nineteenth-century England by Angus McLaren( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prescription for murder : the Victorian serial killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream by Angus McLaren( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1877 to 1892, over the course of fifteen years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream murdered seven women - all prostitutes or patients seeking abortions - in England and North America. His favorite weapon was strychnine. The popular press called the killings the incomprehensible crimes of a madman. According to Angus McLaren, though, these murders - the first well-documented serial murders in the English-speaking world - were hardly incomprehensible. They in fact provide a distorted reflection of the doctor's culture and times. A Prescription for Murder opens with McLaren's vividly detailed story of the killings. Beginning with a powerful evocation of Victorian London, McLaren moves through Cream's past, his murders, the detective work, and the reactions of other prostitutes, to Cream's arrest, trial, and execution. Using press reports and police dossiers, McLaren investigates the links between crime and respectability and in the process distorted reflection of the doctor's culture and times. A Prescription for Murder opens with McLaren's vividly detailed story of the killings. Beginning with a powerful evocation of Victorian London, McLaren moves through Cream's past, his murders, the detective work, and the reactions of other prostitutes, to Cream's arrest, trial, and execution. Using press reports and police dossiers, McLaren investigates the links between crime and respectability and in the process reveals a remarkable range of Victorian sexual tensions and fears. He demonstrates how changing attitudes toward abortion and prostitution, the shifting boundaries between what is public and what is private, and mounting uneasiness over new demands made by workers and women all helped to create the cultural milieu that made Cream's murders possible. McLaren shows that Cream's actions were not entirely those of a pathological outlaw. They magnified the repression that society at large had already begun to apply to the new classes of independent and rebellious women. In exposing the sexual tensions of the late nineteenth century, McLaren explores how the roles of both murderer and victim were created, and raises the disturbing question of how similar tensions might contribute to the onslaught of serial killing in today's society
The trials of masculinity : policing sexual boundaries, 1870-1930 by Angus McLaren( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we define the question, "What makes a man?" and why are we compelled to define the term at all? Modern perceptions of masculinity, despite the sense of naturalness and constancy with which we view them, are in fact the idealized cultural products of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this pathbreaking history of manhood and masculinity, Angus McLaren convincingly defends this assertion, and cogently examines how society selected, delineated, and maintained an accepted traditional model of the heterosexual male
Twentieth-century sexuality : a history by Angus McLaren( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a history of sexuality in twentieth-century Europe and North America. Angus McLaren draws upon legal, medical and literary sources to demonstrate how modern sexuality has been shaped by race, class, gender and generational."--Jacket
Sexual blackmail : a modern history by Angus McLaren( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual blackmail first reached public notice in the late eighteenth century when laws against sodomy were exploited by the unscrupulous to extort money from those they could entrap. Angus McLaren chronicles this parasitic crime, tracing its expansion in England and the United States through the Victorian era and into the first half of the twentieth century. The labeling of certain sexual acts as disreputable, if not actually criminal--abortion, infidelity, prostitution, and homosexuality--armed would-be blackmailers and led to a crescendo of court cases and public scandals in the 1920s and 1930s. As the importance of sexual respectability was inflated, so too was the spectacle of its loss. Charting the rise and fall of sexual taboos and the shifting tides of shame, McLaren enables us to survey evolving sexual practices and discussions. He has mined the archives to tell his story through a host of fascinating characters and cases, from male bounders to designing women, from badger games to gold diggers, from victimless crimes to homosexual outing. He shows how these stories shocked, educated, entertained, and destroyed the lives of their victims. He also demonstrates how muckraking journalists, con men, and vengeful women determined the boundaries of sexual respectability and damned those considered deviant. Ultimately, the sexual revolution of the 1960s blurred the long-rigid lines of respectability, leading to a rapid decline of blackmail fears. This fascinating view of the impact of regulating sexuality from the late Victorian Age to our own time demonstrates the centrality of blackmail to sexual practices, deviance, and the law
The bedroom and the state : the changing practices and politics of contraception and abortion in Canada, 1880-1997 by Angus McLaren( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sexuality and social order : the debate over the fertility of women and workers in France, 1770-1920 by Angus McLaren( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our own master race : eugenics in Canada, 1885-1945 by Angus McLaren( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this landmark book Angus McLaren, co-author of The Bedroom and the State, examines the pervasiveness in Canada of the eugenic notion of ""race betterment"" and demonstrates that many Canadians believed that radical measures were justified to protect the community from the ""degenerate.""
Reproduction by design : sex, robots, trees, and test-tube babies in interwar Britain by Angus McLaren( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, McLaren brings together the experience and perception of modernity with sexuality, technology, and ecological concerns into a cogent discussion of science's place in reproduction in British and American cultural history
Playboys and Mayfair men : crime, class, masculinity, and fascism in 1930s London by Angus McLaren( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1937, four respectable young men in their twenties, all products of elite English public schools, conspired to lure to the luxurious Hyde Park Hotel a representative of Cartier, the renowned jewelry firm. There, the "Mayfair men" brutally bludgeoned diamond salesman Etienne Bellenger and made off with eight rings that today would be worth approximately half a million pounds. Such well-connected young people were not supposed to appear in the prisoner's dock at the Old Bailey. Not surprisingly, the popular newspapers had a field day responding to the public's insatiable appetite for news about the upper-crust rowdies and their unsavory pasts.In Playboys and Mayfair Men, Angus McLaren recounts the violent robbery and sensational trial that followed. He uses the case as a hook to draw the reader into a revelatory exploration of key interwar social issues, from masculinity and cultural decadence to broader anxieties about moral decay. In his gripping depiction of Mayfair's celebrity high life, McLaren describes the crime in detail, as well as the police investigation, the suspects, their trial, and the aftermath of their convictions
Histoire de la contraception de l'Antiquité à nos jours by Angus McLaren( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des recettes des Grecs anciens aux lois des Romains, du mariage dans l'Europe médiévale à la pilule des années 70, tout semble avoir été tenté pour éviter la conception ou la naissance. Cette histoire de la contraception étudie tout particulièrement l'expérience et les efforts des femmes pour contrôler elles-mêmes leur fécondité
Historia de los anticonceptivos : de la antigüedad a nuestros días by Angus McLaren( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impotencia : una historia cultural by Angus McLaren( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H20. just add water!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma, Rikki and Cleo think they fooled everyone who discovered their secret into thinking they lost their powers. Only Lewis knows they're still mermaids. Life is back to normal for the girls, they go swimming on the underwater reefs, shop for the latest clothes - and avoid getting splashed with water. After all, no one wants to grow a mermaid tail in public! Along the way the girls have a lot to deal with: from magical mermaid myths about wish giving and love potions to more everyday problems like new girl Charlotte's arrival on the scene. Charlotte's ambitious, determined and anxious to discover why Lewis spends all his time with the girls. After learning her grandmother's secret, Charlotte makes a life-changing decision that will affect Emma, Rikki and Cleo in more ways than one. Can they handle a fourth mermaid?--Container
Generation of accurate on-chip transconductances using a monolithic CMOS PLL with hybrid analog and digital control by Angus McLaren( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Er shi shi ji xing shi by Angus McLaren( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong fa lü,Yi xue,She hui xue ji wen xue de shi jiao,Chan shu le xian dai xing guan nian zen yang zai bu tong de ren zhong,Jie ji,Xing bie zhong cun zai bing cheng xian de zhuang tai.Ben shu ti gong le yi ge 20 shi ji ou zhou he bei mei zhou ren men xing sheng huo zhuang tai de li shi tu jing
Packed to the Rafters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season 3 of Packed to the Rafters follows the Rafters as they adjust to life with a new baby and face their toughest test yet, the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one"--Container
 
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A history of contraception : from antiquity to the present day
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Mac Laren Angus

Mac Laren, Angus, 1942-

MacLaren Angus

MacLaren, Angus, 1942-

Mc Laren Angus

Mc Laren, Angus, 1942-

McLaren, Angus

マクラレン, アンガス

麦克拉伦,安格斯

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Impotence : a cultural historyA prescription for murder : the Victorian serial killings of Dr. Thomas Neill CreamThe trials of masculinity : policing sexual boundaries, 1870-1930Twentieth-century sexuality : a historySexual blackmail : a modern history