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Book review: Tory pride and prejudice: the Conservative Party and homosexual law reform, by Michael McManus

Spruce, Emma (2012) Book review: Tory pride and prejudice: the Conservative Party and homosexual law reform, by Michael McManus. British Politics and Policy at LSE (08 Apr 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How far have the Conservative Party really come with supporting gay rights and accepting the LGBT community? Michael McManus attempts to persuade us that being pro-gay rights is a natural stance for the Tories in this chronological take on the Party’s relationship with homosexual law since the nineteenth century. However, Emma Spruce finds that parts of the book sorely lack analytical material, and that gay people of colour and gay women are entirely absent, rendering the argument for an alliance of LGBTs and the Tories indefensibly incomplete.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 14:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43999/

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