Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present: Bodies and Desires Uncovered

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

EditorSarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

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An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

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An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

KATE FISHER is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, UK, and has published Birth Control, Sex and Marriage in Britain c.1918-1960 (2006) and (with Simon Szreter) Sex Before the Sexual Revolution: Intimate Life in England, 1918-1963 (2010). She co-directs, with Rebeca Langlands, Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History, funde...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.14 × 5.67 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Contributors Introduction; S.Toulalan
PART I: BODIES AND DIFFERENCE
'That ere with Age, his Strength is Utterly Decay'd': Understanding the Male Body in Early Modern Manhood; J.Jordan
Confusion Embodied: Epistemologies of Sex and Race in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748-9) and the Histoire Naturelle (1749-1804); A.Wells
The Hermaphrodite, Fecundity and Military Efficiency: Dangerous Subjects in the Emerging Liberal order of Nineteenth-Century Spain; R.Cleminson & F.Vazquez Garcia
Touching Bodies: Tact/ility in Nineteenth-century Medical Photographs and Models; E.Stephens
'Farewell to Frocks', 'Sex Change' in Interwar Britain: Newspaper Stories, Medical Technology and Modernity; A.Oram
'Perversity to Match the Curtains': Queering the Life Story with Grayson Perry; M.Jolly
PART II: BODIES, SEX AND DESIRE
'Unripe' Bodies: Children and Sex in Early Modern England; S.Toulalan
Urge without Desire? Confession Manuals, Moral Casuistry, and the Features of Concupiscentia between the Fifteenth and Eighteenth Centuries; F.Alfieri
On the Unsteadiness of Sexual Truth in Eighteenth-Century France; P.Cryle
'Lay back, Enjoy it and Shout Happy England': Marital Duty and Sexual Pleasure; K.Fisher
Eros and Thanatos in European and American Sexology; L.Downing
Sadism as Social Violence: From fin-de-siècle Degeneration to the Critiques of Nazi Sexuality in Frankfurt School Thought; A.Moore