Frigidity: An Intellectual History

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byPeter Cryle, Alison Moore

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This first major study of a curiously neglected term in the history of sexuality will intrigue students, scholars and enthusiasts alike. The authors take us through a journey across four centuries, showing how notions of sexual coldness and frigidity have been thought about by legal, medical, psychiatric, psychoanalytic and literary writers.

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This first major study of a curiously neglected term in the history of sexuality will intrigue students, scholars and enthusiasts alike. The authors take us through a journey across four centuries, showing how notions of sexual coldness and frigidity have been thought about by legal, medical, psychiatric, psychoanalytic and literary wr...

PETER CRYLE is author of Geometry in the Boudoir (1996), The Telling of the Act (2002), and La Crise du plaisir, 1740-1830 (2003). He also co-edited Libertine Enlightenment with Lisa O'Connell (2004) and Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle (2008) with Christopher Forth.  ALISON MOORE is a Scholar of Modern European Intellectual History. Sh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.67 × 5.71 × 1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303455

ISBN - 13:9780230303454

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Table of Contents

Introduction. A Long History of a Pseudo-Scientific Object
Frigiditas and Impotentia
Female Impotence in the Nineteenth Century
Vaginismus
The Late Nineteenth Century: A Multiplicity of Genres
The Wedding Night
Treatment 1: Medicine
Treatment 2: Psychology
Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris
Conclusion
Bibliography