Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

EditorJulie Peakman

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This book is a fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, effeminate men and masculinised women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history.

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This book is a fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, effeminate men and masculinised women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in ...

JULIE PEAKMAN  is a historian and writer, an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, London University and former Honorary Fellow of Wellcome History of the History of Medicine. Her next book is for Atlantic Publishers, Carnal Knowledge, A World History of Sex. Her previous books include Lascivious Bodies. A Sexual History of the Eightee...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.83 × 5.61 × 0.94 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230555101

ISBN - 13:9780230555105

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Table of Contents

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List of Contributors
Introduction--J.Peakman
Sexual Perversion in the Early Modern Period--J.Peakman
Staging Perversion: The Restoration's Sexual Allegory of (un) Civil War--B.McLaughlin
Objects, Desire, Identity, and Orientation in the Writings of Lord Hervey and Charlotte Charke--M.Morris
The Woman in Man's Clothes and the Pleasures of Delarivier Manley's "New Cabal"--J.Frangos
The Hostile Gaze: Perverting the Female Form, 1688-1800--J.Skipp
Morbid Parts: Gender, Violence and the Necro-Gaze--R.E.May
Rape and the Construction of Female Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century--J.Mills
Tropics of Sexuality: Sexual Excesses and Oriental Vices' in the British Raj; P.Murthy
Chinese Sexuality and the Bound Foot--S.Adams
Nuns, Monks and Sexual Perversion in the Church--D.Peschier
Appendix: Defining Sexual Perversion--J.Peakman

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"How does one go about identifying sexual perversion, when defining sexual norms is difficult in itself? Julie Peakman's collection of essays offers some incisive answers to this question.  Sexual Perversions provides a fascinating gallop through the strange sexual landscape of the past...there is enough food for thought here to satisfy everyone." —Hallie Rubenhold, TLS