The Routledge History Of Sex And The Body: 1500 To The Present by Sarah ToulalanThe Routledge History Of Sex And The Body: 1500 To The Present by Sarah Toulalan

The Routledge History Of Sex And The Body: 1500 To The Present

EditorSarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

Hardcover | March 25, 2013

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The Routledge History of Sex and the Bodyprovides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book examines the current scholarship and looks towards future directions across the field.

The volume is divided into fourteen thematic chapters, which are split into two chronological sections 1500 ' 1750 and 1750 to present day. Focusing on the history of sexuality and the body in the West but also interactions with a broader globe, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. Covering themes such as science, identity, the gaze, courtship, reproduction, sexual violence and the importance of race, the volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sex and the body. The book concludes with an afterword in which the reader is invited to consider some of the 'tensions, problems and areas deserving further scrutiny'.

Including contributors renowned in their field of expertise, this ground-breaking collection is essential reading for all those interested in the history of sexuality and the body.

Sarah Toulalanis a senior lecture of the history of the body at the University of Exeter, UK. Her previous publications include,Bodies, sex and desire from the Renaissance to the Presentco-edited with Kate Fisher (2011) andImagining Sex: Pornography and Bodies in Seventeenth-Century England(2007).Kate Fisheris a professor of the histor...
Title:The Routledge History Of Sex And The Body: 1500 To The PresentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:March 25, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415472377

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Studying the Body and Sexuality.The Good, the Bad, and the Textual: Approaches to the Study of the Body and Sexuality, 1500-1750Katherine CrawfordApproaches to the History of Sexuality Since 1750H. G. Cocks2. Sexual Science: Medical Understandings of the Body c. 1500-1750Lauren Kassell1750 to the PresentRichard Cleminson3. Examining the Body: Science, Technology and Explorations of the Body Examining the Body c. 1500-1750Michael StolbergExamining the Body, Post 1750Malcolm Nicolson4. Body and Mind: Sexuality and Identity From Age to Gender, 1500-1750: from the Adolescent Male to the Adult Effeminate BodyRandolph Trumbach(De-)Constructing Sexual Kinds c. 1750 to the presentIvan Crozier5. Clothing and Nakedness From the Cradle to the Grave: Clothing the Early Modern BodySusan VincentExposing, Adorning, and Dressing the Body in the Modern EraPaul R. Deslandes6. Pornography and Erotica Erotic Representation 1500-1750Ian Frederick MoultonPornography and Erotica c. 1750 to the PresentLisa Z. Sigel7. Knowledge and Experience 1500-1750Laura GowingKnowledge and Experience from 1750 to the 1960sTanya Evans8. Life Cycles 'Age to Great, or to Little, Doeth let Conception': Bodies, Sex and the Life Cycle, 1500-1750Sarah ToulalanFairy Tales of Fertility: Bodies, Sex and the Life cycle, c. 1750-2000Julie-Marie Strange9. Courtship and Marriage 1500'1750Martin IngramMarriage and Companionate Ideals Since 1750Kate Fisher10. Reproduction1500-1750Lianne McTavish1750 to the PresentHelen Blackman11. Prostitution The Body of the Prostitute, Medieval to ModernKathryn NorbergProstitution from 1800Maria Luddy12. Sexual Violence and Rape Sexual violence and rape in Europe, 1500'1750Garthine WalkerSexual violence from c.1750Shani D'Cruze13. Sexual Disease 'The Venereal Disease', 1500-1800Kevin P. SienaSexual Diseases post-1750Lesley A. Hall14. Bodies, Sex and Race Western Encounters with Sex and Bodies in Non-European Cultures 1500 ' 1750Jonathan Burton'The Roots That Clutch': Bodies, Sex and Race from 1750Antoinette Burton15. Afterword On 'Compulsory Sexuality', Sexualization, and HistoryLisa Downing.Bibliographies.Index.

Editorial Reviews

 'Comprehensive and impressive. Toulalan and Fisher have assembled essays by a wide range of experts in this rapidly evolving field, making for a volume that will be valued by students and researchers alike.' - Prof. William M. Reddy, Duke University, USA 'With careful balance between the early modern and modern periods, these superb essays consider the science of sex and medical understandings of the body, sexuality and psychology, clothing and nakedness, pornography, age and life cycle, courtship and marriage, reproduction, prostitution, sexual violence and rape, sexual disease, and race. Introductory essays by Katherine Crawford and Harry G. Cocks nicely overview current approaches to the study of the body and sexuality from 1500 to 1750 and since 1750, respectively. With abundant and appropriate citations and a rich bibliography, this volume will be indispensable for students and scholars interested in the history of sexuality and the body. Summing Up: Essential.' - S. L. Harp, University of Akron, CHOICE