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Frigidity : an intellectual history

Author: P M Cryle; Alison Moore
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Genders and sexualities in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P M Cryle; Alison Moore
ISBN: 9780230303454 0230303455
OCLC Number: 727303188
Description: vi, 317 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A long history of a pseudoscientific 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.
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in history.
Responsibility: Peter Cryle, Alison Moore.

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