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Nature Displayed : Gender, Science and Medicine 1760-1820.

Author: L J Jordanova
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
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A collection of essays - including 3 that have never been published before - by one of the leading figures in cultural history. Professor Jordanova examines and reinterprets the writings of eighteenth-century thinkers and, in the process, sheds light on contemporary views on issues such as motherhood, sexuality, the body, art and medicine. The volume includes some of the author's most controversial and pioneering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jordanova, L.J.
Nature Displayed.
London : Routledge, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L J Jordanova
ISBN: 9781317884965 1317884965 1306869641 9781306869645
OCLC Number: 881417394
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Dedication; 1. Cultural Effort: An Introductory Essay; PART I NATURAL POLARITIES; 2. Feminine Figures: Nature Display'd; 3. Nature's Powers: A Reading of the Distinction between Creation and Production; 4. Melancholy Reflection: Constructing an Identity for Unveilers of Nature; 5. The Authoritarian Response: The French Revolution and the Enlightenment; PART II BODY MANAGEMENT; 6. The Popularisation of Medicine: Tissot on Onanism; 7. Medical Mediations: Mind, Body and the Guillotine. 8. Guarding the Body Politic: Volney's Law of Nature9. Policing Public Health in France 1780-1815; PART III FAMILY VALUES; 10. Naturalising the Family: Literature and the Bio-medical Sciences of the Late Eighteenth Century; 11. Gender, Generation and Science: William Hunter's Obstetrical Atlas; 12. Cultures of Kinship; Bibliography; Index.

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This study considers attitudes to sexuality, the body, motherhood and the natural world during the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection brings together essays which reinterpret texts and images  Read more...

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