skip to content
The origins of sex : a history of the first sexual revolution Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The origins of sex : a history of the first sexual revolution

Author: Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In The Origins of Sex, Faramerz Dabhoiwala provides a landmark history, one that will revolutionize our understanding of the origins of sexuality in modern Western culture. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. But by 1800, everything had changed. Drawing on vast research--from canon law to  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faramerz Dabhoiwala
ISBN: 9780199892419 0199892415
OCLC Number: 768168269
Description: xi, 483 p. : ill. (some col.), plates ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Prologue: the culture of discipline --
Power and punishment --
The decline and fall of public punishment --
The rise of sexual freedom --
The cult of seduction --
The new world of men and women --
The origins of white slavery --
The media and the message --
Epilogue: modern cultures of sex: from the Victorians to the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Faramerz Dabhoiwala.
More information:

Abstract:

"In The Origins of Sex, Faramerz Dabhoiwala provides a landmark history, one that will revolutionize our understanding of the origins of sexuality in modern Western culture. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. But by 1800, everything had changed. Drawing on vast research--from canon law to court cases, from novels to pornography, not to mention the diaries and letters of people great and ordinary--Dabhoiwala shows how this dramatic change came about, tracing the interplay of intellectual trends, religious and cultural shifts, and politics and demographics. The Enlightenment led to the presumption that sex was a private matter; that morality could not be imposed; that men, not women, were the more lustful gender. Moreover, the rise of cities eroded community-based moral policing, and religious divisions undermined both church authority and fear of divine punishment. Sex became a central topic in poetry, drama, and fiction; diarists such as Samuel Pepys obsessed over it. In the 1700s, it became possible for a Church of Scotland leader to commend complete sexual liberty for both men and women. Arguing that the sexual revolution that really counted occurred long before the cultural movement of the 1960s, Dabhoiwala offers readers an engaging and wholly original look at the Western world's relationship to sex"--Publisher description.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Faramerz Dabhoiwala makes the case for a revolutionary change around the erotic that took place in the eighteenth century in Britain. Dabhoiwala offers a readable tour of sexual highlights and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(7)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/768168269> # The origins of sex : a history of the first sexual revolution
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "768168269" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.7/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114835> ; # Sexual ethics
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112888> ; # Sexual ethics--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114160> ; # Sex
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112844> ; # Sex--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/863138> ; # Civilization, Western
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111571> ; # Sex customs--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114306> ; # Sex customs
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/226104176> ; # Faramerz Dabhoiwala
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description ""In The Origins of Sex, Faramerz Dabhoiwala provides a landmark history, one that will revolutionize our understanding of the origins of sexuality in modern Western culture. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. But by 1800, everything had changed. Drawing on vast research--from canon law to court cases, from novels to pornography, not to mention the diaries and letters of people great and ordinary--Dabhoiwala shows how this dramatic change came about, tracing the interplay of intellectual trends, religious and cultural shifts, and politics and demographics. The Enlightenment led to the presumption that sex was a private matter; that morality could not be imposed; that men, not women, were the more lustful gender. Moreover, the rise of cities eroded community-based moral policing, and religious divisions undermined both church authority and fear of divine punishment. Sex became a central topic in poetry, drama, and fiction; diarists such as Samuel Pepys obsessed over it. In the 1700s, it became possible for a Church of Scotland leader to commend complete sexual liberty for both men and women. Arguing that the sexual revolution that really counted occurred long before the cultural movement of the 1960s, Dabhoiwala offers readers an engaging and wholly original look at the Western world's relationship to sex"--Publisher description."@en ;
    schema:description "Acknowledgements -- Prologue: the culture of discipline -- Power and punishment -- The decline and fall of public punishment -- The rise of sexual freedom -- The cult of seduction -- The new world of men and women -- The origins of white slavery -- The media and the message -- Epilogue: modern cultures of sex: from the Victorians to the twenty-first century."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1017183526> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The origins of sex : a history of the first sexual revolution"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "483" ;
    schema:productID "768168269" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/768168269#PublicationEvent/new_york_oxford_university_press_c2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1017183526#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199892419> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/768168269> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1017183526#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111571> # Sex customs--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex customs--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112844> # Sex--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112888> # Sexual ethics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sexual ethics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114160> # Sex
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114306> # Sex customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex customs"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114835> # Sexual ethics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sexual ethics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/863138> # Civilization, Western
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civilization, Western"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/226104176> # Faramerz Dabhoiwala
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dabhoiwala" ;
    schema:givenName "Faramerz" ;
    schema:name "Faramerz Dabhoiwala" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199892419>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0199892415" ;
    schema:isbn "9780199892419" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.