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Producing desire : changing sexual discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900

Author: Dror Zeʼevi
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies on the history of society and culture, 52.
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This highly original book brings into focus the sexual discourses manifest in a wealth of little-studied source material--medical texts, legal documents, religious literature, dream interpretation manuals, shadow theater, and travelogues--in a nuanced, wide-ranging, and powerfully analytic exploration of Ottoman sexual thought and practices from the heyday of the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century to the  Read more...
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Zeʼevi, Dror, 1953-
Producing desire.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005013949
(OCoLC)60375506
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dror Zeʼevi
ISBN: 9780520938984 0520938984 9781429467438 1429467436 0520904052 9780520904057
OCLC Number: 123768865
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The body sexual: medicine and physiognomy --
Regulating desire: sharīʻa and kanun --
Morality wars: orthodoxy, Sufism, and beardless youths --
Dream interpretation and the unconscious --
Boys in the hood: shadow theater as a sexual counter-script --
The view from without: sexuality in travel accounts --
Conclusion: modernity and sexual discourse --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Studies on the history of society and culture, 52.
Responsibility: Dror Ze'evi.
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