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A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960.

Author: Veronika Fuechtner; Douglas E Haynes; Ryan M Jones
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2017.
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Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German, British, and American counterparts and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified ""Others"" became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the  Read more...
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Fuechtner, Veronika.
A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veronika Fuechtner; Douglas E Haynes; Ryan M Jones
ISBN: 9780520966673 0520966678
OCLC Number: 1005611274
Description: 1 online resource (493 pages)
Contents: Cover; A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Toward a Global History of Sexual Science: Movements, Networks, and Deployments; PART ONE EVOLUTION, SEXUAL SCIENCE, AND THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE OTHER; 1 Global Modernity and Sexual Science: The Case of Male Homosexuality and Female Prostitution, 1880-1950; 2 "Let Us Leave the Hospital; Let Us Go on a Journey around the World": British and German Sexual Science and the Global Search for Sexual Variation. 3 Westermarck's Morocco: The Epistemic Politics of Cultural Anthropology and Sexual Science4 Monogamy's Nature: Global Sexual Science and the Secularization of Christian Marriage; 5 The "Hottentot Apron": Genital Aberration in the History of Sexual Science; PART TWO SCIENCE BY THE BOOK AND UNRULY APPROPRIATIONS; 6 Sexology in the Southwest: Law, Medicine, and Sexuality in Germany and Its Colonies; 7 Understanding R.D. Karve: Brahmacharya, Modernity, and the Appropriation of Global Sexual Science in Western India, 1927-1953. 8 The "Ellis Effect": Translating Sexual Science in Republican China, 1911-19499 Takahashi Tetsu and Popular Sexology in Early Postwar Japan, 1945-1970; 10 Mexican Sexology and Male Homosexuality: Genealogies and Global Contexts, 1860-1957; 11 The Science of Sexual Difference: Ogura Seizaburō, Hiratsuka Raichō, and the Intersection of Sexology and Feminism in Early-Twentieth-Century Japan; 12 Time for Sex: The Education of Desire and the Conduct of Childhood in Global/Hindu Sexology; PART THREE MOBILITY, TRAVEL, EXILE, AND THE CIRCUITS OF SEXOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE. 13 Latin Eugenics and Sexual Knowledge in Italy, Spain, and Argentina: International Networks across the Atlantic14 "Forms So Attenuated That They Merge into Normality Itself": Alexander Lipschütz, Gregorio Marañón, and Theories of Intersexuality in Chile, circa 1930; 15 "Tyranny of Orgasm": Global Governance of Sexuality from Bombay, 1930s-1950s; 16 Magnus Hirschfeld's Onnagata; 17 Agnes Smedley between Berlin, Bombay, and Beijing: Sexology, Communism, and National Independence; 18 The Limits of Transnationalism: The Case of Max Marcuse. Afterword: In the Shadow of Empire: The Words and Worlds of Sexual ScienceList of Contributors; Index.
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Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German, British, and American counterparts and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified ""Others"" became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field, A Global History of Sexual Science contends that actors outside of Europe--in Asia, Latin America, and Africa--became important interlocutors in deb.

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