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A global history of sexual science, 1880-1960

Author: Veronika Fuechtner; Douglas E Haynes; Ryan M Jones
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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"Sex has no history, but sexual science does. During the late nineteenth century, people all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex must be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German and American counterparts, and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified "Others" became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Global history of sexual science, 1880-1960.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017016884
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veronika Fuechtner; Douglas E Haynes; Ryan M Jones
ISBN: 9780520293373 0520293371 9780520293397 0520293398
OCLC Number: 981118169
Description: xiii, 477 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : towards a global history of sexual science : movements, networks, and deployments / Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan Jones --
Global modernity and sexual science : the case of male homosexuality and female prostitution, 1880-1950 / Pablo Ben --
"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 / Kate Fisher and Jana Funke --
Westermarck's Morocco : sexology & the epistemic politics of cultural anthropology / Ralph Leck --
Monogamy's nature : global sexual science and the secularization of Christian marriage / Angie Willey --
The "Hottentot Apron" in the history of sexual science / Rebecca Hodes --
Sexology in the Southwest : law, medicine and sexuality in Germany and its colonies / Robert Deam Tobin --
Explaining R.D. Karve's philosophy of sexual science : women's reform, anti-Brahminism and debates over male sexuality in western India, 1925-1940 / Shrikant Botre and Douglas E. Haynes --
The "Ellis Effect" : translating sexual science in Republican China, 1911-1949 / Rachel Hui-Chi Hsu --
Takahashi Tetsu and popular sexology in early postwar Japan, 1945-1970 / Mark McLelland --
Mexican sexology and male homosexuality : genealogies and global contexts, 1860-1957 / Ryan Jones --
The science of sexual difference : Ogura Seizaburō, Hiratsuka Raichō, and the intersection of sexology and feminism in early twentieth-century Japan / Michiko Suzuki --
Time for sex : the education of desire and the conduct of childhood in global/Hindu sexology / Ishita Pande --
Latin eugenics and sexual knowledge in Italy, Spain and Argentina : international networks across the Atlantic / Chiara Beccalossi --
"Forms so attentuated that they merge into normality itself" : Alexander Lipschutz, Gregorio Marañón, and theories of intersexuality in Chile, c.1930 / Kurt MacMillan --
"Tyranny of orgasm" : global governance of sexuality from Bombay, 1930s-1950s / Sanjam Ahluwalia --
Magnus Hirschfeld's Onnagata / Rainer Herrn --
Agnes Smedley between Berlin, Bombay and Beijing : sexology, Communism and national independence / Veronika Fuechtner --
The limits of transnationalism : the case of Max Marcuse / Kristen Leng --
Afterword / Howard Chiang.
Responsibility: edited by Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones.

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"Sex has no history, but sexual science does. During the late nineteenth century, people all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex must be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German 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 a globalizing field where ideas were circulated through intellectual exchange, travel, and internationally produced and disseminated publications. Twenty scholars tackle specific issues, including prostitution and the criminalization of male homosexuality, to demonstrate how concepts and ideas introduced by sexual scientists gained currency throughout the modern world"--Provided by publisher.

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"Full of compelling critical observations and original historical insights, [A Global History of Sexual Science] makes an important addition to the histories of sex, science, and modernity." * Isis Read more...

 
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