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Sexology in culture : labelling bodies and desires

Author: Lucy Bland; Laura L Doan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With Sexology in Culture, leading historians in a range of relevant fields have been brought together to examine the impact of key writings by sexologists on English-speaking culture from the 1880s to the early 1940s.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Bland; Laura L Doan
ISBN: 0745619827 9780745619828 0745619835 9780745619835 0226056678 9780226056678
OCLC Number: 40702490
Notes: Companion volume to: Sexology uncensored.
Description: ix, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Rita Felski --
Part 1 --
A Dangerous New Science: Transformations: Subjects, Categories and Cures in Krafft-Ebing's Sexology / Merl Storr ; It's What You Do With It That Counts: Interpretations of Otto Weininger / Judy Greenway ; The Hidden Romance of Sexual Science: Eugenics, the Nation and the Making of Modern Feminism / Carolyn Burdett ; Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body / Siobhan B. Somerville --
Part 2 --
Labelling Bodies: Symonds's History, Ellis's Heredity: Sexual Inversion / Joseph Bristow ; 'Educating the Eye': The Tattooed Prostitute / Jane Caplan ; Transsexuals and the Transsexologists: Inversion and the Emergence of Transsexual Subjectivity / Jay Prosser --
Part 3 --
Constructing Desires: Feminist Reconfigurations of Heterosexuality in the 1920's / Lesley A. Hall ; Sex, Love and the Homosexual Body in Early Sexology / Suzanne Raitt ; Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Freud and the State: Discourses of Homosexual Identity in Interwar Britain / Chris Waters --
Part 4 --
Cultural Perversions: Trial by Sexology?: Maud Allan, Salome and the 'Cult of the Clitoris' Case / Lucy Bland ; 'Acts of Female Indecency': Sexology's Intervention in Legislating Lesbianism / Laura Doan ; 'Sex is an Accident': Feminism, Science and the Radical Sexual Theory of Urania 1915-1940 / Alison Oram.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Bland and Laura Doan.

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aeo Sets out and assesses the work of famous sexologists as well as the cultural context and impact of their work. aeo Contributions from a range of scholars in different disciplines which gives the  Read more...

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