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The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

1500 to the Present

Edited by: Sarah Toulalan , Kate Fisher

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415472371
eBook ISBN: 9780203436868
Adobe ISBN: 9781136744280

10.4324/9780203436868
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Book description

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book examines the current scholarship and looks towards future directions across the field.

The volume is divided into fourteen thematic chapters, which are split into two chronological sections 1500 – 1750 and 1750 to present day. Focusing on the history of sexuality and the body in the West but also interactions with a broader globe, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. Covering themes such as science, identity, the gaze, courtship, reproduction, sexual violence and the importance of race, the volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sex and the body. The book concludes with an afterword in which the reader is invited to consider some of the ‘tensions, problems and areas deserving further scrutiny’.

Including contributors renowned in their field of expertise, this ground-breaking collection is essential reading for all those interested in the history of sexuality and the body.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Good, the Bad, and the Textual Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Approaches to the History of Sexuality Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Medical Understandings of the Body, c.1500–1750  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Medical Understandings of the Body Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Examining the Body, c. 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Examining the Body Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  7:  From Age to Gender, c. 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  (De-)Constructing Sexual Kinds Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  From the Cradle to the Grave Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Exposing, Adorning, and Dressing the Body in the Modern Era Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Erotic Representation, 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Looking at Sex Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Knowledge and Experience, c. 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Knowledge and Experience Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘Age to Great, or to Little, Doeth let Conception’  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Fairy Tales of Fertility Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Courtship and Marriage, c. 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Marriage and Companionate Ideals Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Reproduction, c. 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Reproduction Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Body of the Prostitute Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Prostitution from 1800 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sexual Violence and Rape in Europe, 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sexual Violence Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘The Venereal Disease’, 1500–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sexual Diseases Since 1750 Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Western Encounters with Sex and Bodies in Non-European Cultures, 1500–1750 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘The Roots that Clutch’ Download PDF
Select_Bibliography Download PDF
Afterword_On_Compulsory_Sexuality Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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