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Menstruation
A Cultural History
Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie
 
 
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ContentsAuthors

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Introduction: 'Talking your body's language': The Menstrual Materialisation of Sexed Ontology; A.Shail & G.Howie
PART 1: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
Menses in the Corpus Hippocraticum; L.Arata
Menstruation in Aristotle's Concept of the Person; G.Hiltmann
The Art and Science of Menstrual Balancing in Early Medieval China; S.Wilms
Flowers, Poisons and Men: Menstruation in Medieval Western Europe; M.H.Green
The Secrets of Women (c. 1300): A Medieval Perspective on Menstruation; B.Bildhauer
Menstrual Knowledge and Medical Practice in Early Modern France, c. 1555-1761; C.McClive
Menstruation and Sexual Difference in Early Modern Medicine; M.Stolberg
'I believe it to be a case depending on menstruation': Madness and Menstrual Taboo in British Medical Practice, c. 1840-1930; J-M.Strange
Embryological and Agricultural Constructions of the Menstrual Cycle, 1890-1910; H.Blackman
Of Sex, Nationalities and Populations: The Construction of Menstruation as a Patho-Physiology; Z.Meghani
PART 2: MYTH AND CULTURE
Menstrual Misogyny and Taboo: The Medusa, Vampire and the Female Stigmatic; M.Mulvey-Roberts
The Swan Maiden's Flight Over Time: Rituals, Fairytales and Matriarchy; J.K.Thomas
Menstruating Women/Menstruating Goddesses: Sites of Sacred Power in South India; D.E.Jenett
Medieval Responsa Literature On Niddah: Perpetuations of Notions of Tumah; H.Ner-David
'Let Him Pass for a Man': The Myth of Jewish Male Menstruation in The Merchant of Venice; A.M.Balizet
A Menstrual Lesson for Girls: Maria Edgeworth's "The Purple Jar"; H.Robbins
'A rag and a bone and a hank of hair': The Menstrual Background of "the Vampire"; A.Shail
Masking Menstruation: The Emergence of Menstrual Hygiene Products in the United States; S.L.Vostral
Blood, Laughter and the Medusa: The Gothic Heroine as Menstrual Monster; R.Munford
PART 3: APPENDIX
A Guide to Bibliographical and Archival Resources for the Study of the History of Menstruation; A.Shail
Index


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
Introduction: 'Talking your body's language': The Menstrual Materialisation of Sexed Ontology; A.Shail & G.Howie
PART 1: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
Menses in the Corpus Hippocraticum; L.Arata
Menstruation in Aristotle's Concept of the Person; G.Hiltmann
The Art and Science of Menstrual Balancing in Early Medieval China; S.Wilms
Flowers, Poisons and Men: Menstruation in Medieval Western Europe; M.H.Green
The Secrets of Women (c. 1300): A Medieval Perspective on Menstruation; B.Bildhauer
Menstrual Knowledge and Medical Practice in Early Modern France, c. 1555-1761; C.McClive
Menstruation and Sexual Difference in Early Modern Medicine; M.Stolberg
'I believe it to be a case depending on menstruation': Madness and Menstrual Taboo in British Medical Practice, c. 1840-1930; J-M.Strange
Embryological and Agricultural Constructions of the Menstrual Cycle, 1890-1910; H.Blackman
Of Sex, Nationalities and Populations: The Construction of Menstruation as a Patho-Physiology; Z.Meghani
PART 2: MYTH AND CULTURE
Menstrual Misogyny and Taboo: The Medusa, Vampire and the Female Stigmatic; M.Mulvey-Roberts
The Swan Maiden's Flight Over Time: Rituals, Fairytales and Matriarchy; J.K.Thomas
Menstruating Women/Menstruating Goddesses: Sites of Sacred Power in South India; D.E.Jenett
Medieval Responsa Literature On Niddah: Perpetuations of Notions of Tumah; H.Ner-David
'Let Him Pass for a Man': The Myth of Jewish Male Menstruation in The Merchant of Venice; A.M.Balizet
A Menstrual Lesson for Girls: Maria Edgeworth's "The Purple Jar"; H.Robbins
'A rag and a bone and a hank of hair': The Menstrual Background of "the Vampire"; A.Shail
Masking Menstruation: The Emergence of Menstrual Hygiene Products in the United States; S.L.Vostral
Blood, Laughter and the Medusa: The Gothic Heroine as Menstrual Monster; R.Munford
PART 3: APPENDIX
A Guide to Bibliographical and Archival Resources for the Study of the History of Menstruation; A.Shail
Index


Authors

ANDREW SHAIL is Lecturer in Film at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK. He has published on male feminism in Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration (2004) and on the cinematic body in The Matrix Trilogy: Cyberpunk Reloaded (2005).

GILLIAN HOWIE is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK, and Director of the Institute for Feminist Theory and Research. She is author of Deleuze and Spinoza: Aura of Expressionism (2002), editor of Critical Quarterly's special issue on higher education (2005), editor of Women: A Cultural Review's special issue on gender and philosophy (2003). She is also co-editor of Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education (2001) and Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration (2004).







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