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Genders and Sexualities in History

Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

Authors: Fisher, Kate, Toulalan, Sarah

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An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

About the authors

FERNANDA ALFIERI Researcher, the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Centre for Italo-Germanic Studies, Trento, Italy PETER CRYLE Professor of French and Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses, the University of Queensland, Australia LISA DOWNING Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality and Director of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe (CISSGE), the University of Exeter, UK KATE FISHER Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Exeter, UK FRANCISCO VÁZQUEZ GARCÍA Professor of Philosophy, the University of Cadiz, Spain MARGARETTA JOLLY Director, the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, the University of Sussex, UK JENNIFER JORDAN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Department of History, University of Plymouth, UK ALISON MOORE Postdoctoral Researcher, the University of Queensland, Australia ALISON ORAM Professor in Social and Cultural History, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK ELIZABETH STEPHENS ARC Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses, the University of Queensland, Australia SARAH TOULALAN Senior Lecturer in Medical History, the University of Exeter, UK ANDREW WELLS Teaching Fellow in the History of Ideas, the University of Edinburgh, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Toulalan, Sarah

    Pages 1-24

  • ‘That ere with Age, his strength Is utterly decay’d’: Understanding the Male Body in Early Modern Manhood

    Jordan, Jennifer

    Pages 27-48

  • Confusion Embodied: Epistemologies of Sex and Race in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49) and the Histoire naturelle (1749–1804)

    Wells, Andrew

    Pages 49-69

  • The Hermaphrodite, Fecundity and Military Efficiency: Dangerous Subjects in the Emerging Liberal Order of Nineteenth-Century Spain

    Cleminson, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 70-86

  • Touching Bodies: Tact/ility in Nineteenth-Century Medical Photographs and Models

    Stephens, Elizabeth

    Pages 87-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35412-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230354128
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28368-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32900-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 275
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