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Genders and Sexualities in History

Frigidity

An Intellectual History

Authors: Cryle, P., Moore, A.

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This first major study of a curiously neglected term in the history of sexuality will intrigue students, scholars and enthusiasts alike. The authors take us through a journey across four centuries, showing how notions of sexual coldness and frigidity have been thought about by legal, medical, psychiatric, psychoanalytic and literary writers.

About the authors

PETER CRYLE is author of Geometry in the Boudoir (1996), The Telling of the Act (2002), and La Crise du plaisir, 1740-1830 (2003). He also co-edited Libertine Enlightenment with Lisa O'Connell (2004) and Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle (2008) with Christopher Forth.

ALISON MOORE is a Scholar of Modern European Intellectual History. She teaches and researches in International Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.She is the author of Sexual Myths of Modernity; Sadism, Masochism and Historical Teleology (2011).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Long History of a Pseudoscientific Object

    Cryle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Frigiditas and Impotentia

    Cryle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • Female Impotence in the Nineteenth Century

    Cryle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 37-66

  • Vaginismus

    Cryle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 67-99

  • The Late Nineteenth Century: A Multiplicity of Genres

    Cryle, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 100-131

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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-33813-9
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frigidity
Book Subtitle
An Intellectual History
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
978-0-230-33703-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230337039
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30345-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33813-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 317
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