The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to the by Sarah Toulalan,Kate Fisher

By Sarah Toulalan,Kate Fisher

The Routledge historical past of intercourse and the Body offers an summary of the most subject matters surrounding the historical past of sexuality from 1500 to the current day. The background of intercourse and the physique is an increasing box within which vivid debate on, for example, the background of homosexuality, is constructing. This ebook examines the present scholarship and appears in the direction of destiny instructions around the box.

The quantity is split into fourteen thematic chapters, that are break up into chronological sections 1500 – 1750 and 1750 to provide day. concentrating on the heritage of sexuality and the physique within the West but additionally interactions with a broader globe, those thematic chapters survey the key components of dialogue and dialogue. masking topics reminiscent of technology, identification, the gaze, courtship, copy, sexual violence and the significance of race, the amount bargains a finished view of the heritage of intercourse and the physique. The ebook concludes with an afterword within which the reader is invited to think about the various ‘tensions, difficulties and parts deserving extra scrutiny’.

Including members popular of their box of craftsmanship, this ground-breaking assortment is key studying for all these drawn to the historical past of sexuality and the body.

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