The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to Present

Editors: Toulalan, Sarah and Fisher, Kate
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 978-0-415-47237-1
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of illustrations
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction - SARAH TOULALAN AND KATE FISHER
  • PART I Studying the body and sexuality
  • 1 The good, the bad, and the textual: approaches to the study of the body and sexuality, 1500–1750 - KATHERINE CRAWFORD
  • 2 Approaches to the history of sexuality since 1750 - HARRY G. COCKS
  • PART II Sexual science and the medical understandings of the body
  • 3 Medical understandings of the body, c. 1500–1750 - LAUREN KASSELL
  • 4 Medical understandings of the body: 1750 to the present - RICHARD CLEMINSON
  • PART III Examining the body: science, technology and the exploration of the body
  • 5 Examining the body, c. 1500–1750 - MICHAEL STOLBERG
  • 6 Examining the body since 1750 - MALCOLM NICOLSON
  • PART IV Body and mind: sexuality and identity
  • 7 From age to gender, c. 1500–1750: from the adolescent male to the adult effeminate body - RANDOLPH TRUMBACH
  • 8 (De-)constructing sexual kinds since 1750 - IVAN CROZIER
  • PART V Clothing and nakedness
  • 9 From the cradle to the grave: clothing the early modern body - SUSAN VINCENT
  • 10 Exposing, adorning, and dressing the body in the modern era - PAUL R. DESLANDES
  • PART VI Pornography and erotica
  • 11 Erotic representation, 1500–1750 - IAN FREDERICK MOULTON
  • 12 Looking at sex: pornography and erotica since 1750 - LISA Z. SIGEL
  • PART VII Knowledge and experience
  • 13 Knowledge and experience, c. 1500–1750 - LAURA GOWING
  • 14 Knowledge and experience: from 1750 to the 1960s - TANYA EVANS
  • PART VIII Life cycles
  • 15 ‘Age to great, or to little, doeth let conception’: bodies, sex and the life cycle, 1500–1750 - SARAH TOULALAN
  • 16 Fairy tales of fertility: bodies, sex and the life cycle, c. 1750–2000 - JULIE-MARIE STRANGE
  • PART IX Courtship and marriage
  • 17 Courtship and marriage, c. 1500–1750 - MARTIN INGRAM
  • 18 Marriage and companionate ideals since 1750 - KATE FISHER
  • PART X Reproduction
  • 19 Reproduction, c. 1500–1750 - LIANNE MCTAVISH
  • 20 Reproduction since 1750 - HELEN BLACKMAN
  • PART XI Prostitution
  • 21 The body of the prostitute: medieval to modern - KATHRYN NORBERG
  • 22 Prostitution from 1800 - MARIA LUDDY
  • PART XII Sexual violence and rape
  • 23 Sexual violence and rape in Europe, 1500–1750 - GARTHINE WALKER
  • 24 Sexual violence since 1750 - SHANI D'CRUZE
  • PART XIII Sexual disease
  • 25 ‘The venereal disease’, 1500–1800 - KEVIN SIENA
  • 26 Sexual diseases since 1750 - LESLEY A. HALL
  • PART XIV Bodies, sex and race
  • 27 Western encounters with sex and bodies in non-European cultures, 1500–1750 - JONATHAN BURTON
  • 28 ‘The roots that clutch’: bodies, sex and race since 1750 - ANTOINETTE BURTON
  • Afterword: On ‘compulsory sexuality’, sexualization, and history - LISA DOWNING
  • Select bibliography