Making Sex

Making Sex

History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.

Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674543556

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Categories: Psychology

The Making of the Modern Body

The Making of the Modern Body

The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights.

Author: Catherine Gallagher

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059611

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 658

Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history. Not only has it been perceived, interpreted, and represented differently in different epochs, but it has also been lived differently, brought into being within widely dissimilar material cultures, subjected to various technologies and means of control, and incorporated into different rhythms of production and consumption, pleasure and pain. The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights. They belong to a new historical endeavor that derives partly from the crossing of historical with anthropological investigations, partly from social historians' deepening interest in culture, partly from the thematization of the body in modern philosophy (especially phenomenology), and partly from the emphasis on gender, sexuality, and women's history that large numbers of feminist scholars have brought to all disciplines.
Categories: History

A Global History of Sexuality

A Global History of Sexuality

Grounded in the latest research on the history of sexuality in the modern world, and using specific case studies to illuminate broader trends, the book is written in an accessible style suitable for general readers, including undergraduate ...

Author: Robert M. Buffington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118525890

Category: History

Page: 296

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A Global History of Sexuality provides a provocative,wide-ranging introduction to the history of sexuality from the lateeighteenth century to the present day. Explores what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives ofindividuals over the last 200 years Organized around four major themes: the formation of sexualidentity, the regulation of sexuality by societal norms, theregulation of sexuality by institutions, and the intersection ofsexuality with globalization Examines the topic from a comparative, global perspective, withwell-chosen case studies to illuminate the broader themes Includes interdisciplinary contributions from prominenthistorians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality studiesscholars Introduces important theoretical concepts in a clear,accessible way
Categories: History

Nature s Body

Nature s Body

Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1995 "Schiebinger lays bare the cultural narratives that mix so easily with science.

Author: Londa L. Schiebinger

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081353531X

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 789

Winner of the Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1995 "Schiebinger lays bare the cultural narratives that mix so easily with science. They are at the same time hilarious and eerie, silly and profoundly disturbing. Schiebinger is brilliant in showing how tales of gender and race are told in other guises."--Thomas Laqueur, author of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud "[Nature's Body] is so wonderfully humorous and is done with such careful attention to detail, the reader cannot help but see the profound implications of the history of science for modern science. Indispensable for all anthropologists, historians, philosophers, and practitioners of science."--Emily Martin, author of The Woman in the Body Eighteenth-century natural historians created a peculiar, and peculiarly durable, vision of nature--one that embodied the sexual and racial tensions of that era. When plants were found to reproduce sexually, eighteenth-century botanists ascribed to them passionate relations, polyandrous marriages, and suicidal incest, and accounts of steamy plant sex began to infiltrate the botanical literature of the day. Naturalists also turned their attention to the great apes just becoming known to eighteenth-century Europeans, clothing the females in silk vestments and training them to sip tea with the modest demeanor of English matrons, while imagining the males of the species fully capable of ravishing women. Written with humor and meticulous detail, Nature's Body draws on these and other examples to uncover the ways in which assumptions about gender, sex, and race have shaped scientific explanations of nature. Schiebinger offers a rich cultural history of science and a timely and passionate argument that science must be restructured in order to get it right.
Categories: Medical

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History

... of Chartres: Making History through Liturgyand the Arts. New Haven,CT:
YaleUniversity Press, 2010. FaustoSterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender
Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. New York: BasicBooks, 2000. Fenster,
Thelma.

Author: Professor Teresa Berger

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481492

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender history, understood as attending not only to the historically prominent binary of "men" and "women" but to all gender identities, including inter-sexed persons, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly men. Demonstrating what a gender-attentive inquiry is able to achieve, Berger explores both traditional fundamentals such as liturgical space and eucharistic practice and also new ways of studying the past, for example by asking about the developing link between liturgical presiding and priestly masculinity. Drawing on historical case studies and focusing particularly on the early centuries of Christian worship, this book ultimately aims at the present by lifting a veil on liturgy's past to allow for a richly diverse notion of gender differences as these continue to shape liturgical life.
Categories: Religion

Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World

Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World

This volume provides essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, tracing the debates from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.

Author: Laura K. McClure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470755532

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 776

Categories: History

Transgender Warriors

Transgender Warriors

A copiously illustrated survey of historical and contemporary figures who have resisted the gender conventions of their day, from the Welsh peasants who cross-dressed to protest taxes to today's transsexual parents.

Author: Leslie Feinberg

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018451794

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 687

A copiously illustrated survey of historical and contemporary figures who have resisted the gender conventions of their day, from the Welsh peasants who cross-dressed to protest taxes to today's transsexual parents.
Categories: Social Science

Histories of Sexuality

Histories of Sexuality

MAKING. HETEROSEXUALITY. The eighteenth century carries large burdens.
Phrases such as age of revolutions, ... such as Richard Godbeer, Edward Shorter
and Randolph Trumbach have added sexual revolution and gender revolution to
 ...

Author: Stephen Garton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317489023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 728

This book presents the first assessment of one of the most rapidly expanding fields of research: the history of sexuality. From the early efforts of historians to work out a model for sexual history, to the extraordinary impact of French philosopher Michel Foucault, to the vigorous debates about essentialism and social constructionism, to the emergence of contemporary debates about historicism, queer theory, embodiment, gender and cultural history - we now have vast and diverse historical scholarship on sex and sexuality. 'Histories of Sexuality' highlights the key historical moments and issues: pederasty and cultures of male passivity in ancient Greece and Rome; the impact of early Christianity and ideals of renunciation on the sexual cultures of late antiquity; the sustained existence of homosexual cultures in medieval and renaissance Europe; the "invention" of homosexuality and heterosexuality in eighteenth century Europe and America; the truth behind Victorian sexual repression; the work of reformers and scientists such as Havelock Ellis, Marie Stopes, Stella Browne, Margaret Sanger, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
Categories: Philosophy

Telling Stories Making Histories

Telling Stories  Making Histories

ordinarily used to frame Hausa conversations and discourses on sex and gender,
women and marriage into written words that recorded the voices and opinions of
women. WIVES AND MARRIAGE: MEN TELL THEIR STORIES Men's problems ...

Author: Mary Wren Bivins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

View: 642

Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament Gender and Sexuality

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament  Gender  and Sexuality

Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press. Marchal, Joseph A. 2011. “'Making History' Queerly:
Touches across Time through a Biblical Behind.” BibInt 19:373–395. Martin, Dale
B. 1995 ...

Author: Benjamin H. Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190213404

Category: Bibles

Page: 640

View: 408

Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.
Categories: Bibles

The Gender sexuality Reader

The Gender sexuality Reader

Culture, History, Political Economy Roger N. Lancaster, Micaela Di Leonardo ...
His books include Sexual Politics , Sexual Communities : the Making of a
Homosexual Minority in the United States , 1940 – 1970 ( Chicago , 1983 ) ;
Making ...

Author: Roger N. Lancaster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415910056

Category: Social Science

Page: 574

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Textbook on gender.
Categories: Social Science

Desire

Desire

Drawing on a rich array of sources including poetry, novels, pornography and film as well as court records, autobiographies and personal letters, this volume integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, andexploresthe ...

Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415775175

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 589

'... the rich range of historical information that Clark weaves into her chapters... makes this ambitious overview of sex in Europe a highly accessible and successful endeavour.' - Times Higher Education Supplement 'Provides a valuable overview of the history of sexuality in Europe since classical antiquity, synthesising as it does a mass of studies of specific regions and periods which have appeared during the last two decades.' Lesley Hall, Wellcome Library, UK Desire: A History of European Sexuality is a sweeping survey of sexuality in Europe from the Greeks to the present day. It traces two concepts of sexual desire that have competed in European history: desire as dangerous, polluting, and disorderly; and desire as creative, transcendent, even revolutionary. This book follows these changing attitudes toward sexuality through the major turning points of European history. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book contains many fascinating anecdotes drawing on a rich array of sources including poetry, novels, pornography and film as well as court records, autobiographies and personal letters. While Anna Clark builds on the work of dozens of historians, she also takes a fresh approach and introduces the concepts of twilight moments and sexual economies. Desire integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, and focuses on the emotions of love as well as the passions of lust, the politics of sex as well as the personal experiences.
Categories: History

Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality

Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality

The book—which is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studies—presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the ...

Author: Kathy Lee Peiss

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111966649

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 516

View: 310

The book—which is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studies—presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Environmental Risks and the Media

Environmental Risks and the Media

His most recent work is focusing on museums and the heritage industy, and he is
currently working on a book, Making Histories of Sexuality and Gender (Cassell).
M.Mark Miller is Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of ...

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134610921

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 401

Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?
Categories: Social Science

Culture Society and Sexuality

Culture  Society and Sexuality

This work offers an introduction to the central debates in sexuality research. Among the issues examined are the social and cultural dimensions of sex, human sexuality and sex research.

Author: Richard Guy Parker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857288114

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 194

Since the beginnings of time, people have been interested in sex - the form it takes, the pleasure it can give, the circumstances in which it occurs, and what it means - both for the individuals concerned and to society more generally. Often seen as a synonym for love, sometimes as an expression of power, and infrequently as a means of exploitation and abuse, sex is a complex and multi-faceted aspect of human behaviour that has been written about by numerous writers and theorists worldwide. This book offers an introduction to the central debates in sexuality research. Among the issues examined are the social and cultural dimensions of sex, human sexuality and sex research. It will be of use to students of sociology, cultural studies, and health and behavioural studies.
Categories: Social Science

Alternative Histories of the Self

Alternative Histories of the Self

This is a highly innovative study that will be of interest to intellectual historians of modern Britain and Europe, as well as historians of gender and sexuality.

Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350030633

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 707

Alternative Histories of the Self investigates how people re-imagined the idea of the unique self in the period from 1762 to 1917. Some used the notion of the unique self to justify their gender and sexual transgression, but others rejected the notion of the unique self and instead demanded the sacrifice of the self for the good of society. The substantial introductory chapter places these themes in the cultural context of the long nineteenth century, but the book as a whole represents an alternative method for studying the self. Instead of focusing on the thoughts of great thinkers, this book explores how five unusual individuals twisted conventional ideas of the self as they interpreted their own lives. These subjects include: * The Chevalièr/e d'Eon, a renegade diplomat who was outed as a woman * Anne Lister, who wrote coded diaries about her attraction to women * Richard Johnson, who secretly criticized the empire that he served * James Hinton, a Victorian doctor who publicly advocated philanthropy and privately supported polygamy * Edith Ellis, a socialist lesbian who celebrated the 'abnormal' These five case studies are skilfully used to explore how the notion of the unique individual was used to make sense of sexual or gender non-conformity. Yet this queer reading will go beyond same-sex desire to analyse the issue of secrets and privacy; for instance, what stigma did men who practiced or advocated unconventional relationships with women incur? Finally, Clark ties these unusual lives to the wider questions of ethics and social justice: did those who questioned sexual conventions challenge political traditions as well? This is a highly innovative study that will be of interest to intellectual historians of modern Britain and Europe, as well as historians of gender and sexuality.
Categories: History

The Struggle for the Breeches

The Struggle for the Breeches

Winner of the British Council Prize in the Humanities of the North American Conference on British Studies, Clark's study demolishes the myth of domestic bliss before industrialism and dissects the shifting politics of working class culture.

Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520208838

Category: History

Page: 416

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Winner of the British Council Prize in the Humanities of the North American Conference on British Studies, Clark's study demolishes the myth of domestic bliss before industrialism and dissects the shifting politics of working class culture.
Categories: History

Gender in History

Gender in History

More general analyses of the roleof genderin science historically include Thomas
Laqueur, Making Sex: Body and Gender fromthe Greeks toFreud (Cambridge,
MA: Harvard University Press, 1990); David Noble, AWorld without Women: ...

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351729

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 378

Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge,
1990. Califia, Pat. Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism. San Francisco:
Cleis Press, 1997. Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: Making History from ...

Author: George Haggerty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135585136

Category: Reference

Page: 986

View: 485

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Reference

Third Sex Third Gender

Third Sex  Third Gender

These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history.

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt

Publisher:

ISBN: 0942299825

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

View: 735

In the 1990s, questions of sex roles and individual identity have taken a central position in intellectual debates. These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history. They propose a new role for the study of alternative sex and gender systems in cultural science, as a means of critiquing thinking that privileges standard male/female gender distinctions and rejects the natural basis of other forms of sexuality. Distributed for Zone Books
Categories: Social Science