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TITLE INFORMATION


Editors: Sarah Toulalan and Kate Fisher

Title: The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

Subtitle: 1500 to the Present

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2013

Pages: 592pp.

Series: The Routledge Histories

ISBN-13: 9780415472371 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780203436868 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History | European History



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Editors:

Kate Fisher, Department of History, University of Exeter

Sarah Toulalan, Department of History, University of ExeterAcademia.edu

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 1)
Sarah Toulalan and Kate Fisher
  PART XII
Sexual violence and rape (p. 427)
  23 Sexual violence and rape in Europe, 1500-1750 (p. 429)
Garthine Walker
  24 Sexual violence since 1750 (p. 444)
Shani D'Cruze

Description:

»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. This book examines the current scholarship and looks towards future directions across the field.
The volume is divided into fourteen thematic chapters, which are split into two chronological sections 1500 – 1750 and 1750 to present day. Focusing on the history of sexuality and the body in the West but also interactions with a broader globe, these thematic chapters survey the major areas of debate and discussion. Covering themes such as science, identity, the gaze, courtship, reproduction, sexual violence and the importance of race, the volume offers a comprehensive view of the history of sex and the body. The book concludes with an afterword in which the reader is invited to consider some of the ‘tensions, problems and areas deserving further scrutiny’.« (Source: Routledge)

Reviews:

Freeland, Jane. Sexuality & Culture 19(1) (March 2015): 236-238. – Full Text: SpringerLink (Free Access)

Rivera, Gina. »Early Modern Sex and Its Theaters.« Eighteenth-Century Studies 48(3) (Spring 2015): 356-359. – Full Text: Project MUSE (Free Access)