Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 27, 2000 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Castration is a lively history of the meaning, function, and act of castration from its place in the early church to its secular reinvention in the Renaissance as a spiritualized form of masculinity in its 20th century position at the core of psychoanalysis.

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In ancient times, eunuchs were used as bedchamber attendants, as suggested by the Greek origin of the word (eunouchos, eun, "bed," + ouchos, a variant of chein, "to keep"). But throughout history in ... Read full review

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An objective view cannot in essence be conveyed by a woman, only In sexually stimulated fantisy. All women joke and giggle at the subject of testicular mutilation.That is normal.The
average woman talks and visualizes this on a fairly regular basis dealing with everyday life. Sigmond's penis envy theory. A woman doesn't go around inflicting pain to male genitalia. Any woman who was intent on male mutilation would be psycopathic.This subject usually starts and ends in the bedroom. I am glad we have come along way since Vlad the Impaler. also known as Vlad Dragula, play nice in the bedroom,screw each others brains out. Dr. Holt 

About the author (2000)

Gary Taylor is Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama. His books include Cultural Selection: Why Some Achievements Stand the Test of Time and Others Don't and Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History from the Restoration to the Present. He is the general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare.

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