Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present
Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 18, 2011 - History - 275 pages
An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.
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