Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

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Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 18, 2011 - History - 275 pages
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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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Contents

Bodies and Difference
25
Bodies Sex and Desire
130
Bibliography
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FERNANDA ALFIERI Researcher, the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Centre for Italo-Germanic Studies, Trento, Italy PETER CRYLE Professor of French and Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses, the University of Queensland, Australia LISA DOWNING Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality and Director of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe (CISSGE), the University of Exeter, UK KATE FISHER Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Exeter, UK FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ GARCIA Professor of Philosophy, the University of Cadiz, Spain MARGARETTA JOLLY Director, the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, the University of Sussex, UK JENNIFER JORDAN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Department of History, University of Plymouth, UK ALISON MOORE Postdoctoral Researcher, the University of Queensland, Australia ALISON ORAM Professor in Social and Cultural History, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK ELIZABETH STEPHENS ARC Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses, the University of Queensland, Australia SARAH TOULALAN Senior Lecturer in Medical History, the University of Exeter, UK ANDREW WELLS Teaching Fellow in the History of Ideas, the University of Edinburgh, UK

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