The Sex Doll: A History

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McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, Jun 30, 2010 - Social Science - 236 pages
This scholarly study of the centuries-long history of fornicatory dolls examines the enduring obsession with creating an idealized, silent female sexual object and the manifestations of this desire through the ages in mythology, literature, art, philosophy and science. This particular sexual impulse has been expressed in a great variety of forms such as statues, mannequins, sex dolls, and gynoids (robots). In particular this study focuses on the evolution of the sex doll through its original incarnation as a sack cloth effigy, through the marketing of inflatable dolls, to the current elaborate cyber-technology figures, in an attempt to discover the hidden drives and desires which fuel this ongoing fantasy of creating a perfect, powerless, silent partner.

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Ferguson, Anthony. The Sex Doll : A History. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2010. Print. Contents: Preface Introduction 1 The origin of the species 2 She ain't heavy, she's just rubber 3 The great ... Read full review

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Like many a thesis, this one is not always an easy read. The author is exploring a topic that is fairly recent, coming largely into existence with the development of plastics. Several chapters are ... Read full review

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A member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, Anthony Ferguson is a government project officer in Western Australia.

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