Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine Between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1993 - Social Science - 207 pages
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In six interdisciplinary and wide-ranging essays, Ludmilla Jordanova analyzes scientific and medical representations of gender in advertising, paintings, film, literature, sculpture, wax anatomical models, and professional and popular writing about the biological and medical sciences during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She demonstrates that gender as metaphor has had an exceptionally vigorous life in the history of natural knowledge.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
an historical perspective
19
Body image and sex roles
43
Gender as a cosmic metaphor
66
Nature unveiling before science
87
Science machines and gender
111
Medical images of the female body
134
Afterword
160
Bibliography
186
Index
203
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Ludmilla Jordanova is professor of history at the University of Essex. She is the editor of Languages of Nature and has coedited and contributed to many books, including Women in Society and The Enlightenment and Its Shadows.

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