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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Awesome and entertaining read that helped guide my later BFA work at school. Lots of fascinating history and, as the title implies, humor. Read full review

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Awesome and entertaining read that helped guide my later BFA work at school. Lots of fascinating history and, as the title implies, humor. Read full review

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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