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Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century par Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)

Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)

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Résumé

Karen Harvey provides a critique of the orthodoxy of recent work on sexual difference in the history of the body. She argues that eighteenth-century English erotic culture combined a distinctive mode of writing and reading in which the form of refinement was applied to the matter of sex.

Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century Résumé

Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)

Karen Harvey explores the construction of sexual difference and gender identity in eighteenth-century England. Using erotic texts and their illustrations, and rooting this evidence firmly in historical context, Harvey provides a thoroughgoing critique of the orthodoxy of work on sexual difference in the history of the body. She argues that eighteenth-century English erotic culture combined a distinctive mode of writing and reading in which the form of refinement was applied to the matter of sex. Erotic culture was male-centred and it was in this environment, Harvey argues, that men could enjoy both the bawdy, raucous, libidinous elements of the eighteenth century and the refined politeness for which the period is also renowned. This book makes a significant contribution to the history of masculinity and advocates an approach to change in gender history, one capable of capturing the processes of negotiation and contestation integral to cultural change.

Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century Avis

'... cogently argued, well researched, and accessible ... Harvey covers important new ground, and her perspective on erotic culture is fresh and smart. Her book is a valuable resource and a welcome contribution to the field of gender and sexuality studies.' Reviews in History

À propos de Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)

Karen Harvey is a Lecturer in Cultural History at the University of Sheffield. She is the editor of The Kiss in History (2004).

Sommaire

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Contexts; 2. Sexual difference; 3. Female bodies; 4. Male bodies; 5. Space; 6. Movement; 7. Pleasure; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR010162922
9780521055727
0521055725
Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture Karen Harvey (University of Sheffield)
Occasion - Très bon état
Broché
Cambridge University Press
2008-01-21
272
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