Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890

Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890

by J. Peakman (Editor)

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Overview

A fascinatingglimpse into thehistory of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, 'effeminate' men and 'masculinized' women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349363971
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/30/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 291
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

SANDRA ADAMS former Assistant Professor in English at Macau University, People's Republic of China
JENNIFER FRANGOS is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-century British literature, the University of Missouri, USA
REBECCA E MAY Doctoral Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
BECKY MCLAUGHLIN Associate Professor of English, the University of South Alabama, USA
JENNIE MILLS Associate Lecturer, the Open University, UK
MARILYN MORRIS Associate Professor of History, the University of North Texas, USA
PASHMINA MURTHY Doctoral graduate in Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, USA
JULIE PEAKMAN Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
JENNIE SKIPP Postgraduate Tutor, University of Leeds, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes onContributors Preface; J.Peakman Introduction part I:What is Sexual Perversion?; J.Peakman Introduction part II: Sexual Perversion Pre-Sexology; J.Peakman Staging Perversion: The Restoration's Sexual Allegory of (un) Civil War; B.McLaughlin Objects, Desire, Identity and Eros in the Writings of Lord Hervey and Charlotte Charke; M.Morris The Woman in Man's Clothes and the Pleasures of Delarivier Manley's "New Cabal"; J.Frangos The Hostile Gaze: Perverting the Female Form, 1688-1800; J.Skipp Rape and the Construction of Female Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century; J.Mills Morbid Parts: Gender, Violence and the Necro-Gaze; R.E.May Nuns, Monks and Sexual Perversion in the Church; D.Peschier Tropics of Sexuality: Sexual Excesses and Oriental Vices' in the British Raj; P.Murthy Chinese Sexuality and the Bound Foot; S.Adams

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