Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present by Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan

By Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan

An exam of ways our bodies and sexualities were developed, categorized, represented, clinically determined, skilled and subverted from the 15th to the early twenty-first century. It attracts awareness to continuities in brooding about our bodies and intercourse: thought can have replaced, yet hi there however draw on older principles and language.

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10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 21 Bones: The Anatomy of Sexual Difference in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries’, Isis, 94, 274–99, pp. 276, 290. For a brief discussion of nineteenth-century use of humoral terms see Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier (2005) ‘Introduction: Parts, Wholes, and People’ in Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier (eds) Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality (Lanham, Maryland and Oxford: Lexington Books), pp. 3–4. Periodization is always a tricky issue.

212. 72. Downing, Chapter 11 below, p. 205. indd 25 9/23/2011 4:13:07 PM 1 ‘That ere with Age, his strength Is utterly decay’d’: Understanding the Male Body in Early Modern Manhood Jennifer Jordan The human body was a matter of debate during the early modern period. Ideas about how the body functioned, and about how it was comprised and differed according to each sex, were not agreed upon. In part, the blurred boundaries between science and religion caused problems for explaining human anatomy.

92–3. 12. For a more popularized account see Robert Underwood (1605) A New Anatomie Wherein the Body of Man is very fit and aptly compared: 1. To a household. 2. To a Cittie (London: William Jones).

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