The Making of the modern body : sexuality and society in the nineteenth century / edited by Catherine Gallagher and Thomas Laqueur.

[1987], ©1987
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Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, [1987], ©1987.

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xv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm


"Originally published as Representations, no. 14, Spring 1986"--T.p. verso.


Orgasm, generation, and the politics of reproductive biology / Thomas Laqueur -- Skeletons in the closet : the first illustrations of the female skeleton in eighteenth-century anatomy / Londa Schiebinger -- The body versus the social body in the works of Thomas Malthus and Henry Mayhew / Catherine Gallagher -- 'Cage aux folles' : sensation and gender in Wilkie Collins's 'The woman in white' / D.A. Miller -- "Scenes of an indelicate character" : the medical "Treatment" of victorian women / Mary Poovey -- Morality and the wooden spoon : Russian doctors view syphilis, social class, and sexual behavior, 1890-1905 / Laura Engelstein -- Commercial sexuality in nineteenth-century France : a system of images and regulations / Alain Corbin -- Catastrophic utopia : the feminine as allegory of the modern / Christine Buci-Glucksmann.

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Includes bibliographies and index.



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