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Sexology Uncensored : The Documents of Sexual Science

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Sexology Uncensored brings together, for the first time, many of the key documents of the modern science of sexuality that emerged in the late nineteenth century. The early pioneers of the new field of sexology examined and classified sexual behaviours, identities and relations. For years much of the material here has been "censored" - difficult to obtain, subject to restrictive circulation, or available only in medical archives. This volume offers readers access to the primary materials on which contemporary sexology is founded and, as such, it is an invaluable record for all those interested in how we have come to think about sex and sexuality over the last one hundred years. The extracts in Sociology Uncensored (which date from the 1880s to the 1940s) are organized thematically: gender and sexual difference; homosexualities; transsexuality and bisexuality; heterosexuality; marriage and sex manuals; reproductive control; eugenics; race; and other sexual proclivities. This book will be essential reading for researchers, teachers and students interested in the history and study of sex and of great interest to the general reader.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 157 x 236 x 26mm | 594g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745621120
  • 9780745621128

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"Sexology Uncensored brings together the crucial writings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that are the intellectual source from which many of our late twentieth--century notions about sex have sprung. These writings also reveal the terrible anxieties and intense fascinations about sex that our forefathers harbored and foisted on us. This is an intelligently --constructed collection that will be useful to the scholar and eye opening to the general reader." Lillian Faderman, California State University, Fresno and author of Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers "[A] helpful companion volume of extracts." The Times Literary Supplement "An impressive array of prominent researchers ... a remarkable selection of original documents illustrating the essays in Sexology in Culture -- though they are fascinating reading even in isolation ... Either of these books on its own adds considerably to our understanding of the production of knowledge about sexuality, reproduction and race; together they provide an excellent basis for the study of writing around sex." The Fawcett Library Newsletter "The reader gets a rich flavour of source material alongside incisive critical analysis; a productive combination for student, academic and general reader." The Times Higher Education Supplementshow more

About Lucy Bland

Lucy Bland is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies at the University of North London. Laura Doan is Professor of English at the State University of New York.show more

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Sexology Uncensored brings together, for the first time, many of the key documents of the modern science of sexuality that emerged in the late nineteenth century. The early pioneers of the new field of sexology examined and classified sexual behaviours, identities and relations. For years much of the material here has been "censored" - difficult to obtain, subject to restrictive circulation, or available only in medical archives. This volume offers readers access to the primary materials on which contemporary sexology is founded and, as such, it is an invaluable record for all those interested in how we have come to think about sex and sexuality over the last one hundred years. The extracts in Sociology Uncensored (which date from the 1880s to the 1940s) are organized thematically: gender and sexual difference; homosexualities; transsexuality and bisexuality; heterosexuality; marriage and sex manuals; reproductive control; eugenics; race; and other sexual proclivities. This book will be essential reading for researchers, teachers and students interested in the history and study of sex and of great interest to the general reader.show more

Table of contents

Editor's Note. Acknowledgements. General Introduction: Lucy Bland and Laura Doan. Part I: Gender and Sexual Difference: . Introduction by Lucy Bland. 1. The Evolution of Sex (1889): Patrick Geddes and J. Arthur Thomson. 2. The Criminal (1890): Havelock Ellis. 3. The Female Offender (1893): Cesare Lombroso and Guglielmo Ferrero. 4. Man and Woman (1894): Havelock Ellis. 5. Sex and Character (1903): Otto Weininger. 6. The Sexual Question (1906): August Forel. 7. The Sexual Life of Our Time (1907): Iwan Bloch. 8. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. I: The Evolution of Modesty, The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity, Auto-Eroticism (1899): Havelock Ellis. 9. Problems of the Sexes (1913): Jean Finot. Part II: Homosexualities:. Introduction: Laura Doan and Chris Waters. 10. Psychopathia Sexualis (1886): Richard von Krafft-Ebing. 11. The Intermediate Sex (1896): Edward Carpenter. 12. Editorial on the publication of Havelock Ellis's Sexual Inversion: The Lancet. 13. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. II: Sexual Inversion: Havelock Ellis. 14. Sex and Character (1903): Otto Weininger. 15. 'Homosexuality' (1921): C. Stanford Read. 16. 'Studies in Feminine Inversion' (1923): F. W. Stella Browne. 17. 'A Case of Homosexual Inversion' (1927): T. A. Ross. 18. Report on the Psychological Treatment of Crime (1939): W. Norwood East and W. H. de B. Hubert. Part III: Transsexuality and Bisexuality: . Introduction: Jay Prosser and Merl Storr. 19. Psychopathia Sexualis (1886): Richard von Krafft-Ebing. 20. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. II: Sexual Inversion (1897): Havelock Ellis. 21. Transvestites (1910): Magnus Hirschfeld. Part IV: Heterosexuality, Marriage and Sex Manuals: . Introduction: Lesley Hall. 22. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. III: The Analysis of the Sexual Impulse (1903): Havelock Ellis. 23. Married Love (1918): Marie Stopes. 24. Men, Women and God (1923): A. Herbert Gray. 25. Hypatia or Woman and Knowledge (1925): Dora Russell. 26. Ideal Marriage (1928): Theodore Van de Velde. 27. The Sex Factor in Marriage (1930): Helena Wright. Part V: Reproductive Control: . Introduction: Lesley Hall. 28. The Problem of Race-Regeneration (1911): Havelock Ellis. 29. A Letter to Working Mothers (1919): Marie Stopes. 30. Men, Women and God (1923): A. Herbert Gray. 31. Parenthood: Design or Accident? (1928): Michael Fielding. 32. Comments on Birth Control (1930): Naomi Mitchison. 33. The Right to Abortion (1935): F. W. Stella Browne. 34. The Case Against Legalised Abortion (1935): A. M. Ludovici. Part VI: Eugenics: . Introduction: Carolyn Burdett. 35. The Sexual Question (1906): August Forel. 36. The Scope and Importance to the State of the Science of National Eugenics (1909): Karl Pearson. 37. The Family and the Nation (1909): W. C. D. Whetham and C. D. Whetham. 38. Woman and Labour (1911): Olive Schreiner. 39. The Problem of Practical Eugenics (1912): Karl Pearson. 40. The Task of Social Hygiene (1912): Havelock Ellis. 41. The Eugenic Prospect (1921): C. W. Saleeby. 42. Notes of the Quarter [on Nazism]: The Eugenics Review. 43. Eutelegenesis: Herbert Brewer. 44. Eugenics and Society: Julian Huxley. Part VII: Race: . Introduction: Siobhan Somerville. 45. The Stotadic Zone 91886): Sir Richard Burton. 46. Psychopathia Sexualis (1886): Richard von Krafft-Ebing. 47. The Female Offender (1893): Cesare Lombroso and Guglielmo Ferrero. 48. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. II: Sexual Inversion (1897): Havelock Ellis. 49. Sexual Inversion Among Primitive Races: C. G. Seligmann. 50. Sex and Character (1903): Otto Weininger. 51. The Sexual Question (1906): August Forel. 52. A Perversion Not Commonly Noted: Margaret Otis. 53. Men and Women (1933): Magnus Hirschfeld. 54. Racism (1938): Magnus Hirschfeld. Part VIII: Other Sexual Proclivities:. Introduction: Lesley Hall. 55. Psychopathia Sexualis (1886): Richard von Krafft-Ebing. 56. The Female Offender (1893): Cesare Lombroso and Guglielmo Ferrero. 57. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. I: The Evolution of Modesty, The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity, Auto-Eroticism 91900): Havelock Ellis. 58. The Sexual Life of Our Time (1907): Iwan Bloch. 59. Studies in thePsychology of Sex (1910): Havelock Ellis. 60. Sadism and Masochism (1924): Wilhelm Stekel. 61. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, vol. VII: Eonism (1928): Havelock Ellis. 62. Sexual Anomalies and Perversions (1936): Magnus Hirschfeld.show more

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