Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud
By (author) Thomas Laqueur
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Making Sex by Thomas Laqueur
Book DescriptionTurning Freud's famous dictum around, Thomas Laqueur posits that destiny is anatomy. Sex, in other words, is an artifice and "Making Sex" tells the story of sex in the west from the ancients to the moderns. The reader cannot fail to recognize the players in Laqueur's story - the human sexual organs and pleasures, food, blood, semen, egg, sperm - but the reader will be amazed at the plots into which they have been woven by scientists, political activists, literary figures, and theorists of every discipline. The book looks at how our predecessors, including physicians and scientists, thought about anatomy and analyzes our ideas on gender.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674543553
(235mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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