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    English literary sexology: translations of inversion, 1860-1930

    Bauer, Heike (2009) English literary sexology: translations of inversion, 1860-1930. Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230221635.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: English Literary Sexology explores how sexology - the structured theorisation of sex - emerged and was transmitted across linguistic and disciplinary boundaries between the 1860s and the 1930s. If sexology first evolved in German-speaking scientific contexts, then how did it migrate across Europe and North America? To what extent did English sexology distinguish itself from its European counterparts and why did British culture prove increasingly responsive to sexual ideas? How did women contribute to a discourse that from the outset was so heavily dominated by male experts and lay readers? Bauer provides the first sustained examination of how the German sexological ideas found their way into English culture. The book re-examines well-known figures including Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Havelock Ellis, Olive Schreiner and Sarah Grand alongside some of their less frequently studied contemporaries such as Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and Edith Ellis. Bauer's study expands our understanding of the European scientia sexualis by showing that alongside the continental sciences of sex existed a distinct English literary sexology.

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    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Extracts from some reviews can be found on the publisher's website: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=320403
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 15:05
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 09:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5204

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