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    Making babies: Eighteenth-Century attitudes toward conception, reproduction and childbirth

    Peakman, Julie and Watkins, S. (2015) Making babies: Eighteenth-Century attitudes toward conception, reproduction and childbirth. In: Stephanson, R. and Wagner, D.N. (eds.) The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, pp. 458-476.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: From theories of conception and concepts of species to museum displays of male genitalia and the politics of breastmilk, The Secrets of Generation is an interdisciplinary examination of the many aspects of reproduction in the eighteenth century. Exploring the theme of generation from the perspective of histories of medicine, literature, biology, technology, and culture, this collection offers a range of cutting-edge approaches. Its twenty-four contributors, scholars from across Europe and North America, bring an international perspective to discuss reproduction in British, French, American, German, and Italian contexts. The definitive collection on eighteenth-century generation and its many milieus, The Secrets of Generation will be an essential resource for studying this topic for years to come.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 10:28
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 10:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15529

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