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    Introduction - Part VI: Eugenics

    Burdett, Carolyn (1998) Introduction - Part VI: Eugenics. In: Bland, L. and Doan, L. (eds.) Sexology Uncensored: The Documents of Sexual Science. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, pp. 163-198. ISBN 9780745621135.

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    Book synopsis: 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.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 09:34
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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