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    Sexology and translation: cultural and scientific encounters across the modern world

    Bauer, Heike, ed. (2015) Sexology and translation: cultural and scientific encounters across the modern world. Sexuality Studies. Philadelphia, U.S.: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781439912492.

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    This collection of essays examines the shape and shaping of sexual ideas and related scientific practices and cultural representations in parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America between the late nineteenth century and the period leading up to World War II. It brings together historians, literary and cultural critics, and translation scholars who explore how the textual and real encounters between an international band of writers, reformers, and medical doctors shaped ideas about “sex” across the modern world. The studies gathered here present original research and fresh conceptual insights on the intersections between sexuality and modernity in a range of disciplinary, cultural, and (trans)national contexts. They focus on the translations and mistranslations that occurred when bodies and desires were conceptualized in terms of “sex” and uncover hitherto unexplored avenues of exchange between different contexts and the key figures that shaped sexual debates during the inaugural period of the sexual science, 1880–1930s.


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): history of sexuality, sexology, modernity, literature, translation, transnationalism cultural history, cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality studies
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 07:52
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:36


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