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By Teresa A. Meade

ISBN-10: 0631223932

ISBN-13: 9780631223931

A better half to Gender heritage surveys the heritage of girls world wide, reviews their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years.

  • An broad survey of the historical past of ladies world wide, their interplay with males, and the position of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.
  • Discusses relatives background, the historical past of the physique and sexuality, and cultural historical past along women’s heritage and gender historical past.
  • Considers the significance of sophistication, sector, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies.
  • Contains either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
  • Gives due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the trendy period.
  • Written by means of students from around the English-speaking global and students for whom English isn't really their first language.

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Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel (1998) On the Pill: A Social History of the Oral Contraceptive, 1950–70. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Weeks, Jeffrey (1986) Sexuality. London: Routledge. Chapter Two Gender and Labor in World History Laura Levine Frader Men and women’s relations in work as well as the nature of their work have varied enormously over time and geography. From prehistoric times to the present, labor has undergone revolutionary transformations from the early activities of hunters and gatherers designed to provide the materials necessary to basic survival, to the sophisticated work of modern industrial and post-industrial societies.

In an essay entitled “The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life,” written in 1912, Sigmund Freud offered the explanation that, ironically, men were often impotent with their wives and only virile with prostitutes or servants precisely because they and society had over-idealized women as wives and mothers and could not imagine them as objects of lust (Freud, 1953, vol. IV: 210–12). From this perspective, neither the woman who adhered closely to the traditional image of the “angel in the house” nor the one who challenged it could engage the sexual attentions of the conflicted men of the age!

Sadism (named by the sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing after the Marquis de Sade) was an exaggeration of normal sexual aggression and dominance; masochism – pleasure taken in being dominated – was its contrary, passive expression. Deficiencies in what was believed to be the innate aim of sexual libido – to have intercourse with the opposite sex – produced attractions to inappropriate objects or bizarre actions that fell well short of full heterosexual intercourse. This list was long indeed, including all varieties of fetishism, exhibitionism, bestiality, and particularly inversion, which was the preferred term for an unnatural attraction to someone of the same sex.

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