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‘The Wonderful Tides’: Sexual Emotion and Sexual Ignorance in the 1920s

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

The impact of the gradual introduction of contraception that led to the separation of reproduction and sexuality is illustrated in the style of sex manuals from the 1920s. In Married Love, the most ... More


Linnaeus's Blooms: The Birth of the Botanical Vernacular

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Novels written in the 18th and 19th centuries are filled with depictions of girls “blooming” or “in bloom” — from Frances Burney's Evelina, whose blooming complexion attracts libertines and suitors ... More


Concepts of Female Sexual Orientation

Lisa M. Diamond

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter assesses the distinctive features of female same-sex sexuality and considers their implications for modeling the nature and development of female sexual orientation. After reviewing the ... More


Imaginative Literature and the Politics of Botany

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the set of meanings about botany and botanical practices that were forming in the 18th century to understand the botanical vernacular in its emergent stages. It argues that ... More


Music Video in Black and White: Race and Femininity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which long-standing tropes of blackness and whiteness are used to develop different femininities for black and white women. It also deals with the relationship ... More


The British Empire and African Women in the Twentieth Century

Diana Jeater

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on one important dimension of women's experience of empire, their encounter with attempts to control and redirect their sexuality. Controlling men's labour, always of paramount ... More


Discursive Tendencies: Narrating Sexes: Female

NEIL KENNY

in The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271368
eISBN:
9780191709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271368.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates the curiosity attributed to women in the early modern period, especially in France. In contrast with what emerged in Chapter 4 regarding male curiosity, women's own ... More


Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Elizabeth Boa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study of Kafka centres on gender. The author's insights show how, in an age of reactionary hysteria, Kafka rejected patriarchy yet exploited women as literary raw material. Drawing on Kafka's ... More


Techno-Kink: Fucking Machines and Gendered, Racialized Technologies of Desire

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 interrogates the simultaneity of the “technologies” of sexuality, race, gender, pleasure, and visuality. Focusing my analysis on one popular contemporary U.S. hard-core BDSM pornography ... More


Introduction

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter outlines the discussions presented in the book, namely the extent and ways in which male and female sexuality in England has been transformed from the late 1700s to the ... More


Femininity, Frigidity, and Female Heterosexual Health

Carolyn Herbst Lewis

in Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834251
eISBN:
9781469606385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899540_lewis.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that healthy female sexual response is the foundation of successful heterosexual performance for both men and women. The basis for the definition of healthy female sexual response ... More


The Sexual Subject: Sexing the Body, Reversing the Gaze

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the transformation of female sexuality from the sexed-other into the pleasurable-self. Hu Ming's army series reveals the female body and sexuality concealed beneath military ... More


Crisis, Revolt, Intimacy

Birgit Schippers

in Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640898
eISBN:
9780748671830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640898.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Kristeva's writings on crisis and revolt are the focus of this chapter. These topics, which underpin Kristeva's wider philosophical considerations, receive a distinctive attention in her work ... More


Sexual behaviour and sexual response

Alan F. Dixson

in Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199544646
eISBN:
9780191810022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the difference between male sexuality and female sexuality among primates. It explores patterns of pre-copulatory and copulatory behaviour that brings both sexes into proximity ... More


Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Catherine Gallagher

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is an exploration of the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The ‘nobodies’ of the title are not ignored, silenced, ... More


Byron's Heroines

Caroline Franklin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Traditionally seen as an archetypal masculine poet, better known for his relationships with women than for the sympathetic study of them, Lord Byron has not lent himself easily to a feminist critique ... More


Witchcraft as an expression of female sexuality

Hans Peter Broedel

in The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064401
eISBN:
9781781700419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064401.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The fact that a greater multitude of witches was found among women than among men was so obviously a fact to the authors of the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ that, despite scholastic custom, it was ... More


Pāli Vinaya: Reconceptualizing Female Sexuality in Early Buddhism

Alice Collett

in Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199326044
eISBN:
9780199369324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326044.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Alice Collett addresses the topic of female sexuality and presents a revalorization of what has come to be understood as a pervasive social construct on female sexuality in early ... More


“Motherhood Raised to the nth Degree”: Breastfeeding in the Postwar Years

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the culture of motherhood surrounding breastfeeding in the postwar era, focusing primarily on the ways women encountered information about breastfeeding and the ideology of ... More


Miranda's Story

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ‘real ancestor’ of the American Dark Lady was Margaret Fuller. In her major feminist treatise Woman in the Nineteenth Century, she wrote about her own experience as the Dark Lady under a literary ... More


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