Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890

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Julie Peakman
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 30, 2009 - History - 291 pages
This book is a fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, effeminate men and masculinised women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history.

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Contents

The Restorations Sexual Allegory
50
Objects of Desire Identity and Eros in the Writings
72
The Woman in Mans Clothes and the Pleasures of
95
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SANDRA ADAMS former Assistant Professor in English at Macau University, People's Republic of China JENNIFER FRANGOS is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-century British literature, the University of Missouri, USA REBECCA E MAY Doctoral Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA BECKY MCLAUGHLIN Associate Professor of English, the University of South Alabama, USA JENNIE MILLS Associate Lecturer, the Open University, UK MARILYN MORRIS Associate Professor of History, the University of North Texas, USA PASHMINA MURTHY Doctoral graduate in Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, USA JULIE PEAKMAN Honorary Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK JENNIE SKIPP Postgraduate Tutor, University of Leeds, UK