Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood

Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood

by Gary Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415927854

ISBN-13: 9780415927857

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Castration is a lively history of the meaning, function, and act of castration from its place in the early church to its secular reinvention in the Renaissance as a spiritualized form of masculinity in its 20th century position at the core of psychoanalysis.

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Castration is a lively history of the meaning, function, and act of castration from its place in the early church to its secular reinvention in the Renaissance as a spiritualized form of masculinity in its 20th century position at the core of psychoanalysis.

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ISBN-13:
9780415927857
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

What Does Manhood Mean?
1. Contest of Texts: Christianity, Freudianity, Humanism
2. Contest of Males: The Power of Eunuchs
3. Contests of Organs: Genital Plural
4. Contest of Gods: Dream Divination
5. Contest of Reproductions: The Rise of the Penis, the Fall of the Scrotum
6. Contest of Genders: Castrating Women
7. Contest of Races: Castrated White Men
8. Contest of Kinds: Confusing Categories
9. Contest of Signs: Branded and Domesticated Male Animals
10. Contest of Times: What Would Jesus Do? The Future of Man
Appendix
Thomas Middleton and A Game at Chess
Acknowledgments

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