Horrors of the Half-known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th Century America / Edition 1

Horrors of the Half-known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th Century America / Edition 1

by G.J. Barker-Benfield
     
 

Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.See more details below

Overview

Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Part I-The Sexes in Tocqueville's America

1. The American Man

2. The Arena

3. Work and Free Sex

4. Democratic Fathers and Democratic Sons

5. Freedom of Intercourse

6. Strong Men

over Elderly Women

Part II-From Midwives to Gynecologists

7. The Absence of Midwives from America

8. Democratic Doctors

9. The Rise of Gynecology

10. Architect of the Vagina

11. Sexual Surgery

Part

III-The Lightning-Rod Man

12. The Reverend John Todd

13. Primers for Anxiety

14. Todd's Masturbation Phobia

15. The Spermatic Economy and Proto-Sublimation

16. Men Earn-Women Spend

17. Woman's Refinement

18.

Sex and Anarchy

19. From Mother to Mother Earth

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