Nature Displayed: Gender, Science and Medicine 1760-1820 [NOOK Book]

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A collection of essays - including 3 that have never been published before - by one of the leading figures in cultural history. Professor Jordanova examines and reinterprets the writings of eighteenth-century thinkers and, in the process, sheds light on contemporary views on issues such as motherhood, sexuality, the body, art and medicine. The volume includes some of the author's most controversial and pioneering work, all the pieces have been revised in the light of the latest historiography and much of the ...
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Nature Displayed: Gender, Science and Medicine 1760-1820

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Overview

A collection of essays - including 3 that have never been published before - by one of the leading figures in cultural history. Professor Jordanova examines and reinterprets the writings of eighteenth-century thinkers and, in the process, sheds light on contemporary views on issues such as motherhood, sexuality, the body, art and medicine. The volume includes some of the author's most controversial and pioneering work, all the pieces have been revised in the light of the latest historiography and much of the material is published here for the first time.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317884958
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Plates
1 Cultural Effort: An Introductory Essay 1
Pt. I Natural Polarities 19
2 Feminine Figures: Nature Display'd 21
3 Nature's Powers: A Reading of the Distinction between Creation and Production 48
4 Melancholy Reflection: Constructing an Identity for Unveilers of Nature 69
5 The Authoritarian Response: The French Revolution and the Enlightenment 86
Pt. II Body Management 101
6 The Popularisation of Medicine: Tissot on Onanism 103
7 Medical Mediations: Mind, Body and the Guillotine 118
8 Guarding the Body Politic: Volney's Law of Nature 131
9 Policing Public Health in France 1780-1815 143
Pt. III Family Values 161
10 Naturalising the Family: Literature and the Bio-medical Sciences of the late Eighteenth Century 163
11 Gender, Generation and Science: William Hunter's Obstetrical Atlas 183
12 Cultures of Kinship 203
Bibliography 228
Index 256
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