Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

by Elaine Showalter

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A history of the sexes and the crises, themes, and problems associated with the battle for sexual supremacy and identity, this work draws striking cultural parallels between the end of the 19th century and the end of the 20th century. Showalter explores the history and attitudes toward homosexuality, unmarried men and women, the concepts of masculinity and femininity, sexual fears and fantasies, sexual surgery, and sexual epidemics as represented in psychological, medical, and literary texts, visual art, and film. Fascinating and provocative, this book reflects the realities of history repeating itself and the impact of gender crisis on culture.-- Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Libs., New Brunswick, N.J.

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