Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$79.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.22
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $5.22   
  • New (3) from $59.84   
  • Used (5) from $5.22   

Overview

In Sperm Counts, Lisa Jean Moore offers the first comprehensive analysis of sperm, from its biological properties to its historical significance and cultural meaning. From masturbation to sperm donors, Moore offers a penetrating exploration of the importance of sperm to men and their sense of masculinity, explaining why many might consider sperm to be man's most precious fluid. Sperm Counts is at turns a fascinating, insightful, and humorous journey into the meaning and power of sperm.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“At her best, Moore has a frank, breezy manner that may be partly due to her practical experience outside academe. . . . Sperm Counts is a lively, funny read.”
-Camille Paglia,The Chronicle Review

“While nearly every point she makes about the hidden significance of sperm is a home run, ultimately, this is an academic sociological study written in an appropriately starchy style. . . . [that] results in a fascinating read packed with conclusions.”
-City Paper

,

“So fascinating and fresh. . . . Should be required reading for scholars in sexuality/queer studies, women's and gender studies, social studies of science and cultural studies. . .. Essential.”
-Choice

,

Sperm Counts is careful to include the history of semen research, as well as examining its role today. . . . [Moore] approach[es] the topic of semen with precision and diligence.”
-Bitch

,

“Cartoon line-drawings of sperm wriggle over each page of text in this dissection of the ways societal views of sperm shape culture. A feminist account backed by sociological and scientific research, Moore’s academic tome is accessible to the masses.”
-Bust

,

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Lisa Jean Moore is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Coordinator of Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is author of Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid and co-author of Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility and Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee. She is also co-editor of the collection The Body Reader and, with Monica Casper, oversees the series Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-First Century for NYU Press.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix Preface: Sperm Autobiography 1
1 In the Beginning, There Was Sperm 7
2 Lashing Their Tails: Science Discovers Sperm 19
3 My Sperm in Shining Armor: Children's Books 45
4 Overcome: The Money Shot in Pornography and Prostitution 71
5 The Family Jewels: Sperm Banks and the Crisis of Fatherhood 92
6 The Little Bit Left Behind: Semen as Evidence 121
7 The Future of Sperm 147 Methods Appendix: Becoming a Sperm Researcher 155 Notes 165 Index 187 About the Author 203
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)