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Titel: Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern Europe:...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Art des Buches: Used
Paperback in good condition. Several marks and scores on covers. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn. Crease on front lower leading corner. A few minor marks on page block. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 439930
Inhaltsangabe: This exploration of sexuality and gender in Renaissance art and literature starts from an assumption that would have seemed unthinkable a generation ago: that the 'natural' phenomena of sex, gender and subjectivity are constructed rather than essentially biological or fixed. The essays rise to the challenge of producing a new post-Foucaultian history of gender and sexuality. All of them have been influenced by feminism, and several deal with women not just as objects of representation, but as subjects and authors in their own right. Among the historical issues examined are the production and suppression of women's voices, the relation between illicit sexuality and social order, the ambiguity of beauty, lesbian erotics, birth-imagery and the birthing ritual, the class status of women, the 'femininity' of masculine dress, and the sexual politics of courtesy.
Rezension: "The great strength of this volume is that it displays the wide variety of approaches being applied to cultural products of the Renaissance. In particular, it demonstrates how the juxtaposition and reconsideration of different types of evidence (visual, literary, and 'empirical') can significantly enrich our understanding of the Renaissance." Linda L. Gaus, Sixteenth Century Journal
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