Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing

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Ian McCormick
Psychology Press, 1997 - 262 Seiten
Expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research, it contains rare, unpublished, primary material and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.The coverage includes:* extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine* the cultural construction of eunuchs and hermaphrodites* famous trials for sodomy and the forgotten victims of the law* representations of effeminate men, fops and sodomites* Sapphic texts which portray cross-dressing, mannish women and female husbands

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ANATOMIES
13
Eunuchism Displayed
21
The Nature of Hermaphrodites
34
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
49
The Case of John Atherton
62
Thomas Rodin Alias Reading for Attempting Sodomy
69
The Trial of William Griffin for Sodomy
75
Proposals for Castrating Criminals
83
REPRESENTATIONS
117
The WomenHaters Lamentation
130
A Learned Dissertation upon Old Women Male and Female
143
Two Young Gentlemen
158
The Fruit Shop
172
Venus in the Cloister or the Nun in her Smock
187
The Unaccountable Wife
202
A Spy on Mother Midnight
212

A Burlesque Poem
100
A Full and Genuine Narrative of the Confederacy
106
Short Extracts
114
A Discovery of a Very Extraordinary Nature
234
BIBLIOGRAPHY
249
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