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The Horrors of the Half-Known Life: Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in 19th. Century America

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With an updated introduction, the revolutionary book that changed our understanding of the history of gender in America is now back in print. Controversial and considered ahead of its time, "The Horrors of the Half-Known Life" is a startling portrait of male attitudes toward masculinity, women, and sexuality in nineteenth-century America. Through an examination of the elimination of midwivery, the origins of gynecology--a horrifying history--and general attitudes and advice about sexuality, Barker-Benfield brilliantly illuminates the state of manhood and misogyny in nineteenth-century America. Now a classic in the field, "The Horrors of the Half-Known Life" is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

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Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415925006
Author:
Barker-Benfield, G. J.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Barker-Benfield, G. J.
Author:
Barker-Benfield
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Gynecology
Subject:
Anecdotes, facetiae, etc.
Subject:
Hombres
Subject:
Ginecologâia
Subject:
Costumbres sexuales
Subject:
Sex role -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Men - United States - Attitudes - History -
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.98x6.02x.95 in. 1.22 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
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