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  History of sex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A frequent locus of misconceptions in regard to Japanese sexuality is the institution of the geisha.
The sexual revolution was a substantial change in sexual morality and sexual behaviour throughout the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
This points out that the history of sexuality is not solely the history of different-sex sexuality plus the history of same-sex sexuality, but a broader conception viewing of historical events in light of our modern concept or concepts of sexuality taken at its most broad and/or literal definitions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_sexuality   (6797 words)

  
 History - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in "geologic history of the Earth".
Although a certain amount of bias in history studies is inescapable, national bias being probably the most important, history can also be studied from a narrow ideological perspective, perhaps one that the practitioners feel is usually ignored.
A form of historical speculation known commonly as virtual history (also called "counterfactual history") been adopted by some historians as a means of assessing and exploring the possible outcomes if certain events had not occurred or had occurred in a different way to that which they did.
open-encyclopedia.com /History   (481 words)

  
 History - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History is a term for information about the past, such as in "geologic history of the Earth." When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies.
Knowledge of history is often said to encompass both knowledge of past events and historical thinking skills.
A form of historical speculation known commonly as virtual history, or "counterfactual history", has also been adopted by some historians as a means of assessing and exploring the possible outcomes if certain events had not occurred or had occurred in a different way.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /history.htm   (837 words)

  
 Sexuality Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse), spiritual transcendence, the expression of affection and/or to the enjoyment of any activity involving sexual gratification.
All sexual behaviors that involve contact with another person or the bodily fluids of another person entail some risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, which is why safer sex techniques are recommended.
Different-sex sexual practices may be monogamous, serially monogamous, or polyamorous, and, depending on the definition of sexual practice, abstinent or autoerotic (including masturbation).
www.matronofthearts.com /encyclopedia/Sexuality   (2018 words)

  
 history - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
History is a term for information about the past.
When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies.
The 1911 Encyclopdia Britannica remarked that "history in the wider sense is all that has happened, not merely all the phenomena of human life, but those of the natural world as well.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/history   (497 words)

  
 The History of Sexuality
Common power relations related to sexuality are, in addition to the ones mentioned between the one who confesses and the one that receives the confession, those between teacher and pupil, between parent and child, and between doctor and patient.
The sexuality of adults becomes an object of study and all forms of "perverse" aberrations are seen as dangers.
Sexual intercourse is necessary for procreation, but that does not mean that sexuality, comprising and theorizing about all erotic behavior, is a natural or necessary category.
www.ipce.info /ipceweb/Library/history_of_sexuality.htm   (1564 words)

  
 History of sexuality
At the end of the fifteenth century the first cases of sexually transmitted diseases appeared and were considered a divine punishment.
Sexual development is the pivot of his theory of the personality.
He describes that sexual desire is the same for men and women and refutes that masturbation causes insanity.
www.imbiomed.com.mx /Uay/Yuv09n2/english/Zyu82-07.html   (364 words)

  
 AMH 4935/AMH 5930 HISTORY OF SEXUALITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This course will explore the social history of sexuality, tracing the history of ideas about and attitudes toward sexuality found in law, politics, medicine, and science from the ancient Greeks to the present, with an emphasis on the North American experience.
They will ask you to illuminate issues in the history of sexuality, and analyze what the documents do (or don’t) have to say about that history.
Sexual issues have played important roles in the public and personal politics of the last 30 years.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/halohead/sexsyl.htm   (1009 words)

  
 The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Volume 1
Because sexuality has been so closely linked to confession, and hence to self-scrutiny and self- analysis, this self-scrutiny and self-analysis has been extended to every aspect of our life.
There is not something about our sex organs, or the act of sexual intercourse, or our instincts and impulses related to that act, that in itself relates to other aspects of our consciousness and social being.
Foucault traces the curious history according to which sexuality has been connected to the confession, to psychiatry, to demography, and so on.
www.sparknotes.com /philosophy/histofsex/analysis.html   (729 words)

  
 Foucault History of Sexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sexuality is a primary technology of power, and Foucault is interested in the geneology of that power.Ý The idea of the philosophical geneology comes out of the work of Nietzsche, on whom Foucault relies for key conceptual rubrics and modes of analysis.
Foucault tells the story that most people in the west have told themselves about the history of sexuality: that once upon a time, sex was free and easy, but with the advent of modern disciplines (particularly the Victorian era in England) sex became repressed.Ý Foucault doesn't believe this is the true story.
Passages to examine from The History of Sexuality, vol.
web.utk.edu /~misty/AndersonFouc.html   (439 words)

  
 History of Sexuality :: History of Sex and Sexuality
Other than a biological question, the human sexuality is deeply linked to the affective life, the personality pattern and the cultural background in which each one inserts.
So much is said about the history of sexuality in human males and their sexual trends in fashion fabrics.
Studies done on the history of sexuality have given raise to sex related evidence emerging from sexual research.
www.historyofsexuality.com   (948 words)

  
 OREXIA - The Key to Female Sexual Enhancement
Women lose sexual interest for many reasons, but the main one is that they never or rarely have an orgasm.
If a woman does not ever have orgasms, her body naturally becomes de-sensitized to sexual arousal and she loses her natural lubrication and sex drive.
Prior and/or during your sexual activity, place a generous amount of Orexia™ onto your fingertip and apply directly to the clitoral area.
www.orexia.com /?b=2199   (617 words)

  
 Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality
Established in 1996, the Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality is an official subcommittee of the Canadian Historical Association.
The aim of the CCHS is to provide an organizational focus within the Canadian historical profession for all those who are researching, writing, teaching, and otherwise interested in the historical study of sexuality.
The CCHS connects scholars from all parts of the country and promotes the study of sexuality as an integral aspect of the Canadian past.
www.cha-shc.ca /cchs   (180 words)

  
 Journal of Social History: Twentieth-Century Sexuality: A History. - Review - book review
In Twentieth Century Sexuality: A History, Angus McLaren succeeds in accomplishing in a little over two hundred pages exactly what his title promises; to provide a history of twentieth century sexuality, at least in the West.
Freud came to prominence in a context where sexual science was beginning to undermine the notion that reproductive heterosexuality was a natural given.
His matter of fact reduction of sexuality to a variety of outlets for orgasm divorced procreation from sex altogether and publicised internationally the prevalence of homosexuality.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_2_34/ai_68660143   (1285 words)

  
 History of Sexuality
In the late 1970s, American historians began to explore the notion that sexuality was not an unchanging biological reality or a universal, natural force, but was, rather, a product of political, social, economic, and cultural processes.
The primary concern of this class is sexuality in the United States and the history of the country's obsession with sex.
Our journey through the history of sexuality might differ from your previous experiences in high school and college history courses.
www.salemstate.edu /~gfischer/his311.htm   (3191 words)

  
 Department of History
Dissected, categorized, evaluated, organized, feared, and enjoyed: sexuality in the American past, including our obsession with it, is the primary concern of this course.
There have been any number of public controversies over sexuality since 1960-gay rights, pornography, abortion, sexuality in the arts, sexual harassment in the workplace, the judicial system and sex crimes, to name just a few.
My aim is not to impose a point of view on you, but to encourage you to think about your own views, to subject them to the test of evidence and argument, and to revise and refine them when appropriate.
www.history.upenn.edu /coursepages/hist349   (1643 words)

  
 Foucault Dictionary Project
A means of working with the problem that all "history" is history from the perspective of the historian.
The myth here is that we are sexually repressed but this popularity of this myth deeply shapes the nature of our sexuality by introducing the ritual of confession.
The repressive hypothesis about sexuality is that western civilization has moved from a time of shameless sexuality to an era of repressed sexuality, restricted to the parents' bedroom.
www.california.com /~rathbone/foucau10.htm   (3411 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The History of Sexuality : The Use of Pleasure (Vintage)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The History of Sexuality : An Introduction (Vintage) by Michel Foucault
In the second volume of his history of sexuality L'Usage des plaisirs or The Use of Pleasure M. Foucault turns to ancient Greece, an era opulent in honest eroticism.
Sexuality is so key to our development that all sorts of restrictions are found in the most primitive of societies.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0394751221?v=glance   (1043 words)

  
 SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
The 19th and 20th C have been an age of multiplication: a dispersion of sexualities, a strengthening of their disparate forms, a multiple implantation of ''perversions.'' the discursive explosion of the 18th and 19th C led to an emphasis on heterosexual monogamy and a scrutiny of ''unnatural'' forms of sexual behavior.
Sexuality is a dense transfer point for relations of power: between men and women, young and old, parents and offspring, teachers and students, priests and laity, and an administration and population.
The family is the interchange of sexuality and alliance: it conveys the law and the juridical dimension in the deployment of sexuality, and it conveys the economics of pleasure and the intensity of sensations in the regime of alliance.
www.spc.uchicago.edu /ssr1/PRELIMS/Culture/cumisc1.html   (20699 words)

  
 Powell's Books - History of Sexuality #1: History of Sexuality: An Introduction by Michel Foucault
The History of Sexuality: The Use of Pleasure
History of Sexuality #1: History of Sexuality: An Introduction
The History of Sexuality: The Use of Pleasure by Michel Foucault
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-0679724699-0   (207 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The History of Sexuality : An Introduction (Vintage)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This book is a must-read for anyone interested in sexuality, psychoanalysis, gender studies, queer theory, or feminisms, or indeed anyone who wishes to confront his or her own personal assumptions about gender and sexuality.
Foucault quite brilliantly introduces the two ways in which sexuality has come to be assumed by the human race: as an art (in ancient Greece) and as a science (in our present era).
First off, this book isn't just the history of sexuality, but concerned specifically with debunking the repression thesis about sex (that sex was merely controlled by the state and repressed) and replacing it with a description of the overabundance of sexual discourse and the mechanisms of dispersal of this sexual discourse.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679724699?v=glance   (1970 words)

  
 Stanford University Libraries&Academic Information Resources:
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women annotated links to historical and contemporary feminist resources, organized by the topics of each chapter of Estelle Freedman's new book.
History of Women -microfilm copies of books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and photographs through 1920, predominately 19th century materials drawn from the collections of Smith and Radcliffe College.
Journal of Women's History tables of contents for recent issues, plus other information on the journal, including a link for receiving advance information on items in special issues.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/kkerns/womhislg.html   (890 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The History of Sexuality: The Will to Knowledge Vol 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The inane self-contradictory ramblings of a man with serious issues concerning his own sexuality.He purports to prove that there was no sexual repression by constantly referring to the enormous amount of repression present during the Victorian age.
It is a clear treatise on sexual fascism and how it is used to the ends of the power structure.
In certain respects, he is unscathed by that same tradition in the way he comments on sexuality and its deployment as a tool for power.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140268685   (889 words)

  
 Michel Foucault (1926-1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It ostensibly questions whether imprisonment is a more humane punishment than torture, but it is more generally concerned with the way society orders individuals by training their bodies; for example, basic training may discipline and prepare a person to be a soldier.
Foucault's last three books—History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction (1976), The Use of Pleasure (1984), and The Care of the Self (1984)—are parts of an unfinished history of sexuality.
In all the books of his last period Foucault seeks to show that Western society has developed a new kind of power he calls bio-power—that is, a new system of control that traditional concepts of authority are unable to understand and criticize.
www.connect.net /ron/foucault.html   (584 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The History of Sexuality: An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
His philosophical inquiry into material history of systems and their construction/perpetuation has revolutionized the way in which we see the world around us and has led to fruitful and fascinating inquiries in the field of cultural studies.
More a manifesto than a true history, Foucault outlines with astonishing deftness the ways in which our perceptions are molded by systems of knowledge and power.
His analysis of the formulation of ideas of sexuality in the 18th and 19th centuries illustrates his argument both forcefully and clearly.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0679724699   (1293 words)

  
 "A Compleat Alternative Sexuality History Timeline"
The birth of Alexander of Macedonia—known to history as Alexander the Great—king, general, world conqueror, and lover of men, particularly Hephaiston, whose death in 324 he mourns extravagantly, and the eunuch slave boy Bagoas, who had been a favorite of Persian king Darius.
What sealed his doom was the admission as evidence of his diaries which recorded all of his sexual encounters, itemizing both the amount of the transaction (if the stud was for hire) and the size of his equipment.
Whatever his sexual proclivities were, his writing was the major concern of censorship in the US, and when the likes of Lady Chatterley's Lover were finally cleared by customs, the DAMn had really broken.
www.backdrop.net /bdsm-history/timeline.html   (21178 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The History of Sexuality: the Use of Pleasure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The History of Sexuality: An Introduction by Michel Foucault (Author)
Madness and Civilization: a History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault (Author)
In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0394751221   (632 words)

  
 Foucault - History of Sexuality I Outline
A. Sexuality is superimposed upon and tends to supplant alliance
Sexuality is born in Christian analyses of "flesh" supported by alliance rules
C. Thus history of sexuality dispositif is an archaeology of psychoanalysis
www.protevi.com /john/Foucault/HS1_Outline.html   (3090 words)

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