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Education of the senses

By: Gay, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: New York W W Norton 1999Description: 534p. ill., 24 cm.ISBN: 9780393319040.Subject(s): Sex (Psychology) | Sex customs -- Europe -- History -- 19th century | Sex customs -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 306.7094
Contents:
A Sketch Map -- Dimensions of Experience -- The Strain of Definition -- From Names to Things -- Tempting Simplicities -- A Battle of Perceptions -- Architects and Martyrs of Change -- The Sway of the New -- An Age of Express Trains -- Education of the Senses -- Bourgeois Experiences, I: An Erotic Record -- Mabel Loomis -- Mabel Loomis Todd -- Mabel Loomis Dickinson -- Sweet Bourgeois Communions -- A Paradise for Two -- The Dubious Certainty of Numbers -- The Problematic Sex -- Offensive Women and Defensive Men -- Women on the March -- Manhood in Danger -- The Castrating Sisterhood -- Sex in Mind and Body -- Pressures of Reality -- Facts of Life and Death -- From Conscience to Control -- The Struggle over Malthus -- Learned Ignorance -- An Age of Factitious Innocence -- A Profession of Anxiety -- The Flight into Knowledge -- Carnal Knowledge -- Platonic Libertinism -- Lessons from the Body -- Readers in Conflict -- The Doctrine of Distance -- Fortifications for the Self -- A Search for Safety -- Social Science as Cultural Symptom -- The Democratization of Comfort -- The Private Experience -- Appendix: A Note on the Sexual Symbols in Mabel Loomis Todd's Diaries.
Review: "Education of the Senses is the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behavior and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad of stereotypes, especially about women. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-516) and index.

1.. A Sketch Map -- 2.. Dimensions of Experience -- 1. The Strain of Definition -- 1.. From Names to Things -- 2.. Tempting Simplicities -- 3.. A Battle of Perceptions -- 2. Architects and Martyrs of Change -- 1.. The Sway of the New -- 2.. An Age of Express Trains -- Education of the Senses -- Bourgeois Experiences, I: An Erotic Record -- 1.. Mabel Loomis -- 2.. Mabel Loomis Todd -- 3.. Mabel Loomis Dickinson -- 1. Sweet Bourgeois Communions -- 1.. A Paradise for Two -- 2.. The Dubious Certainty of Numbers -- 3.. The Problematic Sex -- 2. Offensive Women and Defensive Men -- 1.. Women on the March -- 2.. Manhood in Danger -- 3.. The Castrating Sisterhood -- 4.. Sex in Mind and Body -- 3. Pressures of Reality -- 1.. Facts of Life and Death -- 2.. From Conscience to Control -- 3.. The Struggle over Malthus -- 4. Learned Ignorance -- 1.. An Age of Factitious Innocence -- 2.. A Profession of Anxiety -- 3.. The Flight into Knowledge -- 5. Carnal Knowledge -- 1.. Platonic Libertinism -- 2.. Lessons from the Body -- 3.. Readers in Conflict -- 4.. The Doctrine of Distance -- 6. Fortifications for the Self -- 1.. A Search for Safety -- 2.. Social Science as Cultural Symptom -- 3.. The Democratization of Comfort -- 4.. The Private Experience -- Appendix: A Note on the Sexual Symbols in Mabel Loomis Todd's Diaries.

"Education of the Senses is the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behavior and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad of stereotypes, especially about women. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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