By Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan
An exam of ways our bodies and sexualities were developed, labeled, represented, clinically determined, skilled and subverted from the 15th to the early twenty-first century. It attracts cognizance to continuities in brooding about our bodies and intercourse: suggestion could have replaced, yet hiya however draw on older principles and language.
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Samuel Pepys, a man very interested in his own appearance, provides a useful insight into the emotional and practical arguments which wearing a wig apparently invoked. ’49 Even though Charles would only have been aged thirty-three at this point, his hair had already begun to change colour; perhaps it was because of this that he took to wearing a wig or, more likely, he was copying this fashion from the French court. It can be seen that hair worked to differentiate men from women, but it also marked out distinctions between men.
Sha, ‘Othering Sexual Perversity’. 69. For a comprehensive discussion of these early modern ideas see Toulalan, Imagining Sex, chapter 3, ‘“News From Battersy”: Fantasies of Sexual Flagellation’. 70. Downing, Chapter 11 below, pp. 212–13. 71. Downing, Chapter 11 below, p. 212. 72. Downing, Chapter 11 below, p. 205. indd 25 9/23/2011 4:13:07 PM 1 ‘That ere with Age, his strength Is utterly decay’d’: Understanding the Male Body in Early Modern Manhood Jennifer Jordan The human body was a matter of debate during the early modern period.
There has been a burgeoning of historical attention to stages of life and their meanings, particularly to childhood and old age. ) (2006) Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century: Age and Identity (Aldershot: Ashgate); on old age, Daniel Schäfer (2010) Old Age and Disease in Early Modern Medicine (London: Pickering and Chatto), Karen Chase (2009) The Victorians and Old Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Pat Thane (2005) A History of Old Age (Los Angeles: John Paul Getty Museum) and Pat Thane (2000) Old Age in English History: Past Experiences, Present Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present by Kate Fisher, Sarah Toulalan