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Frigidity

An Intellectual History

Book

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 1-22
  3. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 23-36
  4. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 37-66
  5. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 67-99
  6. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 100-131
  7. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 132-160
  8. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 161-190
  9. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 191-221
  10. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 222-247
  11. Peter Cryle, Alison Moore
    Pages 248-256
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 257-317

About this book

Introduction

This first major study of a curiously neglected term in the history of sexuality will intrigue students, scholars and enthusiasts alike. The authors take us through a journey across four centuries, showing how notions of sexual coldness and frigidity have been thought about by legal, medical, psychiatric, psychoanalytic and literary writers.

Keywords

history intellectual history medicine psychoanalysis psychology thought treatment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Cultural Studies GroupUniversity of Technology SydneyAustralia

About the authors

PETER CRYLE is author of Geometry in the Boudoir (1996), The Telling of the Act (2002), and La Crise du plaisir, 1740-1830 (2003). He also co-edited Libertine Enlightenment with Lisa O'Connell (2004) and Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle (2008) with Christopher Forth.

ALISON MOORE is a Scholar of Modern European Intellectual History. She teaches and researches in International Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.She is the author of Sexual Myths of Modernity; Sadism, Masochism and Historical Teleology (2011).

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