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Sex Education In Eighteenth-Century France

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ISBN-13: 9780729410168
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Author: Ed: Shane Agin
Publication Date: 01-Sep-2011
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Table of Contents: Shane Agin, Introduction: sex education in eighteenth-century France

I. Regulation
Jean Bloch, Perdition, degeneration or legitimate pleasure? Eighteenth-century French education and the subject of sex
Allan H. Pasco, Miss Manners and fooling around: conduct manuals and sexual mores in eighteenth-century France
Paul Scott, Rites of wrong: confessors’ manuals and sins of the flesh in eighteenth-century France
Kathryn A. Hoffmann, Curing masturbation with a bath, a straitjacket or a wax museum: the strategies of Tissot, Bienville and Bertrand-Rival

II. Reflection and evaluation
Jean M. Goulemot, Sex education in early modern utopian literature: an investigation into the margins
Matthew Lauzon, Dangerous educations and factitious puberties: the enlightening lessons of foreign love
Shane Agin, The construction and education of the sexualised subject in Rousseau
Cecilia Feilla, Correspondence school for lovers: epistolary exchange and sexual education in Restif de la Bretonne’s Le Nouvel Abeilard

III. Narratives of education, initiation and discovery
Didier Masseau, Representations of sexual awakening in eighteenth-century memoirs
Chris Roulston, Female education and sex education in Choderlos de Laclos’s Les Liaisons dangereuses
Jean-Christophe Abramovici, The comedy of ignorance: scenes of sexual initiation in early modern pornographic literature
Juliette Cherbuliez, The science of seduction: libertinism’s privileged spheres of knowing
James Grantham Turner, Sexual awakening as radical Enlightenment: arousal and ontogeny in Buffon and La Mettrie

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