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Tim Hitchcock (Author)
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The eighteenth century witnessed the birth of the first recognisably modern sexual identities. This book charts the development of those identities through the examination of pornography, sexual practice, medical belief, social policy, and the cultures of homosexuality, lesbianism, and heterosexually. It concludes that the century saw a sexual revolution in which sexual practice itself changed. From a culture in which mutual masturbation and mutable sexual categories were the norm, eighteenth-century England became a society increasingly concerned to foster penetrative and procreative sexual behaviour. In the process, newly harsh divisions between men and women were created and reinforced, and new models of both femininity and masculinity were created. This book charts a series of complex interrelationships between changes in language and practice, and suggests that men were increasingly encouraged to invest their masculinity in an exclusive desire for the opposite sex, while women were pushed towards a sexual identity in which motherhood came to dominate, and in which female lust was denigrated or denied. At the same time, new homosexual and lesbian identities were likewise created and denigrated.

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Tim Hitchcock is a reader in 18th-century history at the University of Hertfordshire.

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (April 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312165749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312165741
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,669,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars sex and more, January 22, 2003
This review is from: English Sexualities, 1700-1800 (Social History in Perspective) (Paperback)
if you are interseted in the history of sex this book has it all. Not a completely riveting account of english sexual practices, this book focuses more on the transistion of attitudes toward sex in the 18th century.

The author pretends that penetrative sex became popular during this time frame and thus homosexuality and fallatio became taboo. he discounts religion and the industrial revolution as significant factors to popular attitudes toward sex and the population explosion respectively.

Hitchcock presents an important introduction to the historiography of sex, but lacking in the accuracy of his conclusions.


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