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Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones


Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German, British, and American counterparts and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified “Others” became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field, this book contends that actors outside of Europe—in Asia, Latin America, and Africa—became important interlocutors in debates on prostitution, birth c ... More

Keywords: sexologists, sexuality, modernity, prostitution, birth control, transvestism, female orgasm, male homosexuality

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293373
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Veronika Fuechtner, editor
Dartmouth College 

Douglas E. Haynes, editor
Dartmouth College 

Ryan M. Jones, editor
SUNY Geneseo

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Part One Evolution, Sexual Science, and the Anthropology of the Other

Four Monogamy’s Nature

Angela Willey

Part Two Science by the Book and Unruly Appropriations

Six Sexology in the Southwest

Robert Deam Tobin

Seven Understanding R. D. Karve

Shrikant Botre and Douglas E. Haynes

Eight The “Ellis Effect”

Rachel Hui-Chi Hsu

Twelve Time for Sex

Ishita Pande

Part Three Mobility, Travel, Exile, and the Circuits of Sexological Knowledge

Sixteen Magnus Hirschfeld’s Onnagata

Rainer Herrn, translated from the German by Michael T. Taylor (Reed College)

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