Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

  title={Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud},
  author={T. Laqueur},
This is a book about the making and unmaking of sex over the centuries. It tells the astonishing story of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns in a precise account of developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology. We cannot fail to recognize the players in Thomas Laqueur's story--the human sexual organs and pleasures, food, blood, semen, egg, sperm--but we will be amazed at the plots into which they have been woven by scientists, political activists, literary figures, and… Expand
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