By Peter N. Stearns
'Expansive and obtainable, Peter Stearns' Sexuality in international background deals a far wanted advent to histories of sexuality from an international perspective.' – Mary Spongberg- Head of division of contemporary background, Macquarie college, USA
This ebook examines sexuality some time past, and explores the way it is helping clarify sexuality within the current. the topic of sexuality is usually a debatable one, and exploring it via a global background point of view emphasises the level to which societies, together with our personal, are nonetheless reacting to historic switch via modern sexual behaviours, values, and debates.
The learn makes use of a transparent chronological constitution to target significant styles and adjustments in sexuality – either sexual tradition and sexual behaviours – ordinarily classes of global heritage, with comparability and dialogue throughout cultures and societies. issues coated include:
concerns taken with learning the background of sexuality
the sexual implications of the transition from looking and collecting economies to agricultural economies
sexuality in Classical societies
the post-Classical interval and the unfold of the area religions
intercourse in an age of alternate and colonies
alterations in sexual behaviours and sexual attitudes among 1750 and 1950
intercourse in modern international history.
The e-book is an important contribution to the learn of worldwide background, and is the suitable spouse for all scholars of the heritage of sexuality.