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The Resource Impotence : a cultural history, Angus McLaren

Impotence : a cultural history, Angus McLaren

Label
Impotence : a cultural history
Title
Impotence
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Angus McLaren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As anyone who has watched television in recent years can attest, we live in the age of Viagra. From Bob Dole to Mike Ditka to late-night comedians, our culture has been engaged in one long, frank, and very public talk about impotence - and our newfound pharmaceutical solutions. But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence, the first cultural history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been a recurrent topic since the dawn of human culture." "Drawing on a range of sources from across centuries, McLaren demonstrates how male sexuality was constructed around the idea of potency, from times past when it was essential for the purpose of siring children, to today, when successful sex is viewed as a component of a healthy emotional life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLaren, Angus
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC889
LC item number
.M345 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WJ 11.1
NLM item number
M478i 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Impotence
  • Impotence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Men
Label
Impotence : a cultural history, Angus McLaren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The impenetrable penetrator: manhood in Greece and Rome -- When "desire refuses service": impotence in the Christian west -- The "infirmity of others": laughing at fumblers in early modern Europe -- "Shameful to wives, ridiculous for husbands, and unworthy of tribunals": impotence in the age of reason -- Neurasthenia, decadence, and nineteenth-century manhood -- Marketing manly vigor: Victorian medicine versus quackery -- Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, and "the love of civilized man" -- Sex glands, rejuvenation, and eugenics between the wars -- The "impotence boom": from Kinsey to Masters and Johnson -- Viagra: hard science or hard sell?
Control code
70218064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780226500768
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70218064
Label
Impotence : a cultural history, Angus McLaren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The impenetrable penetrator: manhood in Greece and Rome -- When "desire refuses service": impotence in the Christian west -- The "infirmity of others": laughing at fumblers in early modern Europe -- "Shameful to wives, ridiculous for husbands, and unworthy of tribunals": impotence in the age of reason -- Neurasthenia, decadence, and nineteenth-century manhood -- Marketing manly vigor: Victorian medicine versus quackery -- Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, and "the love of civilized man" -- Sex glands, rejuvenation, and eugenics between the wars -- The "impotence boom": from Kinsey to Masters and Johnson -- Viagra: hard science or hard sell?
Control code
70218064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780226500768
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006021188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70218064

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