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Education of the Senses #2020

Education of the Senses With this book Peter Gay begins a project of enormous scope and imagination a multi volume study of the European and American middle classes from the s to the outbreak of World War I he Bourgeois

  • Title: Education of the Senses
  • Author: Peter Gay
  • ISBN: 9780195037289
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Education of the Senses By Peter Gay, With this book, Peter Gay begins a project of enormous scope and imagination a multi volume study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I he Bourgeois Experience, which will eventually comprise at least five volumes, explores the much neglected but all important role that human drives and emotions played in the shaping ofWith this book, Peter Gay begins a project of enormous scope and imagination a multi volume study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I he Bourgeois Experience, which will eventually comprise at least five volumes, explores the much neglected but all important role that human drives and emotions played in the shaping of Victorian culture In Education of the Senses Gay re examines the sexual behavior and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning many ttpersistent myths about the era and challenging, in particular, the notion that bourgeois women could not enjoy sexuality Immense in scope yet finely detailed, this book abounds in fascinating glimpses of individual lives A provocative and absorbing study, Education of the Senses marks an auspicious beginning to a project that promises to change the way we view the past.

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    1. Seems to me that the reviews has above do not refer to volume one of this landmark five volume history of the bourgeois Same goes for at least one of the reviews below This series by Peter Gay chronicles the Bourgeois Century , roughly 1820 to the first world war Gay s approach is anchored by a commitment to Freudian theory and a cross cultural approach that takes in British, French, German and American culture with equal interest His scholarship is careful and nuanced He draws equally adeptly f [...]

    2. Gay loses a star for the formulaic okay, sometimes not so formulaic Freudianism of his readings I found these an irritant and, frankly, unnecessary This volume covers sexuality in all its manifestations He discusses birth control, female emancipation, death in childbirth, sex education, etc and concludes that experience was both diverse and often un Victorian I am definitely going on to the second volume when it arrives.

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