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Author Taylor, Gary, 1953-
Title Castration : an abbreviated history of western manhood / Gary Taylor.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2000.

Author Taylor, Gary, 1953-
Subject Castration anxiety.
Men -- Psychology.
Anxiety, Castration -- history.
Anxiety, Castration -- psychology.
Men -- psychology.
Orchiectomy -- history.
Orchiectomy -- psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-298) and index.
Summary "Castration is a history of the meaning, function, and act of castration from its place in the words of Jesus in the Gospel According to Matthew and the early Church - where Augustine and the Fathers shaped the basic philosophic concepts of sexuality and chastity - to its secular reinvention in the Renaissance and its twentieth-century position at the core of psychoanalysis." "Taylor connects castration to the ancient (and continuing) human drive to re-engineer our own biology. In the medieval love story of Abelard and Heloise a violent castration makes Abelard a better theologian. In the year 2000 a sterile but otherwise functioning man is a boon to the woman who desires sex without the burdens of pregnancy." "Ranging from allegory to zooarchaeology, Castration turns an unusual and discomforting topic into a thoroughly enjoyable narrative on man's obsessive relationship to his genitals, his sexuality, and his manhood."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203904559 (electronic bk.)
9780203904558 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 51023363
Additional Format Print version: Taylor, Gary, 1953- Castration. New York : Routledge, 2000 0415927854 (DLC) 00029105 (OCoLC)43684573