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Sex, science and morality in China

Author
McMillan, Joanna, 1965-
Title
Sex, science and morality in China / Joanna McMillan.
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
Description
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
URL
<Table of contents> http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0513/2005014846.html
<Publisher description> http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0654/2005014846-d.html
Uniform series
Routledge contemporary China series ; 10.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-187) and index.
Contents
  • 1. sexed body and naturalized gender difference
  • 2. sexual body and its normal function
  • 3. Sexual dysfunction and treatments in sex shops and sex clinics
  • 4. Controlling sex outside marriage, eugenics and quality children
  • 5. Marriage manuals and instructions for harmonious sex
  • 6. 'Sexual abnormality' : homosexuality, pornography and fetishism
  • 7. sale and purchase of sex.
Review
"Sex, Science and Morality in China provides a detailed examination of the work of China's foremost sex experts from 1999 to 2005. It analyses the knowledge they are producing - knowledge that sets out natural ways of being a man or woman and sees monogamous marriage as the most advanced form of social bond and scientific sex as the basis for family and social stability." "Including groundbreaking material on transsexuals, fetishism, sex aids and pornography, this book seeks to qualify claims of a sexual liberalization in China. It shows that the knowledge that sex professionals are producing is neither innocent nor inconsequential and that amid catalogues of prescriptions linking self-management to the collective good, people are making decisions about how to live their sexual lives. Sex, Science and Morality in China will be essential reading for scholars of Chinese studies, cultural studies and gender studies."--Jacket.
Kinsey subjects
Sex behavior--China.
Social conditions--China.
ISBN
0415376327 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415376327 (hardback : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
185.1 M46 s4 2006
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute