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The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

Approaches, Contexts and Perspectives

  • Author: Gayle Davis,Tracey Loughran
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137520809
  • Category: History
  • Page: 663
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This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of infertility. Through exploring an unparalleled range of chronological periods and geographical regions, it develops historical perspectives on an apparently transhistorical experience. It shows how experiences of infertility, access to treatment, and medical perspectives on this ‘condition’ have been mediated by social, political, and cultural discourses. The handbook reflects on and interrogates different approaches to the history of infertility, including the potential of cross-disciplinary perspectives and the uses of different kinds of historical source material, and includes lists of research resources to aid teachers and researchers. It is an essential ‘go-to’ point for anyone interested in infertility and its history. Chapter 19 is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Emotion and the Researcher

Emotion and the Researcher

Sites, Subjectivities, and Relationships

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787432629
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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Contributors to this edited collection argue for an emotional rebellion in the academic world, arguing that the presentation of research as ‘objective’ conceals the subject positions of researchers and the emotional imperatives that often drive research.

A Practical Guide to Studying History

A Practical Guide to Studying History

Skills and Approaches

  • Author: Tracey Loughran
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472530098
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.

The Cambridge Companion to Erotic Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Erotic Literature

  • Author: Bradford K. Mudge
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110718407X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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This Companion offers an introduction to key topics in the study of erotic literature from antiquity to the present.

Fertility, Class and Gender in Britain, 1860-1940

Fertility, Class and Gender in Britain, 1860-1940

  • Author: Simon Szreter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521528689
  • Category: History
  • Page: 728
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A unique interpretation of falling fertility in Britain between 1860 and 1940, with new and surprising findings.

Male Circumcision in Japan

Male Circumcision in Japan

  • Author: Genaro Castro-Vázquez
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137518766
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 205
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Male Circumcision in Japan offers an analysis of the surgical procedure based on extensive ethnographic investigation, and is framed within historical and current global debates to highlight the significance of the Japanese case.

Surrogate Motherhood Families

Surrogate Motherhood Families

  • Author: Olga B.A. van den Akker
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319604538
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 321
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This comprehensive book covers the research, theory, policy and practice context of unusual reproduction using third parties. Olga Van den Akker details the psychological adaptation required to continuing changes in public opinion, advances in technologies and new legislations in surrogate motherhood and discusses their impact at an individual, societal and global level. She describes the competing interests and interactions between legal, organisational, personal, social, psychological and cultural issues in relation to biological and genetic surrogate and commissioning parenthood. This book is intended for professionals, practitioners, academics and students interested in the complexities of unusual reproduction using multidisciplinary perspectives.

Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

  • Author: Michaela Kreyenfeld,Dirk Konietzka
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319446673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 370
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This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. The book offers readers such insights as the determinants of lifelong childlessness, whether governments can and should counteract increasing childlessness, how the phenomenon differs across social strata and the role economic uncertainties play. In addition, the book also examines life course dynamics and biographical patterns, assisted reproduction as well as the consequences of childlessness. Childlessness has been increasing rapidly in most European countries in recent decades. This book offers readers expert analysis into this issue from leading experts in the field of family behavior. From causes to consequences, it explores the many facets of childlessness throughout Europe to present a comprehensive portrait of this important demographic and sociological trend.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work–Family Interface

The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work–Family Interface

  • Author: Kristen M. Shockley,Winny Shen,Ryan C. Johnson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108245072
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface is a response to growing interest in understanding how people manage their work and family lives across the globe. Given global and regional differences in cultural values, economies, and policies and practices, research on work-family management is not always easily transportable to different contexts. Researchers have begun to acknowledge this, conducting research in various national settings, but the literature lacks a comprehensive source that aims to synthesize the state of knowledge, theoretical progression, and identification of the most compelling future research ideas within field. The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface aims to fill this gap by providing a single source where readers can find not only information about the general state of global work-family research, but also comprehensive reviews of region-specific research. It will be of value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners of applied and organizational psychology, management, and family studies.

Feeling Gender

Feeling Gender

A Generational and Psychosocial Approach

  • Author: Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349950823
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.​​​ Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses on generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational and longitudinal research, the book works with temporality as a theoretical as well as a methodological dimension. Theoretically it combines Raymond Williams' idea of "a structure of feeling" with the work of Eric Fromm, Hans Loewald, Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin.

Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80

Sexual State: Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80

Sexuality and Scottish Governance 1950-80

  • Author: Roger Davidson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748649433
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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This important book fills a gap in the study of modern Scottish, and British, Society, providing as it does a vital perspective on Scotland's sexual history and its political and social context. It is unique in exploring the period from 1950 to 1980, covering the immediate post-war and Scotland's sexual 'coming-of-age'. It charts a steady political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context. Davidson and Davis lead us through the Scottish sexual landscape leading up to the global crisis of HIV/AIDS, analysing post-war state policy towards issues such as abortion, family planning, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, sex education and sexual heath. Policy-makers, social historians, teachers and students alike will find this an invaluable resource on the study of sexuality and policy-making in modern society.

‘The Cruel Madness of Love’

‘The Cruel Madness of Love’

"Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930"

  • Author: Gayle Davis
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9401206317
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 292
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Against a backdrop of contemporary social and sexual concerns, and potent fears surrounding the moral and physical ‘degeneration’ of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century society, ‘The Cruel Madness of Love’ explores a critical period in the developing relationship between syphilis and insanity. General paralysis of the insane (GPI), the most commonly diagnosed of the neurosyphilitic disorders, has been devastating both in terms of its severity and incidence. Using the rich laboratory and asylum records of lowland Scotland as a case study, Gayle Davis examines the evolution of GPI as a disease category from a variety of perspectives: social, medical, and pathological. Through exploring case notes and the impact of new diagnostic techniques and therapies, such as the Wassermann Test and Malarial Therapy, the reader gains a unique insight into both patients and practitioners. Significant insights are gained into the socio–sexual background and medical experience of patients, as well as the clinical ideas and judgmental behaviour of the practitioners confronting this disease. ‘The Cruel Madness of Love’ will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the historical relationship between sexuality, morality and disease.

The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum

  • Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602063842
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 292
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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

  • Author: Tracey Loughran
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107128900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 303
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This book provides a thought-provoking exploration into the diagnosis of shell-shock and medical culture in First World War Britain.

Diaspora, Politics, and Globalization

Diaspora, Politics, and Globalization

  • Author: M. Laguerre
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403983321
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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Laguerre proposes a relationship among migrants and their home society that transcends current views in migration studies. The relationship among Haitians who live outside Haiti reflects a web rather than a radial relationship with the home country; Haitian migrants communicate among themselves and the home country simultaneously. In viewing the Haitian diaspora from a global perspective, the author reveals a new theory of interconnectedness in migration, which marks a significant move away from transnationalism.

Current Perspectives on Sexual Selection

Current Perspectives on Sexual Selection

What's left after Darwin?

  • Author: Thierry Hoquet
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9401795851
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 307
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This root-and-branch re-evaluation of Darwin’s concept of sexual selection tackles the subject from historical, epistemological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions from a wealth of disciplines have been marshaled for this volume, with key figures in behavioural ecology, philosophy, and the history of science adding to its wide-ranging relevance. Updating the reader on the debate currently live in behavioural ecology itself on the centrality of sexual selection, and with coverage of developments in the field of animal aesthetics, the book details the current state of play, while other chapters trace the history of sexual selection from Darwin to today and inquire into the neurobiological bases for partner choices and the comparisons between the hedonic brain in human and non-human animals. Welcome space is given to the social aspects of sexual selection, particularly where Darwin drew distinctions between eager males and coy females and rationalized this as evolutionary strategy. Also explored are the current definition of sexual selection (as opposed to natural selection) and its importance in today’s biological research, and the impending critique of the theory from the nascent field of animal aesthetics. As a comprehensive assessment of the current health, or otherwise, of Darwin’s theory, 140 years after the publication of his Descent of Man, the book offers a uniquely rounded view that asks whether ‘sexual selection’ is in itself a progressive or reactionary notion, even as it explores its theoretical relevance in the technical biological study of the twenty-first century.

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

  • Author: James Joyce
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026849841
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 900
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society

The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society

  • Author: Maurizio Meloni,John Cromby,Des Fitzgerald,Stephanie Lloyd
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137528796
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 941
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This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the often-fractured relationship between the study of biology and the study of society. Bringing together a compelling array of interdisciplinary contributions, the authors demonstrate how nuanced attention to both the biological and social sciences opens up novel perspectives upon some of the most significant sociological, anthropological, philosophical and biological questions of our era. The six sections cover topics ranging from genomics and epigenetics, to neuroscience and psychology to social epidemiology and medicine. The authors collaboratively present state-of-the-art research and perspectives in some of the most intriguing areas of what can be called biosocial and biocultural approaches, demonstrating how quickly we are moving beyond the acrimonious debates that characterized the border between biology and society for most of the twentieth century. This landmark volume will be an extremely valuable resource for scholars and practitioners in all areas of the social and biological sciences. The chapter 'Ten Theses on the Subject of Biology and Politics: Conceptual, Methodological, and Biopolitical Considerations' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. Versions of the chapters 'The Transcendence of the Social', 'Scrutinizing the Epigenetics Revolution', 'Species of Biocapital, 2008, and Speciating Biocapital, 2017' and 'Experimental Entanglements: Social Science and Neuroscience Beyond Interdisciplinarity' are available open access via third parties. For further information please see license information in the chapters or on link.springer.com.

Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

A Memoir

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1429900652
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel is a fierce, self-possessed child, schooling herself in "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay" and convinced that she will become a boy at age four. Catholic school comes as a rude distraction from her rich inner life. At home, where fathers and stepfathers come and go at strange, overlapping intervals, the keeping of secrets becomes a way of life. Her late teens bring her to law school in London and then to Sheffield; a lover and then a husband. She acquires a persistent pain-which also shifts and travels-that over the next decade will subject her to destructive drugs, patronizing psychiatry, and, finally, at age twenty-seven, to an ineffective and irrevocable surgery. There will be no children; instead she has "a ghost of possibility, a paper baby, a person who slipped between the lines." Hormone treatments alter her body beyond recognition. And in the middle of it all, she begins one novel, and then another. Hilary Mantel was born to write about the paradoxes that shimmer at the edges of our perception. Dazzling, wry, and visceral, Giving Up the Ghost is a deeply compelling book that will bring new converts to Mantel's dark genius.