Bad Girls details how young women and girls in the 1940s and 1950s pursued new sexual freedoms.
Tag: cultural history
Concerns about sexualisation of young women appear even in the late Middle Ages.
Michelle Lynn Kahn “Are you safe?” Emails from loved ones flooded my inbox the first days of 2016. All assumed the worst-case scenario: that I was among the victims of the coordinated sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve at the Central Train Station in Cologne, Germany, where I am writing […]
Heike Bauer A new collection of essays I edited, Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World (Temple UP, 2015) shows that the emergence of modern sexuality was a global phenomenon. The book examines the contemporaneous emergence of sexual science in Europe, Asia, Peru, and the Middle […]
As Movember passes into Decembeard, Notches is showcasing some of our great publications that reflect upon the significance of sex, sexuality, and the bearded face. Taken together, these four posts illuminate the powerful meanings associated with facial hair, its employment in policing gender and sexuality, and how it fits into broader national and political questions that […]
Scandal erupted in a Philadelphia marketplace one Saturday morning in August 1839.
Expressing interest in both the history of food and the history of sexuality still has the power to raise eyebrows.