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Bad examples: children, servants and masturbation in nineteenth-century France

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This article examines a corpus of nineteenth-century French instructional texts offering guidance to bourgeois readers on the training and governance of domestic servants, and focuses on how these texts construct the relationship between servants and children in such a way as to sexualize both. Operating within a broadly Foucauldian paradigm, the article considers how masturbation appears as the ultimate symbol of sexual knowledge in the period. Like much of the contemporaneous medical writin...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.7560/JHS22302

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Texas Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the History of Sexuality Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
403-425
Publication date:
2013-09-01
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EISSN:
1535-3605
ISSN:
1043-4070
Source identifiers:
612680
Pubs id:
pubs:612680
UUID:
uuid:35c709b4-5853-4078-8b0d-03105dae6aae
Local pid:
pubs:612680
Deposit date:
2016-04-01

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