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The body embarrassed : drama and the disciplines of shame in early modern England

Author: Gail Kern Paster
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Men and women in early modern Europe experienced their bodies very differently from the ways in which contemporary men and women do. In this challenging and innovative book, Gail Kern Paster examines representations of the body in Elizabethan-Jacobean drama in the light of humoral medical theory, tracing the connections between the history of the visible social body and the history of the subject's body as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paster, Gail Kern.
Body embarrassed.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)622494666
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Kern Paster
ISBN: 0801427762 9780801427763 0801480604 9780801480607
OCLC Number: 26800003
Description: xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Civilizing the Humoral Body --
1. Leaky Vessels: The Incontinent Women of City Comedy --
2. Laudable Blood: Bleeding, Difference, and Humoral Embarrassment --
3. Covering His Ass: The Scatological Imperatives of Comedy --
4. Complying With the Dug: Narratives of Birth and the Reproduction of Shame --
5. Quarreling With the Dug, Or I Am Glad You Did Not Nurse Him.
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: Gail Kern Paster.

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Men and women in early modern Europe experienced their bodies very differently from the ways in which contemporary men and women do. In this challenging and innovative book, Gail Kern Paster examines  Read more...

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