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Robert Darby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'd like to arrange a series of retrospective reviews of some of the classic studies in the history of sexuality, perhaps beginning with Havelock Ellis and then moving through the work of Marie Stopes, Norman Haire, Alfred Kinsey, Wayland Young, Alex Comfort, and Vern Bullough, to name a few.
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Histsex
Australian and New Zealand History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
"Been there, done that: Thoughts on the proposition that yet more circumcision can save the world from AIDS", Australian Quarterly, Vol. 74. No. 5, Sept-Oct 2002
"Medical history and medical practice: Persistent myths about the foreskin", Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 178, 17 February 2003
"Treating phimosis", Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 178, 2 June 2003
"Circumcision as a preventive of masturbation: A review of the historiography", Journal of Social History, Vol. 36, Spring 2003.
"‘An oblique and slovenly initiation’: The circumcision episode in Tristram Shandy", Eighteenth Century Life, Vol. 27, Spring 2003.
"Where doctors differ: The debate on circumcision as a protection against syphilis, 1855-1914", Social History of Medicine, Vol. 16, Spring 2003
"Captivity and captivation: Gullivers in Brobdingnag", Eighteenth Century Life, Vol. 27, Fall 2003
"A post-modernist theory of wanking", review article of Thomas Laqueur, Solitary sex: A cultural history of masturbation, in Journal of Social History, Vol. 38, September 2004.
"William Acton’s antipodean disciples: A colonial perspective on his theories of male sexual (dys)function", Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol 13, April 2004
"Male circumcision and risk of HIV-1 infection", The Lancet, Vol. 363, June 12, 2004, p. 1997
"Pathologising male sexuality: Lallemand, spermatorrhoea and the rise of circumcision", Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Vol. 60, July 2005, pp. 283-319
"The sorcerer's apprentice: Why can't we stop circumcising boys?", Contexts magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2005.
"The riddle of the sands: Circumcision, history and myth", New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol. 118, 15 July 2005
"AIDS and society in Tanzania", review article of Philip Setel, A plague of paradoxes: AIDS, culture and demography in northern Tanzania, in Archives of Sexual Behaviour, December 2005 (forthcoming)
A surgical temptation: The demonization of the foreskin and the rise of circumcision in Britain (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005)