Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Faramerz Dabhoiwala

Faramerz Dabhoiwala is Senior History Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford University. His book The Origins of Sex examines how the emergence of radical new ideas between 1600 and 1800 came to forge the modern culture of sex, and how that new culture was a central part of the Enlightenment

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The best books on The Body, recommended by Karen Harvey

We assume that many of our bodily functions—sleeping and smiling, for example—are ‘natural’ and culturally invariant. But their characteristics and expression are heavily influenced by their cultural milieu. Professor Karen Harvey explains how attitudes to the body in the 18th century were radically rethought in the light of changing scientific and cultural views of its nature and function.

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