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
Books by Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Interviews with Faramerz Dabhoiwala
The roots of our (generally) open attitude to sex lie not in the sixties but the 1760s, says the historian and author of The Origins of Sex, who explores this earlier sexual revolution through its literature.
Interviews where books by Faramerz Dabhoiwala were recommended
Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social Sense
by William Tullett
Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography
by Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully
The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution
by Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Sleep in Early Modern England
by Sasha Handley
The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris
by Colin Jones
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.