Sep 8, 2008

Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid

Lisa Moore, "Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid"
NYU Press | ISBN-10: 0814757189 | July 1, 2007 | 256 pages | PDF | 1.3MB

Drawn from fifteen years of research, Sperm Counts examines historical and scientific documents, children's "facts of life" books, pornography, the Internet, forensic transcripts and sex worker narratives to explain how semen got so complicated. Among other things, understanding how we produce, represent, deploy and institutionalize semen-biomedically, socially and culturally-provides valuable new perspectives on the changing social position of men and the evolving meanings of masculinity. Ultimately, as Moore reveals, sperm is intimately involved in not only the physical reproduction of males and females, but in how we come to understand ourselves as men and women.

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