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Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)

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Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse) by Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
English | October 28th, 2016 | ISBN: 0889774234 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 1.00 MB

Contributors to Virgin Envy examine everything from the medieval romance to Bollywood films to True Blood and Twilight, to destabilize the many "certainties" about sexual purity. In particular, the hymen is called into question. How is virginity determined for those without a hymen? How do we account for the way in which the "geography of the hymen" has changed over the course of history? And what about male and queer virginity? Issues of commodification, postcoloniality, and religious diversity are also addressed.

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