Impotence: A Cultural History


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As anyone who has watched television in recent years can attest, we live in the age of Viagra. From Bob Dole to Mike Ditka to late-night comedians, our culture has been engaged in one long, frank, and very public talk about impotence--and our newfound pharmaceutical solutions. But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence , the first cultural history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been a recurrent topic since the dawn of human culture. Drawing on a dazzling range of sources from across ...

Impotence: A Cultural History 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226500768