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The Sex Doll

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The Sex Doll by Anthony Ferguson
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Description

This scholarly study of the centuries-long history of fornicatory dolls examines the enduring obsession with creating an idealized, silent female sexual object and the manifestations of this desire through the ages in mythology, literature, art, philosophy and science. This particular sexual impulse has been expressed in a great variety of forms such as statues, mannequins, sex dolls, and gynoids (robots). In particular this study focuses on the evolution of the sex doll through its original incarnation as a sack cloth effigy, through the marketing of inflatable dolls, to the current elaborate cyber-technology figures, in an attempt to discover the hidden drives and desires which fuel this ongoing fantasy of creating a perfect, powerless, silent partner.

Author Biography

A member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, Anthony Ferguson is a government project officer in Western Australia.
Release date Australia
August 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
22 photographs, filmography
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
236
Dimensions
153x229x14
ISBN-13
9780786447947
Product ID
4050021

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