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Jun 14, 2022 | ISBN 9780262543675

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“. . . warmly recommended, especially to young researchers facing challenges in their choices of obscure, poorly documented topics.”
H-Sci-Med-Tech

Table Of Contents

Series Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: “The Beginning of the Modern Sex Doll”–Imagining the History of Sex Tech 1
I Searching for the Very First Sex Doll 29
1 Contemporary Tales of the Dames de Voyage: The History of an Imagined History 31
2 How Fantasy Became History: The Dames de Voyage in Pseudoscience, Erotica, and Advertising 59
3 The Birth of the Dames de Voyage: From Sex Workers to the Sexual Technologies of Sailors 89
4 “All Is Rubber!”: The Femmes en Caoutchouc and the Actual Origins of the Commercial Sex Doll 115
II Interrogating the Story of the Very First Sex Doll 147
5 Making Sex Tech Masculine, Making Sex Tech Straight: The Disavowal and Return of Femininity and Queerness 149
6 From Bamboo Lovers to Undersea Kingdoms: Colonialism and Race in Stories of Sailors’ Sex Dolls 171
7 Legitimizing Sex with Technology: Prisoners, Nazis, Misogynists, and the Origin Stories that Go Untold 193
Conclusion: Reclaiming the Dames de Voyage–The Feminist Potential of a Fictional Past 213
Notes 227
Index 275

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