What does not exist does not need a name, and what has no name does not exist. This is the starting thesis of Mithu M. Sanyal's groundbreaking study on the vulva. She searches for the history of the vulva and comes across almost sacred appreciation as well as hateful defamation in forgotten sources.
She tells of Baubo, who saved humanity in Greek mythology by revealing her genitals, finds numerous depictions even in medieval art, goes into violent mutilations as well as the fashion for vaginal rejuvenation, examines veil dancing and striptease as well as the subversive performance artists Valie Export or Annie Sprinkle. A pioneering work of cultural history for readers of all genders. Entertaining, intelligent, provocative, necessary.
Mithu M. Sanyal, born 1971, lives in Düsseldorf. She holds a doctorate in cultural studies and works as a journalist and book author. Her most recent publication was: "Rape. Aspects of a Crime", Edition Nautilus 2016.
-Publisher: Wagenbach, Verlag Klaus; Updated edition (13 March 2017).
-Paperback: 256 pages
-Dimensions: 12.1 x 2.2 x 19 cm