Book reviews

Burgnard Sylvie, 2015, Produire, diffuser et contester les savoirs sur le sexe. Une sociohistoire de la sexualité dans la Genève des années 1970 [Producing, disseminating and contesting established knowledge about sex. A socio-history of sexuality in Geneva in the 1970s], Bern, Peter Lang S.A. Éditions scientifiques internationales, Population, famille et société, vol. 20, XVI+368 p.

Cécile Thomé  By the same author


Sylvie Burgnard’s work is situated at the intersection of history and sociology. She puts forward an analysis of knowledge about sexuality at a given time – the 1970s – and place: Romandy, or the French-speaking part of Switzerland, specifically, the city of Geneva. Her analysis is based on public and private archives as well as medical publications, women’s magazines of the time, and a few (…)