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Making Sexual History / Edition 1
     

Making Sexual History / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Weeks
 

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ISBN-10: 0745621147

ISBN-13: 9780745621142

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality. This new book brings together some of his most important work on the changing patterns of our sexual and intimate lives today.

The first part of the book discusses writers on sexuality, from Havelock Ellis to more

Overview

Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality. This new book brings together some of his most important work on the changing patterns of our sexual and intimate lives today.

The first part of the book discusses writers on sexuality, from Havelock Ellis to more recent influential thinkers such as Michel Foucault. Jeffrey Weeks gives an account of the social and political context in which they wrote, and assesses how their work has shaped our concepts of sexuality and intimacy. The second part of the book explores the ways in which sociologists and historians have been rethinking sexuality, and how 'the erotic' is being reinvented by new sexual and social movements. He examines the impact of AIDS as well as the gradual changes which have transformed personal lives in this century, and concludes with a review of attitudes and ideas at the end of the millennium.

This highly accessible text will be of interest to specialists and students in the areas of sociology and social theory, and history, as well as all those working in the area of gender studies who are concerned with issues of sexuality and intimate life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745621142
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsvii
Introduction: Making Sexual History1
Part IContested Knowledge: Writers on Sexuality15
1Havelock Ellis and the Politics of Sex-Reform17
2Mary Mclntosh and the 'Homosexual Role'53
3Dennis Altman and the Politics of (Homo)Sexual Liberation75
4Guy Hocquenghem and Homosexual Desire86
5Foucault for Historians106
Part IIHistories of Sexuality123
6Sexuality and History Revisited125
7AIDS and the Regulation of Sexuality142
8An Unfinished Revolution: Sexuality in the Twentieth Century163
Part IIIMaking History179
9The Idea of a Sexual Community181
10Community Responses to HIV and AIDS: The 'De-Gaying' and 'Re-Gaying' of AIDS194
11Everyday Experiments: Narratives of Non-Heterosexual Relationships212
12Millennium Blues and Beyond: Sexuality at the Fin de Millennium233
Index247

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