Making Sexual History

Making Sexual History

by Jeffrey Weeks
     
 

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Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.See more details below

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Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.

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"For more than two decades, internationally acclaimed Britishtheorist and historian, Jeffrey Weeks, has been making sexualhistories of the most inspirational, intelligent and incisive sort.This magnificent selection of essays on subjects ranging fromsexual science to queer theory, from moral panics to sexualsolidarities distils the cumulative wisdom and distinctive visionthat permeate his substantial oeuvre. With sobered, but sustaining,optimism, Weeks meticulously guides readers through theintellectual and social thickets of the wild and wondrous landscapeof the last century of modern Western sexual history, theory andpolitics. Transcending the fractious polarities of contemporarysexual ideologies, this lucid, accessible book convincingly modelsits author's central thesis: one of the crucial ways we make sexualhistory is by thinking and writing new sexual ethics, imaginationsand practices into existence. Making Sexual History "goesall the way" to write new sexual and social thrills into our livesas we face the new millennium." Judith Stacey, StreisandProfessor of Contemporary Gender Studies, University of SouthernCalifornia

"Jeff Weeks is the doyen of history of sexuality in Britain. His1979 volume Sex, Politics and Society remains a foundationaltext. Indeed the historian working in this field in modern Britainsometimes feels that any contribution made is no more than afootnote to Weeks or an expansion of points he has alreadymade.Making Sexual History presents a broad range of Week'swritings, gathered from a range of material previously published indiverse locations between 1977 and 1999" Lesley A. Hall,Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine,Midland History

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ISBN-13:
9780745669083
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
266
File size:
1 MB

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