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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Making Sexual History

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745669083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • File size: 495 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Weeks is Dean of South Bank University and Professor of Sociology
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Sexual History.

Part I: Contested Knowledge: Writers on Sexuality:.

1. Havelock Ellis and the Politics of Sex Reform.

2. Mary McIntosh and the Homosexual Role.

3. Dennis Altman and the politics of (Homo)sexual liberation.

4. Guy Hocquenghem and Homosexual Desire.

5. Foucault for Historians.

Part II: Histories of Sexuality:.

6. Sexuality and History Revisited.

7. AIDS and the Regulation of Sexuality.

8. An Unfinished Revolution: Sexuality in the 20th Century.

Part III: Making History: .

9. The Idea of a Sexual Community.

10. Community Responses to HIV and AIDS.

11. Everyday Experiments: Narratives of Non-Heterosexual Relationships.

12. Millennium Blues and Beyond: sexuality at the fin de millennium.


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