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Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality
     

Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality

by M. Houlbrook
 

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Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of historical debate in the history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter explores in detail one theme, such as race, pornography, marriage, science or religion, which historians have seen as essential to writing the history of sexuality. The

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Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of historical debate in the history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter explores in detail one theme, such as race, pornography, marriage, science or religion, which historians have seen as essential to writing the history of sexuality. The book therefore not only offers a broad introduction to the state of the art, but also suggests new directions for research and debate.

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006

'This stunning new collection of essays does not merely introduce newcomers to the field of the history of sexuality, but serves as a wake-up call for students and professional historians alike to rethink the very way we approach the sexual lives of individuals of the past. By replacing the all-too-familiar chronological format with a bold organizational strategy around several key concepts-such as law, medicine, the urban, demography, and religion-this innovative, pioneering volume examines past and present critical engagements with sexual history and, most importantly, suggests how we might shape the discipline's future.' - Laura Doan, Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies, University of Manchester, UK

'Provocative and engaging, this collection goes well beyond a state-of-the-field summarization to pose new questions and propose new directions in the history of sexuality. Thematically organized, authored by veterans as well as rising young scholars, the chapters demonstrate the great range of concerns and variety of approaches in this complex, growing area of study. This is an immensely useful, illuminating text.' - John Howard, Professor of American Studies, King's College London, UK

'This collection constitutes a welcome addition to the literature. It will serve students and scholars alike, by providing an introduction and up-to-date guide to the salient methods and debates within the history of sexuality.' - Katherine Crawford, European History Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403912893
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Palgrave Advances Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH CLEMENT Assistant Professor in US Women's History, University of Utah, USA
HERA COOK Lecturer in History, University of Birmingham, UK
MATT COOK Lecturer in History, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
ROSS FORMAN Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London, UK
LOUISE JACKSON Lecturer in History, School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
SARAH LEONARD Assistant Professor of History, Simmons College, Boston, USA
ALISON ORAM Reader in Women's Studies, Centre for Research in Women's Studies, University College Northampton, UK
GEORGE ROBB Professor of History, William Paterson University of New Jersey, USA
CHRIS WATERS Hans W. Gatzke '38 Professor of Modern European History, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA

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