Palgrave Advances In The Modern History Of Sexuality

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This book offers an overview of approaches, methods, recent work and major debates in the history of sexuality. The two decades since the publication of Michel Foucault's seminal History of Sexuality have witnessed both a proliferation of empirical and theoretical historical studies and an increasing divergence in approaches to the writing of histories of sexuality in Europe and North America. Yet while these centrifugal trajectories have been identified in many edited collections, there has been no coherent ...

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Overview

This book offers an overview of approaches, methods, recent work and major debates in the history of sexuality. The two decades since the publication of Michel Foucault's seminal History of Sexuality have witnessed both a proliferation of empirical and theoretical historical studies and an increasing divergence in approaches to the writing of histories of sexuality in Europe and North America. Yet while these centrifugal trajectories have been identified in many edited collections, there has been no coherent attempt to address, or draw together, this diversity of practice and methodology. This collection aims to do just this, drawing on contributions from a range of scholars, each examining the past, present and future of the exploration of sex, as a social, cultural and historical phenomenon.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403912893
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Palgrave Advances Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Houlbrook is at New College, Oxford. Harry Cocks is in the Department of History, Birkbeck College.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Histories and Concepts of Sexuality
• Religion and Spirituality
• Cities/Space/Subculture
• Crime and the Law
• Medicine/Science/Psychiatry
• Pornography and Obscenity
• Population/Demography
• The Politics of Marriage and Reproduction
• Prostitution
• Race and Empire
• Cross Dressing and Transgender
• Childhood Sexuality and Intergenerational Sex
• Sexuality, Citizenship and the Nation

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