Reclaiming Sodom

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Reclaiming Sodom explores alternatives to thes force of the Sodomitic biblical narrative in Islamic, non-western, and western traditions, and discusses the ways in which sodomy calls into question normative definitions of sexuality and gender. The collection pursues the "pleasures and dangers" of these alternatives, and takes on Proust's refusal to imagine a social movement founded on the "stigma" of Sodom.

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Overview

Reclaiming Sodom explores alternatives to thes force of the Sodomitic biblical narrative in Islamic, non-western, and western traditions, and discusses the ways in which sodomy calls into question normative definitions of sexuality and gender. The collection pursues the "pleasures and dangers" of these alternatives, and takes on Proust's refusal to imagine a social movement founded on the "stigma" of Sodom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415907552
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/14/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Genesis 19 25
Sodom as Nexus: The Web of Design in Biblical Narrative 28
The Age of Sodomitical Sin, 1607-1740 43
Arab Civilization and Male Love (trans. Winston Leyland) 59
Sexual Subordination: Institutionalized Homosexuality and Social Control in Melanesia 66
Man Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians 95
Black Bodies/White Trials 106
Bowers v. Hardwick 117
Out in the City 143
The Politics of the Closet: Towards Equal Protection for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity 145
The Marquis de Sade, from Philosophy in the Bedroom (trans. Richard Seaver and Austryn Wainhouse) 207
Her Body, Mine, and His 216
The Philosopher-Villain (trans. Alphonso Lingis) 221
Towards an Irrecuperable Pederasty (trans. Chris Fox) 233
Reclaiming Sodom 247
Is the Rectum a Grave? 249
Seeing Things: Representation, the Scene of Surveillance and the Spectacle of Gay Male Sex 265
Evidence: 1870 288
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