Sexualities in History: A Reader

Sexualities in History: A Reader

by Kim M. Phillips
     
 

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Over the past twenty years, historians have overturned nearly everything we once took for granted about human sexuality. Gender, sexual orientation, "deviance," and even the biology of sex have been unmasked for what they are-historically specific, culturally contested, and above all, unstable constructions.See more details below

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Over the past twenty years, historians have overturned nearly everything we once took for granted about human sexuality. Gender, sexual orientation, "deviance," and even the biology of sex have been unmasked for what they are-historically specific, culturally contested, and above all, unstable constructions.

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David Levine
Sex is, perhaps, the least interesting aspect of the history of sexuality. As this collection makes clear, sexual behaviors and mentalities are embedded in systems of power and that connection provides the common thread which Barry Reay and Kim Phillips have used to draw together a diverse and suggestive collection of writings. Sexualities in History provides a marvelous introduction to a subject that is as strangely complex as we are.
Timothy Gilfoyle
This will be the standard account for. . .years after it is published. . . .I am confident that Sexualities in History will have a long and fruitful life in and out of the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135304836
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
File size:
2 MB

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