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Sexualities in History: A Reader: A Reader [NOOK Book]

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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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Sexualities in History: A Reader: A Reader

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135304836
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Sexuality and History Revisited
2 Forgetting Foucault: Acts, Identities, and the History of Sexuality
3 Bodies That Don't Matter: Heterosexuality before Heterosexuality in Gottfried's Tristan
4 "Ut cum muliere": A Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London
5 Gender and Generation: Representing Reproduction in Early Modern England
6 Bodies and Minds: Sexuality and Renunciation in Early Christianity
7 Family Life and the Regulation of Deviance
8 Sexuality in California's Franciscan Missions: Cultural Perceptions and Historical Realities
9 Redefining Sex in Eighteenth-Century England
10 Sex for Thought
11 Parasexuality and Glamour: The Victorian Barmaid as Cultural Prototype
12 Anne Lister's Construction of Lesbian Identity
13 Richard von Krafft-Ebing's "Step-Children of Nature": Psychiatry and the Making of Homosexual Identity
14 Trade, Wolves, and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood
15 Toward a "Value-Free" Science of Sex: The Kinsey Reports
16 Negotiating Sex and Gender in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
17 AIDS and the Discursive Construction of Homosexuality
18 Regulated Passions: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sexual Addiction
19 Hottentot 2000: Jennifer Lopez and Her Butt
20 Leatherdyke Boys and Their Daddies: How to Have Sex without Women or Men
21 The Game Girls of VNS Matrix: Challenging Gendered Identities in Cyberspace
Notes on the Contributors
Permissions Acknowledgments
Index
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