The Invention of Heterosexual Culture [NOOK Book]


The rise of heterosexual culture and the resistance it met from feudal lords, church fathers, and the medical profession.
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The Invention of Heterosexual Culture

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The rise of heterosexual culture and the resistance it met from feudal lords, church fathers, and the medical profession.
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"The author writes lucidly and engagingly, and succeeds in making heterosexual culture visible across a longue durée. In a final lively chapter, he demonstrates how, in the 20th century, even educationalists got in on the act, participating in the progressive
"heterosexualization" of French culture by, among other things, promoting eco-education over single-sex schooling… This ability to synthesise and to range widely sets Tin's book apart from previous studies aimed at divesting heterosexuality of its magic and claims to universality."
Times Higher Education

The MIT Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262305013
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 281 KB

Meet the Author

Louis-Georges Tin, born in Martinique and now living in Paris, lectures in the arts faculty at the University of Orléans. He is the editor of The Dictionary of Homophobia, the founder of the Paris-based IDAHO Committee, which coordinates International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and cofounder and spokesman for the Representative Council of Black Associations (CRAN).

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I Chivalric Opposition to Heterosexual Culture 1

1 The Middle Ages: From a Homosocial to a Heterosexual Culture 3

2 The Renaissance: The Continuing Conflict between Homosocial Tradition and Heterosexual Culture 33

3 The Seventeenth Century: The Triumph of Heterosexual Culture over Chivalric Opposition 47

Part II Ecclesiastical Opposition to Heterosexual Culture 51

4 The Medieval Church versus the Heterosexual Couple 53

5 The Renaissance: The Enduring Conflict between the Church and Heterosexual Culture 73

6 The Seventeenth Century: The Triumph of Heterosexual Culture over Ecclesiastical Opposition 93

7 The Twentieth Century: The Last Traces of Clerical Opposition 101

Part III Medical Opposition to Heterosexual Culture 113

8 Heterosexual Love and Medieval and Renaissance Medicine 115

9 The Seventeenth Century: From Lovesickness to Curative Love 125

10 The Twentieth Century: The Last Traces of Medical Opposition 129

Conclusion 155

Notes 165

Select Bibliography 179

About the Author 183

Index 185

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