Homosexuality in Modern France (Studies in the History of Sexuality Series)

Homosexuality in Modern France (Studies in the History of Sexuality Series)

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Oxford University Press, USA

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Homosexuality in Modern France (Studies in the History of Sexuality Series)

Research in the Field of Gay and Lesbian Studies has exploded in recent years, but the books published to date focus more on literary than historical issues, and concentrate more on the United States and Great Britain than the rest of the world. Given the role of gays and lesbians in modern French culture, not to mention the importance of the work of French scholars on the history of sexuality, France has been underrepresented in recent publications on both sides of the Atlantic. This exciting collection is the first attempt in any language to explore this subject over three centuries from a variety of perspectives. Based on archival research textual analysis, Homosexuality in Modern France examines the realities and representations of same-sex sexuality in France in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, the period that witnessed the emergence of "homosexuality" in the modern sense of the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780195093032
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Series: Studies in the History of Sexuality Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile: 1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1.The Enlightenment Confronts Homosexuality8
2.The Marquis de Villette and Mademoiselle de Raucourt: Representations of Male and Female Sexual Deviance in Late Eighteenth-century France30
3.Pass as a Woman, Act like a Man: Marie-Antoinette as Tribade in the Pornography of the French Revolution54
4.The Regulation of Male Homosexuality in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, 1789-181580
5.Creating Boundaries: Homosexuality and the Changing Social Order in France, 1830-1870102
6.Love and Death in Gay Paris: Homosexuality and Criminality in the 1870s128
7.Pointy Penises, Fashion Crimes, and Hysterical Mollies: The Pederasts' Inversions146
8.Invisible Women: Lesbian Working-class Culture in France, 1880-1930177
9.Natalism, Homosexuality, and the Controversy over Corydon202
10.Michel Foucault's Sexuality and the History of Homosexuality in France225

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