This highly accessible text will be of interest to specialists and students in the areas of sociology and social theory, and history, as well as all those working in the area of gender studies who are concerned with issues of sexuality and ...
Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.
This book presents an imposingly broad and thorough grounding of the claim that the spread of thinking about sexual science as a distinctive set of intellectual and institutional practices was both remarkably global and complexly ...
Author: Veronika Fuechtner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Sex has no history, but sexual science does. Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German, British and American counterparts, and vice versa, sexuality, modernity, and imaginings of exotified “Others” became intimately linked. The first anthology to provide a worldwide perspective on the birth and development of the field, A Global History of Sexual Science contends that actors outside of Europe—in Asia, Latin America, and Africa—became important interlocutors in debates on prostitution, birth control or transvestitism. Ideas circulated through intellectual exchange, travel, and internationally produced and disseminated publications. Twenty scholars tackle specific issues, including the female orgasm and the criminalization of male homosexuality, to demonstrate how concepts and ideas introduced by sexual scientists gained currency throughout the modern world.
America , ” in his Making Trouble : Essays on Gay History , Politics , and the
University ( New 112. ... issues of gender Minority in the United States , 1940-
1970 and sexuality , see Robert Dean's Imperial ( Chicago : University of
Chicago Press ...
Author: Mathew Kuefler
Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education
Category: Health & Fitness
"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University
The book also includes a brand new chapter on sexuality in the 21st century and extended material on: · Scandinavia · The Mediterranean · Alternative Sexualities · Women's history and femininity Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern ...
Author: Annette F. Timm
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Through a blend of history and historiography, Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe provides a clear and concise introduction to gender history in the region. The detailed examples and engaging language make this a useful overview for students not only of gender history, but also of European history more widely, as considerations of gender illuminate our understanding of historical change and individual experience. In six thematic chapters that cover democracy and capitalism, imperialism and war, the authors explain how gender roles were socially constructed and how they influenced political and economic developments during the period. This new edition has been thoroughly re-edited and expanded to take account of ongoing methodological innovation and recent scholarship in the field. The book also includes a brand new chapter on sexuality in the 21st century and extended material on: · Scandinavia · The Mediterranean · Alternative Sexualities · Women's history and femininity Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe is a key text for all students of gender history and the history of modern Europe in general.
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Author: Roger N. Lancaster
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
An anthology of 37 recent essays exploring gender, sexuality, body politics, and race, highlighting feminist and lesbian/gay perspectives. They are arranged in sections titled Embodiments of History: Local Meanings, Global Economies; Making Marks and Drawing Boundaries: Corporate Practices; and Appropriations, Contestations, and Adaptations: Toward a History of the Present. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
What are the accomplishments of women’s and gender history? What are its shortcomings? What is its future?
Author: Pamela S. Nadell
Publisher: NYU Press
Making Women's Histories showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women’s history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women’s and gender history has made to and within national fields of study, and to what extent the wider historiography has integrated this new knowledge. What are the accomplishments of women’s and gender history? What are its shortcomings? What is its future? The contributors discuss their discovery of women’s histories,the multiple turns the field has taken, and how place affected the course of this scholarship. Noted scholars of women’s and gender history, they stand atop such historiographically-defined vantage points as Tsarist Russia, the British Empire in Egypt and India, Qing-dynasty China, and the U.S. roiling through the 1960s. From these and other peaks they gaze out at the world around them, surveying trajectories in the creation of women’s histories in recent and distant pasts and envisioning their futures.
This is a highly innovative study that will be of interest to intellectual historians of modern Britain and Europe, as well as historians of gender and sexuality.
Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Alternative Histories of the Self investigates how people re-imagined the idea of the unique self in the period from 1762 to 1917. Some used the notion of the unique self to justify their gender and sexual transgression, but others rejected the notion of the unique self and instead demanded the sacrifice of the self for the good of society. The substantial introductory chapter places these themes in the cultural context of the long nineteenth century, but the book as a whole represents an alternative method for studying the self. Instead of focusing on the thoughts of great thinkers, this book explores how five unusual individuals twisted conventional ideas of the self as they interpreted their own lives. These subjects include: * The Chevalièr/e d'Eon, a renegade diplomat who was outed as a woman * Anne Lister, who wrote coded diaries about her attraction to women * Richard Johnson, who secretly criticized the empire that he served * James Hinton, a Victorian doctor who publicly advocated philanthropy and privately supported polygamy * Edith Ellis, a socialist lesbian who celebrated the 'abnormal' These five case studies are skilfully used to explore how the notion of the unique individual was used to make sense of sexual or gender non-conformity. Yet this queer reading will go beyond same-sex desire to analyse the issue of secrets and privacy; for instance, what stigma did men who practiced or advocated unconventional relationships with women incur? Finally, Clark ties these unusual lives to the wider questions of ethics and social justice: did those who questioned sexual conventions challenge political traditions as well? This is a highly innovative study that will be of interest to intellectual historians of modern Britain and Europe, as well as historians of gender and sexuality.
The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights.
Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history. Not only has it been perceived, interpreted, and represented differently in different epochs, but it has also been lived differently, brought into being within widely dissimilar material cultures, subjected to various technologies and means of control, and incorporated into different rhythms of production and consumption, pleasure and pain. The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights. They belong to a new historical endeavor that derives partly from the crossing of historical with anthropological investigations, partly from social historians' deepening interest in culture, partly from the thematization of the body in modern philosophy (especially phenomenology), and partly from the emphasis on gender, sexuality, and women's history that large numbers of feminist scholars have brought to all disciplines.
The book introduces the concept of "twilight moments" to describe activities seen as shameful or dishonorable, but which were tolerated when concealed by shadows, and integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, as well ...
Author: Anna Clark
A sweeping survey of sexuality in Europe from the Greeks to the present, Desire: A History of European Sexuality follows changing attitudes to two major concepts of sexual desire – desire as dangerous, polluting, and disorderly, and desire as creative, transcendent, even revolutionary – through the major turning points of European history. Chronological in structure, and wide ranging in scope, Desire addresses such topics as sex in ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, sexual contact and culture clash in Spain and colonial Mesoamerica, new attitudes toward sexuality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and sex in Bolshevik Russia and Nazi Germany. The book introduces the concept of "twilight moments" to describe activities seen as shameful or dishonorable, but which were tolerated when concealed by shadows, and integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, as well as exploring the emotions of love and lust as well as the politics of sex and personal experiences. This new edition has been updated to include a new chapter on sex and imperialism and expanded discussions of Islam and trans issues. Drawing on a rich array of sources, including poetry, novels, pornography, and film, as well as court records, autobiographies, and personal letters, and written in a lively, engaging style, Desire remains an essential resource for scholars and students of the history of European sexuality, as well as women’s and gender history, social and cultural history and LGBTQ history.
politics ” is being practiced by youth , former movimientistas and sectors of the
community across class and gender lines that ... By confronting more directly the
nature of in - group differences based on gender and sexuality , as well as
Men as success objects . Utne Reader , pp . 810 – 884 . Fausto - Sterling , A . (
2000 ) . Sexing the body : Gender politics and the construction of sexuality . New
York : Basic Books . Feinberg , L . ( 1996 ) . Transgender warriors : Making history
Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Category: Family & Relationships
The Fourth Edition has been updated, expanded, and reorganized to reflect the changing field of relational communication. New essays address emerging topics such as anti-comforting messages, friendship in urban tribes, and discourse-dependent families. The new edition also contains a new section on the dark side of communication with articles on topics such as lying and irresolvable conflicts. Three out of four of the essays in the technology section are new, reflecting current thinking in Internet-based interpersonal relationships, communication norms in an online support group, and how student use of technology challenges existent communication theories. A complete subject index has been added. The book also features a new accompanying Instructor's Manual. between basic communication competencies and relationships; feature a developmental approach in terms of initiating, sustaining, and ending relationships; and, reflect direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendship, and technology; explore issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life. The editors Galvin and Cooper maintain a similar framework as featured in previous editions, using gender, family, and culture as lenses through which to view and make sense of relational communication.
In this long-awaited book, David M. Halperin revisits and refines the argument he put forward in his classic One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: that hetero- and homosexuality are not biologically constituted but are, instead, historically ...
Author: David M. Halperin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In this long-awaited book, David M. Halperin revisits and refines the argument he put forward in his classic One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: that hetero- and homosexuality are not biologically constituted but are, instead, historically and culturally produced. How to Do the History of Homosexuality expands on this view, updates it, answers its critics, and makes greater allowance for continuities in the history of sexuality. Above all, Halperin offers a vigorous defense of the historicist approach to the construction of sexuality, an approach that sets a premium on the description of other societies in all their irreducible specificity and does not force them to fit our own conceptions of what sexuality is or ought to be. Dealing both with male homosexuality and with lesbianism, this study imparts to the history of sexuality a renewed sense of adventure and daring. It recovers the radical design of Michel Foucault's epochal work, salvaging Foucault's insights from common misapprehensions and making them newly available to historians, so that they can once again provide a powerful impetus for innovation in the field. Far from having exhausted Foucault's revolutionary ideas, Halperin maintains that we have yet to come to terms with their startling implications. Exploring the broader significance of historicizing desire, Halperin questions the tendency among scholars to reduce the history of sexuality to a mere history of sexual classifications instead of a history of human subjectivity itself. Finally, in a theoretical tour de force, Halperin offers an altogether new strategy for approaching the history of homosexuality—one that can accommodate both ruptures and continuities, both identity and difference in sexual experiences across time and space. Impassioned but judicious, controversial but deeply informed, How to Do the History of Homosexuality is a book rich in suggestive propositions as well as eye-opening details. It will prove to be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of sexuality.
And Cynthia Fuchs Epstein , in Deceptive Distinctions : Theory and Research on
Sex , Gender , and the Social Order , observes that ... Laqueur's history of sexual
difference falls seriously short in its failure to give more than passing reference to
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Informed and fascinating, Discriminating Sex reconsiders the origins and expression of racial stereotyping in an American city.
Author: Amy Sueyoshi
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
Freewheeling sexuality and gender experimentation defined the social and moral landscape of 1890s San Francisco. Middle class whites crafting titillating narratives on topics such as high divorce rates, mannish women, and extramarital sex centered Chinese and Japanese immigrants in particular. Amy Sueyoshi draws on everything from newspapers to felony case files to oral histories in order to examine how whites' pursuit of gender and sexual fulfillment gave rise to racial caricatures. As she reveals, white reporters, writers, artists, and others conflated Chinese and Japanese, previously seen as two races, into one. There emerged the Oriental--a single pan-Asian American stereotype weighted with sexual and gender meaning. Sueyoshi bridges feminist, queer, and ethnic studies to show how the white quest to forge new frontiers in gender and sexual freedom reinforced--and spawned--racial inequality through the ever evolving Oriental. Informed and fascinating, Discriminating Sex reconsiders the origins and expression of racial stereotyping in an American city.
Suppose you found a way to make it so that all people were born and grew up
heterosexual . Would you do it ? Why or why ... MARCUS , E . ( 1992 ) Making
History : The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights . New York :
Author: Janell L. Carroll
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
An undergraduate text incorporating the 1994 NORC study on American sexuality and updates on contraceptive research and infertility techniques. Chapters on subjects including gender roles, biology, STDs and AIDS, and power and coercion contain learning aids such as Q&A sections throughout; boxed fea
“'Gender' for a Marxist Dictionary: The Sexual Politics of a Word.” In Simians ...
Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History.
Chicago: ... Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge,
Author: Benjamin H. Dunning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.
Author: Horacio Nelson Roque RamirezPublish On: 2002
Queer Latina/Latino History and Memory, San Francisco Bay Area, 1960s-1990s
Horacio Nelson Roque Ramirez ... Pushed out by political turmoil , precarious
family circumstances , or outright hostility to their gender and sexuality , many
found in San Francisco an opportunity to leave ... In Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman ( Boston : Beacon Press ,
1996 ) , x .
ordinarily used to frame Hausa conversations and discourses on sex and gender,
women and marriage into written words that recorded the voices and opinions of
women. WIVES AND MARRIAGE: MEN TELL THEIR STORIES Men's problems ...