Sexualities in History: A Reader

Author(s): Kim M. Phillips & Barry Reay (eds)


This volume is a multidisciplinary collection of key articles by prominent scholars that looks at the constantly shifting meanings, languages, and practices of western sexualities. It offers a sustained exploration of sex as a social, cultural, and historical construction.

Contents: Part 1. Rethinking Sex 1. Sexuality and History Revisited, Jeffrey Weeks; 2. Forgetting Foucault: Acts, Identities, and the History of Sexuality, David M. Halperin; Part 2. Sexing the Body 3. Bodies That Don't Matter: Heterosexuality Before Heterosexuality in Gottfried's Tristan, James A. Schultz; 4. Ut cum muliere: A Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London, Ruth Mazo Karras and David Lorenzo Boyd; 5. Gender and Generation: Representing Reproduction in Early Modern England, Mary Fissell; Part 3. Controlling Sex 6. Bodies and Minds: Sexuality and Regulation of Deviance, John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman; 8. Sexuality in California's Franciscan Missions: Cultural Perceptions and Historical Realities, Albert Hurtado; Part 4. Redefining Sex 9. Redefining Sex in Eighteenth-Century England, Tim Hitchcock; 10. Sex for Thought, Robert Darnton; 11. Parasexuality and Glamour: The Victorian Barmaid as Cultural Prototype, Peter Bailey; Part 5. 12. Anee Lister's Construction of Lesbian Identity, Anna Clark; 13. Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Step Children of Nature: Psychiatry and the Making of Homosexual Identity, Harry Oosterhuis; 14. Trade, Wolves, and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood, George Chauncey; 15. Toward a Value-Free Science of Sex: The Kinsey Reports, Janice M. Irvine; Part 6. Punishing Sex 16. Negotiating Sex and Gender in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, Carole S. Vance 17. AIDS and the Discursive Construction of Homosexuality, Steven Seidman; 18. Regulated Passions: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sexual Addiction, Janice M. Irvine; 19. Hottentot 2000: Jennifer Lopez and Her Butt, Magdalena Barrera; Part 7. Unsettling Sex 20. Leatherdyke Boys and Their Daddies: How to Have Sex Without Men or Women, C. Jacob Hale; 21. The Game Girls of VNS Matrix: Challenging Gendered Identity in Cyberspace, Kay Schaffer

First published 2002.


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  • : 9780415929356
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : 0.64
  • : November 2001
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  • : 480pp
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  • : Kim M. Phillips & Barry Reay (eds)