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Introduction

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction elaborates the key concepts of the book: homosexuality, value, and labor. It contextualizes the importance of these concepts for modern Irish history and culture. Furthermore, it ... More


The History That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Kathy Peiss

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the history of sexuality was virtually absent from the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) before the 1970s and did ... More


Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Laura Doan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

For decades, the history of sexuality has been a multidisciplinary project serving competing agendas. Lesbian, gay, and queer scholars have produced powerful narratives by tracing the homosexual or ... More


Pandora Unbound: A Feminist Critique of Foucault's History of Sexuality†

Lin Foxhall

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The influence of Michel Foucault's writings on sexuality, especially The History of Sexuality (1978–1986) on subsequent studies of sexuality, gender and the discourses of power and oppression, has ... More


Insurrectionist Risk (Paul Among the Parrhesiasts)

Ward Blanton

in A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166911
eISBN:
9780231536455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166911.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that Michel Foucault missed a chance for a subversive genealogical encounter with Saint Paul. It describes Paul as the parrhesiast of experimental finitude in relation to care of ... More


Introduction: Sex, Politics, and Oral History in Cuba

Carrie Hamilton

in Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835197
eISBN:
9781469601885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book presents an exploration of the history of sexuality in Cuba from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 to the early twenty-first century. During these five decades the Cuban revolutionary ... More


A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Birgit Lang, Joy Damousi, and Alison Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099434
eISBN:
9781526124098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This volume tells the story of the case study genre at a time when it became the genre par excellence for discussing human sexuality across the humanities and the life sciences. A History of the Case ... More


Progressive-Era Sexuality and the Nature of the Beast in Henry James

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Sedgwick argues that the discourse of sexuality shifted at the end of the nineteenth century from an emphasis on sexual acts to sexual identities. Sedgwick builds ... More


Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Holly Furneaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book offers a radically new reading of Dickens and his major works. It demonstrates that, rather than representing a largely conventional, conservative view of sexuality and gender, he presents ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819677
eISBN:
9780191859991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819677.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The little-known figure of Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge is introduced to the reader, and his clandestine writings and importance for the history of sexuality and Classical Reception are outlined. A ... More


Becoming Other: Foucault’s History of Sexuality

Roy Brand

in LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160445
eISBN:
9780231530842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160445.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Michel Foucault's philosophical work, which focuses on the power structures—institutional, cultural, and social—that determine individual experience. His primary concern is to ... More


Eat, Sex, Race

Kyla Wazana Tompkins

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the role played by antebellum reformist campaigns in a bodily centered history of sexuality. It considers the emergence of dietary correctives to the practice of masturbation ... More


Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

At a moment when “freedom of religion” rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by ... More


Introduction: Queer Universes

Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introductory chapter discusses how the topic of sexuality is influenced according to gender, race, class, nationality and religion. The chapter cites examples of queer relationships based on the ... More


Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Robert Mills

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled “sodomitical” or evoked using ambiguous phrases such as the “unmentionable vice” or the “sin against nature.” How, ... More


1830: The End of an Eros?: Nodier and Fourier on the History of Sexuality

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

At the centre of this chapter are similar remarks by two Restoration historians of sexuality: the novelist Charles Nodier, and the pre-socialist Charles Fourier. In their writings, both consider the ... More


Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The chapters in this volume constitute a series of case studies exploring the ways in which claims about the past have been crucial in articulating sexual morals, in driving political, legal, and ... More


What Does the Polygamist Want?: Frederick Douglass, Joseph Smith, and Marriage at the Edges of the Human

Richard Chamberlain

in Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717400
eISBN:
9780814717424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717400.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter focuses on the consequences of insisting on the necessity, divinity, and world-renovating force of plural marriage by looking at the career of Joseph Smith. He was the founder of the ... More


Introduction

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Here I show marriage to be a dynamic institution that can impede but also promote social change. The idea that marriage can affect reform has fallen between the cracks of two bodies of historical ... More


Anachronistic Readings of Eighteenth-century Libertinage in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century France

Peter Cryle

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines patterns of anachronism in historical writing about sexuality, considering in particular how certain historical periods tend to be taken as exemplary. That has notably been the ... More


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