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Inventing Sexual Liberalism

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the invention of new nomenclatures for sexual minorities in the works of Ulrichs and Karl Kertbeny (1824–1882). Due to a personal tragedy—a close friend, who was a homosexual, ... More


The Epistemic Politics of Nature

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter continues the narrative focus on the Ulrichs–Kertbeny comradeship. Ulrichs' and Kertbeny's campaign for homosexual rights is interpreted as a cultural battle over the civic meaning of ... More


Literary Criticism and/as Gender Reassignment: Reading the Classics with Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

Sebastian Matzner

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/9780199660513.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs’ writings profoundly shaped the development of sexology in nineteenth-century Germany, and modern theories of sexuality in general. His influential theory of homosexuality as ... More


Of That I Know Many Examples…: On the Relationship of Greek Theory and Roman Practices in Karl Heinrich Ulrichs’s Writings on the Third Sex

Sebastian Matzner

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs’s developing thoughts on his ‘Uranian’ sexual identity crystallized in a series of pamphlets which constitute the first full-scale attempt to conceptualize same-sex desire in ... More


Motifs in Sexual Science

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter places Ulrichs' scholarship within the larger constellation of sexual science. The major motifs discussed here include: the methodology of the case study, debates as to whether sexual ... More


Identical Origins: (Homo)sexual Subjects and Violent Fantasy in the 1860s

Scott Spector

in Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226196640
eISBN:
9780226196817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196817.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Going back to the decade of the 1860s, this chapter explores the emergence of the category of homosexuality and the figure of the homosexual as a type of person. This formation took hold as the ... More


Afterword: Ulrichs Street and Epistemic Politics

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter discusses how underlying the choice of Ulrichs as a symbol of resistance to Prussian–Nazi politics resulted to growing popular recognition of sexual politics as a vital ... More


Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Ralph M. Leck

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Karl Ulrichs' studies of sexual diversity galvanized the burgeoning field of sexual science in the nineteenth century. But in the years since, his groundbreaking activism has overshadowed his ... More


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