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Challenging the Normal and the Perverse: Feminist Speculations on Sexual Preference

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The “loose women” described in this book pose a threat to patriarchy by challenging the constraints of monogamy imposed on women by an androcentric heterosexuality. However, women in search of sexual ... More


Sexuality 101: The Basics

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter begins with a discussion of the four dimensions of human sexuality: firstly, the type of specific action patterns that are produced by the individual (performance) and the motivation ... More


The Cultural Construct of the Female Body in Classical Greek Science†

Lesley Dean-Jones

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/9780748613199.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

There is an obvious correlation between genitalia and an individual's role in the propagation of the species, but no culture considers this difference in external genitalia in and of itself ... More


Male Beauty

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, which examines the conception of male beauty in late Imperial China, discusses key terms to clarify the conceptualization of homoerotic desire and the connoisseurial criteria of male ... More


(Hyper) Masculinity

Perry N. Halkitis

in Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190686604
eISBN:
9780190942151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686604.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The identity development of gay men, their coming out, and their well-being is influenced by hypermasculinity, which permeates American society. Such conceptions of masculinity foster aggressiveness ... More


Race, Sexuality, and Gender as They Relate to the Festival of the Kings

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores further the socioeconomic and political realities that make the contexts of the Play in Santo Domingo de Ónzole and La Tola by paying special attention to these two fields of ... More


Political Erotics of Burlesque Ballet, 1624–1627

Mark Franko

in Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199794010
eISBN:
9780190241186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794010.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the performance of burlesque ballet under Louis XIII. In contrast to the earlier geometrical dance, burlesque ballet experimented with political ambivalence and critique even ... More


Becoming-Child: Harry Langdon

William Solomon

in Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes the concept of “becoming-child” from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's study of Franz Kafka in order to account for the peculiarity of Harry Langdon's screen persona. The ... More


Dearest of All Lovers

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Drawing on mostly unpublished letters, this chapter details the intimate, near-incestuous relationship between Crystal Eastman and Max Eastman, which became more intense when they were separated (Max ... More


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