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Introduction

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction presents the methodology and basic arguments of the book along with a chapter outline. The contributions to sexuality studies, translation studies, and reception studies are outlined.


Toward an Interdisciplinary Science of Lifelong Sexualities for the Twenty-First Century

John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter provides a synthesis of this book's empirical research and its vision for future research on sexualities from birth to death and every age in between. Many of the studies in ... More


Life of a Parasite: One Survival Story in Cultural Studies

Josephine Ho

in Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139392
eISBN:
9789888180219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The write of this chapter describes how a group of feminist“parasites” were able from 1995 to establish and maintain a Center for the Study of Sexualities at National Central University in the face ... More


The Shifting Straight Line

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Sexual reorientation therapies have no basis in scientific fact and have been declared potentially harmful by all U.S. mental health associations. The theoretical apparatus used to examine how this ... More


Introduction: On Moving Ground

Dana Luciano

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/9781479857722.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates how the present state of nineteenth-century American literary studies is experiencing a renewed vitality. A surge in critical attention to the historical and ... More


Sexuality is a Matter of Perspective

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The newly created sexual orientation/sexual orientation identity binary, while useful for science that supports gay rights, is not unlike the gender/sex binary in limiting possibilities of fluidity ... More


Smaller Than Life: Adult Video, Pleasure, and Control

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction offers an overview of relevant literature, a brief trajectory of the history of pornography before the video era, and an analysis of why the topic has not received much attention. ... More


Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Leo Bersani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book is an eminent literary critic whose influential work spans half a century. His vast, in many ways unclassifiable, oeuvre has traversed and blurred the boundaries of the ... More


Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Peter Alilunas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Smutty Little Movies traces the adult film industry’s transition from celluloid to home video beginning in the late 1970s alongside an examination of the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, ... More


The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Tom Waidzunas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The Straight Line argues that scientific definitions of “sexual orientation” are not merely reflections of human nature, but emerged through a process of social negotiation involving opposing social ... More


Un-homing Asian American Studies: Refusals and the Politics of Commitment

Anita Mannur

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Conversant with the previous chapter’s emphasis on the corporate, neoliberal university, Chapter 5 meditates on the ways in which Asian American studies is often diluted at the curricular and ... More


The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Benjamin Kahan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality theorizes a historical etiological method as an alternative to the epistemological approaches that play such a vital ... More


Naked Ladies and Ice Cream Bars

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this prologue, I describe my own background in relation to this topic, particularly important given my religious family upbringing describe the book’s guiding questions, and set the stage for the ... More


The Evolution of Dr. Robert Spitzer: The Rise of Gay-Affirmative Therapies, 1970–2003

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Many depict psychiatrist Robert Spitzer as irrational. However, from supporting demedicalization of homosexuality in 1973 to his ex-gay research in 2003, he has maintained the view that homosexuality ... More


Ex-Ex-Gays Match Testimony with Testimony, 2004–2007

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

After conflicts over the Spitzer study, moderates on both sides of the reorientation debate began converging on the idea that same-sex attractions do not change, including leaders of religious ex-gay ... More


Reorientation’s Last Stand: Showdown at the American Psychological Association

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

When the American Psychological Association announced a task force would examine reorientation therapies, NARTH candidates were not selected. NARTH created an alternative map of the boundaries of ... More


Introduction

Hannah Schwadron

in The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introductory chapter frames the book’s emphasis on the twenty-first-century Sexy Jewess, whose image proliferates in neoburlesque, comedy, mainstream film, and progressive pornography. A review ... More


The Reorientation Regime: Therapeutic Techniques in an Anti-Homosexual Era, 1948–1972

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Following the landmark Kinsey studies, psychoanalysts in the United States responded to the threat of homosexuality with treatments that departed from Freud, measuring cure in terms of behavior. ... More


Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

Trevor Hoppe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291584
eISBN:
9780520965300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291584.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

At the heart of “Punishing Disease” is a central question: Why punishment? Although public health and medical institutions are designed to manage epidemics and viruses, punishment as an institution ... More


Queer Bloomsbury

Brenda S. Helt and Madelyn Detloff (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Queer Bloomsbury consists of queer studies essays by sixteen renowned experts on the Bloomsbury Group. The book explores cultural, ideological and aesthetic facets of the Bloomsbury Group's ... More


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