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The construction of homosexuality

Author: David F Greenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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At various times, homosexuality has been considered the noblest of loves, a horrible sin, a psychological condition or grounds for torture and execution. This book argues that homosexuality is only  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David F Greenberg
ISBN: 0226306283 9780226306285
OCLC Number: 29434712
Description: x, 635 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Theorizing the prohibition against homosexuality --
Part I. Before homosexuality --
2. Homosexual relations in kinship-structured societies --
3. Inequality and the state: homosexual innovations in archaic civilizations --
4. Early civilizations: variations on homosexual themes --
5. Sexual asceticism in the ancient world --
6. Feudalism --
Part II. The construction of modern homosexuality --
7. Repression and the emergence of subcultures --
8. The rise of market economies --
9. The medicalization of homosexuality --
10. Bureaucracy and homosexuality --
11. Gay liberation --
Epilogue. Under the sign of sociology.
Responsibility: David F. Greenberg.

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