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The geography of perversion : male-to-male sexual behaviour outside the West and the ethnographic imagination, 1750-1918

Author: Rudi Bleys
Publisher: Washington Square, N.Y. : New York University Press, 1995.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Bleys
ISBN: 0814712622 9780814712627
OCLC Number: 32697608
Description: vi, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The pre-enlightenment legacy --
The enlightenment, natural history and the sodomite (c.1750-c.1815) --
Race, sex and the semiotics of genitalia (c.1810-c.1870) --
'Mapping' homosexual vice (c.1860-c.1918) --
Homosexual emancipation and the paradoxes of universality (c.1860-c.1918).
Responsibility: Rudi C. Bleys.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS vii INTRODUCTION 1 HISTORIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT 3 1. THE PRE-ENLIGHTENMENT LEGACY 17 Sodomy and the shock of the new 19 Constructing the New World's sexuality 22 The tropicalization of "abominable sin" 36 Puritanism, sodomy and ethnicity 39 Europe's quest for paradise 40 Sodomy, hermaphrodites and the mapping of mankind 45 2. THE ENLIGHTENMENT, NATURAL HISTORY AND THE SODOMITE (c.1750-c.1815) 63 From "act" to "minority" 64 At the homefront 81 3. RACE, SEX AND THE SEMIOTICS OF GENITALIA (c.1810-c.1870) 110 Continuity and change 111 The moral rhetoric of prophylaxis 126 The empiricism of analogy 128 Pre-Darwinian evolution theory and sex history 134 4. "MAPPING" HOMOSEXUAL VICE (c.1860-c.1918) 145 Outside Europe: imperial anxieties 147 Inside Europe: the civilizing mission within 151 The parameters of sexual science 152 The new inventory of homosexual deviance 160 Comparative ethnology and the matrices of homosexuality 185 5. HOMOSEXUAL EMANCIPATION AND THE PARADOXES OF UNIVERSALITY (c.1860-c.1918) 207 Medicalization and emancipation of the "third sex" 208 The poetics and politics of anthropology 213 Armchair anthropology and subcultural politics 224 "Männerfreudschaft", decadence and exile 250 CONCLUSION 266 BIBLIOGRAPHY 273 Primary sources 273 Secondary literature 298 INDEX 321

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