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The book of minor perverts : sexology, etiology, and the emergences of sexuality

The book of minor perverts : sexology, etiology, and the emergences of sexuality

Author: Benjamin Kahan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Statue-fondlers, wanderlusters, sex magicians, and nymphomaniacs: the story of these forgotten sexualities - what Michel Foucault deemed 'minor perverts' - has never before been told. In this text, Benjamin Kahan sets out to chart the proliferation of sexual classification that arose with the advent of 19th-century sexology. The work narrates the shift from Foucault's 'thousand aberrant sexualities' to one:  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kahan, Benjamin.
Book of minor perverts.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018033471
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Kahan
ISBN: 9780226608006 022660800X
OCLC Number: 1083096679
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction --
The walk-in closet: situational homosexuality and the always of desire --
Anthropologia sexualis, universalism, and the macro environments of sex --
Magia sexualis, sexual subjectivity, and the willfulness of sexual aim --
Sex in the age of Fordism: the standardization of sexual objects --
Volitional etiologies: toward a weak theory of etiology --
After Sedgwick: the Gordian knot of the great paradigm shift.
Responsibility: Benjamin Kahan.


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