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The construction of homosexuality

Author: David F Greenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a cross-cultural and transhistorical account of the social organization of homosexuality, the ways it is perceived by society and responded to.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David F Greenberg
ISBN: 0226306275 9780226306278
OCLC Number: 17840446
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture. ‡5 TXA
Description: x, 635 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theorizing the prohibition against homosexuality. --
Before homosexuality. Homosexual relations in kinship-structured societies ; Inequality and the state: homosexual innovations in archaic civilizations ; Early civilizations: variations on homosexual themes ; Sexual asceticism in the ancient world ; Feudalism. --
The construction of modern homosexuality. Repression and the emergence of subcultures ; The rise of market economies ; The medicalization of homosexuality ; Bureaucracy and homosexuality ; Gay liberation. --
Epilogue: Under the sign of sociology.
Responsibility: David F. Greenberg.
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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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