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Passion and power : sexuality in history

Author: Kathy Lee Peiss; Christina Simmons; Robert A Padgug
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1989.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the experiences, ideas, and conflicts that have shaped the emergence of modern sexual identities. This work features articles on sexual assault, homosexuality, birth control, venereal  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Lee Peiss; Christina Simmons; Robert A Padgug
ISBN: 0877226377 9780877226376
OCLC Number: 773257158
Notes: Cover title: Passion & power.
Description: xvii, 289 pages.
Contents: Part I: Sexuality and Historical Meaning 1. Passion and Power: An Introdtion - Kathy Peiss and Christina Simmons 2. Sexual Matters: On Conceptualizing Sexuality in History - Robert A. Padgug Part II: The Emergence of Modern Sexuality, 1790 to 1930 3. "The Life of a Citizen in the Hands of a Woman": Sexual Assault in New York City, 1790 to 1820 - Marybeth Hamilton Arnold 4. "Charity Girls" and City Pleasurer: Historical Notes on Working Class Sexuality, 1880-1920 - Kathy Peiss 5. Movements of Affirmation: Sexual Meanings and Homosexual Identities - Jeffrey Weeks 6. From Sexual Inversion to Homosexuality: The Changing Medical Conceptualization of Female "Deviance" - George Chauncey, Jr. 7. "We Were a Little Band of Willful Women": The Heterodoxy Club of Greenwich Village - Judith Schwartz, Kathy Peiss, and Christina Simmons 8. The Black Community and the Birth Control Movement - Jessie M. Rodrique Part III: Sexual Conflicts and Cultural Authority, 1920 to 1960 9. Modern Sexuality and the Myrh of Victorian Repression - Christina Simmons 10. Venereal Disease: The Wages of Sin? - Elizabeth Fee 11. "Uncontrolled Desires": The Response to the Sexual Psychopath, 1920-1960 - Estelle B. Freedman 12. The Homosexual Menace: The Politics of Sexuality in Cold War America - John D'Emilio 13. The Reproduction of Butch-Fern Roles: A Social Constructionist Approach - Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline Davis Part IV: Private Passions and Public Debate, 1960 to the Present 14. Mass Market Romance: Pornography for Women Is Different - Ann Barr Snitow 15. (De)Constructing Pornography: Feminisms in Conflict - Duphne Read 16. Gay Villain, Gay Hero: Homosexuality and the Social Construction of AIDS - Robert A. Padgug
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: edited by Kathy Peiss and Christina Simmons with Robert A. Padgug.


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