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Sex, knowledge, and receptions of the past

Author: Kate Fisher; Rebecca Langlands
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Sex: how should we do it, when should we do it, and with whom? How should we talk about and represent sex, what social institutions should regulate it, and what are other people doing? Throughout history human beings have searched for answers to such questions by turning to the past, whether through archaeological studies of prehistoric sexual behaviour, by reading Casanova's memoirs, or as modern visitors on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Fisher; Rebecca Langlands
ISBN: 9780199660513 0199660514
OCLC Number: 903804569
Description: xii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Queer desires and classicizing strategies of resistance / Alastair J.L. Blanshard --
Queering display: LGBT history and the ancient world / Debbie Challis --
Anachronistic readings of eighteenth-century libertinage in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France / Peter Cryle --
Bestiality in the Bay of Naples: the Herculaneum Pan and goat statue / Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands --
Navigating the past: sexuality, race, and the uses of the primitive in Magnus Hirschfeld's The World Journey of a Sexologist / Jana Funke --
Hybridizing past, present, and future: reflections on the 'sexology' of R.F. Burton / Joanna de Groot --
The Victorians: our others, our selves? / Lesley A. Hall --
Scholarly visions of prehistoric sexuality, 1859-1900 / Chris Manias --
Literary criticism and/as gender reassignment: reading the classics with Karl Heinrich Ulrichs / Sebastian Matzner --
Androgyny, perversion, and social evolution in interwar psychoanalytic thought / Alison M. Moore --
Queer (mis)representations of early modern sexual monsters / Karin Sellberg --
Wilde in the fifties / Chris Waters.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands.
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In this ground-breaking and interdisciplinary collection, leading scholars show that claims about the past have been crucial in articulating sexual morals, driving political, legal, and social  Read more...


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