The Construction of Homosexuality

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University of Chicago Press, 29 oct. 2008 - 645 pagini
"At various times, homosexuality has been considered the noblest of loves, a horrible sin, a psychological condition or grounds for torture and execution. David F. Greenberg's careful, encyclopedic and important new book argues that homosexuality is only deviant because society has constructed, or defined, it as deviant. The book takes us over vast terrains of example and detail in the history of homosexuality."—Nicholas B. Dirks, New York Times Book Review
 

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This sociological history seeks to understand societal response to homosexuality. Part 1 is a primarily anthropological exploration of homosexuality from earliest history through feudalism; part 2 ... Citiți recenzia completă

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1 Theorizing the Prohibition against Homosexuality
1
Part I Before Homosexuality
23
Part II The Construction of Modern Homosexuality
299
Under the Sign of Sociology
482
References
501
Index
615
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