Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past by Kate FisherSex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past by Kate Fisher

Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

EditorKate Fisher, Rebecca Langlands

Hardcover | October 3, 2015

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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, whetherthrough archaeological studies of prehistoric sexual behaviour, by reading Casanova's memoirs, or as modern visitors on the British Museum LGBT trail.In this ground-breaking collection, leading scholars show that claims about the past have been crucial in articulating sexual morals, driving political, legal, and social change, shaping individual identities, and constructing and grounding knowledge about sex. With its interdisciplinary perspectiveand its focus on the construction of knowledge, the volume explores key methodological problems in the history of sexuality, and is also an inspiration and a provocation to scholars working in related fields - historians, classicists, Egyptologists, and scholars of the Renaissance and of LGBT andgender studies - inviting them to join a much-needed interdisciplinary conversation.
Kate Fisher is Professor of Social and Cultural History and Co-Director of the Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History project at the University of Exeter. Rebecca Langlands is Associate Professor in Classics and Co-Director of the Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History project at the University of Exeter.
Title:Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.1 inPublished:October 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of FiguresList of ContributorsKate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands: Introduction1. Alastair Blanshard: Queer Desires and Classicising Strategies of Resistance2. Debbie Challis: Queering Display: LGBT History and the Ancient World3. Peter Cryle: Anachronistic Readings of Eighteenth-Century Libertinage in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century France4. Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands: Bestiality in the Bay of Naples: the Herculaneum Pan and Goat Statue5. Jana Funke: Navigating the Past: Sexuality, Race, and the Uses of the Primitive in Magnus Hirschfeld's World Journey of a Sexologist6. Joanna De Groot: Hybridizing Past, Present, and Future: Reflections on the 'Sexology' of R.F. Burton7. Lesley Hall: The Victorians: Our Others, Our Selves?8. Chris Manias: Scholarly Visions of Prehistoric Sexuality, 1859-19009. Sebastian Matzner: Literary Criticism and/as Gender Reassignment: Reading the Classics with Karl Heinrich Ulrichs10. Alison Moore: Androgyny, Perversion, and Social Evolution in Interwar Psychoanalytic Thought11. Karin Sellberg: Queer (Mis)Representations of Early Modern Sexual Monsters12. Chris Waters: Wilde in the 'FiftiesBibliographyIndex