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Description - Premodern Sexualities by Louise Fradenburg

This work examines current problems in the historiography of sexuality. From queer readings of early modern medical texts to transcribing and interrogating pre-modern documents of sexual transgression, the contributors bring together current theoretical discourses on sexuality while emphasizing problems in historicist interpretations of early textualizations of sexuality. The text clarifies the contributions literary studies can make - through its emphasis on reading strategies - to the historiogrphy of sexuality. The editors construct a genealogy for the history of sexuality, sexual practices and sexual identities, by expanding the abundance of work in the history of sexuality, most notably popularized by John Boswell's "Same-Sex Unions in Pre-modern Europe" . Expanding on a special issue of the GLQ which explored the role of pleasure in the construction of narratives about "premodernity" and "modernity", the editors call for a rethinking of the categories of history and sexuality in ways that mutually transform each other.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415912587
ISBN-10: 041591258X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Premodern Sexualities by Louise Fradenburg
Hardback, April 1997