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Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality
Edited by Matt Houlbrook and H.G. Cocks
 
 
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26 Oct 2005
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What is the history of sexuality? How is it done, and how have historians approached this complex subject? Where is it going to? Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of key themes, approaches and areas of debate in the modern history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter deals with one theme in detail, defining the terms historians have used and providing a thorough introduction to debates among historians and theorists. Subjects covered include demography, law, marriage, cities, religion and spirituality, prostitution, race and empire, sexology, pornography, transgender and childhood. Accessible yet theoretically informed, detailed yet wide-ranging and engaging, Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality is an essential introduction to this increasingly vibrant area of historical research.


Description

What is the history of sexuality? How is it done, and how have historians approached this complex subject? Where is it going to? Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of key themes, approaches and areas of debate in the modern history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter deals with one theme in detail, defining the terms historians have used and providing a thorough introduction to debates among historians and theorists. Subjects covered include demography, law, marriage, cities, religion and spirituality, prostitution, race and empire, sexology, pornography, transgender and childhood. Accessible yet theoretically informed, detailed yet wide-ranging and engaging, Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality is an essential introduction to this increasingly vibrant area of historical research.


Reviews


Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006

'This stunning new collection of essays does not merely introduce newcomers to the field of the history of sexuality, but serves as a wake-up call for students and professional historians alike to rethink the very way we approach the sexual lives of individuals of the past. By replacing the all-too-familiar chronological format with a bold organizational strategy around several key concepts-such as law, medicine, the urban, demography, and religion-this innovative, pioneering volume examines past and present critical engagements with sexual history and, most importantly, suggests how we might shape the discipline's future.' - Laura Doan, Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies, University of Manchester, UK

'Provocative and engaging, this collection goes well beyond a state-of-the-field summarization to pose new questions and propose new directions in the history of sexuality. Thematically organized, authored by veterans as well as rising young scholars, the chapters demonstrate the great range of concerns and variety of approaches in this complex, growing area of study. This is an immensely useful, illuminating text.' - John Howard, Professor of American Studies, King's College London, UK
 
'This collection constitutes a welcome addition to the literature. It will serve students and scholars alike, by providing an introduction and up-to-date guide to the salient methods and debates within the history of sexuality.' - Katherine Crawford, European History Quarterly


Contents

Introduction; H.G.Cocks& M.Houlbrook
Demography; H.Cook
Sexology; C.Waters
Law; M.Cook
Marriage and Reproduction; G.Robb
Race and Empire; R.Forman
Cities; M.Houlbrook
Religion and Spirituality; H.G.Cocks
Pornography and Obscenity; S.Leonard
Prostitution; E.Clement
Cross-dressing/Transgender; A.Oram
Childhood and Youth; L.Jackson
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Authors

MATT HOULBROOK is Lecturer in Twentieth Century British History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-57 (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and of several articles on the history of gender and sexuality in modern British culture.

H. G. COCKS is Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the author of Nameless Offence: Homosexual Desire in Nineteenth Century England (I.B. Taurus, 2003) and of several articles on the history of gender and sexuality in modern Britain.