Titolo: Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and...
Casa editrice: Routledge
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: -- Only sourcebook of primary gay and lesbian documents from the Renaissance-- Helpful introductory passages, bibliography and extracts illuminate obscure documentsA groundbreaking, comprehensive study of lesbian and gay culture from 1620-1785, Secret Sexualities collects for the first time a broad range of rare primary documents from the Renaissance. This collection identifies the origins and historical components of gay and lesbian identities. Representing lesbians and gay men in the period's own manners and terms, Secret Sexualities is critical reading for students of literature, gender, and cultural history.Secret Sexualities contains rare and previously unpublished material, and takes a bold approach to issues of sex, sexuality, and gender in the Renaissance. Divided into four sections, author Ian McCormick examines: Anatomies; Crimes and Punishments; Representations; and Sapphic Texts. Secret Sexualities includes critical introductions for each section and extract, as well as abibliography and glossary. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0415139538
Riassunto: Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.
The coverage includes:
* extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine
* the cultural construction of eunuchs and hermaphrodites
* famous trials for sodomy and the forgotten victims of the law
* representations of effeminate men, fops and sodomites
* Sapphic texts which portray cross-dressing, mannish women and female husbands
L'autore: Ian McCormick served as a Professor at the University of Northampton.
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