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xix, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, even before the turn of the twentieth-century, was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the world's first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin's vast homosexual subcultures-tolerated and monitored by the police commissioner through the "Department of Homosexuals and Blackmailers"-to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II, and on through some of the world's first sex reassignment surgeries, Beachy deftly guides the reader through past events and developments that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality to this day. Gay Berlin is certain to be considered a foundational study"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xii, 418 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Entering the scene
  • "Before" transsexuality
  • Murderous passions, deviant insanities
  • "Around" 1979 : gay Tehran?
  • Verdicts of science, rulings of faith
  • Changing the terms : playing "Snakes and ladders" with the state
  • Living patterns, styles of cognition
  • Professing selves : sexual/gender proficiencies.
Since the mid-1980s, the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted, and partially subsidized, sex reassignment surgery. In Professing Selves, Afsaneh Najmabadi explores the meaning of transsexuality in contemporary Iran. Combining historical and ethnographic research, she describes how, in the postrevolutionary era, the domains of law, psychology and psychiatry, Islamic jurisprudence, and biomedicine became invested in distinguishing between the acceptable "true" transsexual and other categories of identification, notably the "true" homosexual, an unacceptable category of existence in Iran. Najmabadi argues that this collaboration among medical authorities, specialized clerics, and state officials - which made transsexuality a legally tolerated, if not exactly celebrated, category of being - grew out of Iran's particular experience of Islamicized modernity. Paradoxically, state regulation has produced new spaces for non-normative living in Iran, since determining who is genuinely "trans" depends largely on the stories that people choose to tell, on the selves that they profess.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822355434 20160612
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the cultural life of late imperial Chinese literati elites. Countering recent arguments that homosexuality was marginal and disparaged during this period, the book also seeks to trace the relationship of homoeroticism to status and power.
In addition to historical portraits and analysis, the book also advances the concept of 'sensibilities' as a method for interpreting the complex range of homoerotic texts produced in late imperial China. -- Publisher.
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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vii, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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  • Introduction
  • The Advancing Death Penalty
  • Procedures of Criminal Justice
  • Social Control Before the Reformation
  • The Witch Trials in Context
  • Three Cases and a Model
  • Conclusion.
"This book illuminates the origins of the great European witch hunts by placing early witch trials in the comparative light of other criminal proceedings in Basel, Lucerne and Nuremberg. The study reveals that the increasingly harsh treatment was paralleled by mounting judicial severity in general, as well as by a keen interest in social control"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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x, 191 p. ; 24 cm.
This the most serious study to date on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological writings, literary works, tabloid newspapers, and opera. Documenting how nationalism and colonial modernity reconfigured Chinese discourses on sex between men in the early twentieth century, Wenqing Kang has amassed a wealth of material previously overlooked by scholars, such as the entertainment news and opinion pieces related to same-sex relations published in the tabloid press.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789622099814 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xi, 371 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • "An architecture adapted to morals"
  • "Every prison has its perverts"
  • The problem of prison sex in the mid-twentieth century America
  • "The deviants are the heterosexuals" --Rape, race, and the violent prison
  • "Lessons in being gay".
In "Criminal Intimacy", Regina Kunzel explores the sexual lives of prisoners and the sexual culture of prisons over the past two centuries - along with the impact of a range of issues, including race, class, and gender; sexual violence; prisoners' rights activism; and, the HIV epidemic - ultimately discovering a world whose surprising plurality reveals the fissures beneath modern sexuality itself. Drawing on a wide range of sources - as well as depictions of prison life in popular culture - Kunzel argues for the importance of the prison to the history of sexuality and for the centrality of ideas about sex and sexuality to the modern prison.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226462264 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xii, 380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In early 20th-century China, age-old traditions of homosocial and homoerotic relationships between women suddenly became an issue of widespread public concern. Discussed formerly in terms of friendship and sisterhood, these relations came to be associated with feminism, on the one hand, and psychobiological perversion, on the other - a radical shift whose origins have long been unclear. In this first ever book-length study of Chinese lesbians, Tze-lan D. Sang convincingly ties the debate over female same-sex love in China to the emergence of Chinese modernity. As women's participation in social, economic and political affairs grew, Sang argues, so too did the social significance of their romantic and sexual relations. Focusing especially on literature by or about women-preferring women, Sang traces the history of female same-sex relations in China from the late imperial period (1600-1911) through the Republiican era (1912-1949). She ends by examining the reemergence of public debate on lesbians in China after Mao and in Taiwan after martial law, including the important roles played by globalization and identity politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226734804 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xiv, 416 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Jens Rydstrom explores the history of homosexuality and bestiality in Sweden to consider why these sexual practices have been so closely linked in virtually all Western Societies. Based on diaries, medical records and court reports, this work reveals the changing notion of deviant behaviour.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226732572 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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ix, 311 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1. Acts and words
  • The politics of sodomy (1277-1532)
  • Cases, conflicts, contexts
  • The discourse of experts
  • Acts without words, acts of silencing : the sixteenth century
  • Part 2. Acting words
  • Defamation as practice
  • The art of defamation : humanists and reformers
  • Sodomy in the Reformation pamphlet
  • The close encounter of matrimony and sodomy.
In the 14th century, a considerable number of men in Germany and Switzerland were executed for committing sodomy. In the 17th century, simply speaking of the act was cause for censorship. Here, in the first ever history of sodomy in these countries, Helmut Puff argues that accusations of sodomy in this era were actually crucial to the success of the Protestant Reformation. Drawing on both literary and historical evidence, Puff shows that speakers of German associated sodomy with Italy and, increasingly, the Catholic Church. As the Reformation gained momentum, the formerly unspeakable crime of sodomy gained a voice, as Martin Luther and others deployed accusations of sodomy to discredit the upper ranks of the Church and to create a sense of community among Protestant believers. During the 16th century, official reactions to this defamatory rhetoric, and fear that mere mention of sodomy would incite sinful acts, resulted in the suppression of court cases from public scrutiny. This eye-opening study should interest historians of gender, sexuality and religion, as well as scholars of mediaeval and early modern history and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226685069 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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363 p., [19] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
"How Sex Changed" is a fascinating social, cultural and medical history of transsexuality in the United States. Joanne Meyerowitz tells a powerful human story about people who had a deep and unshakable desire to transform their bodily sex. In the last century when many challenged the social categories and hierarchies of race, class and gender, transsexuals questioned biological sex itself, the category that seemed most fundamental and fixed of all. From early 20th-century sex experiments in Europe, to the saga of Christine Jorgensen, whose change surgery made headlines in 1952, to today's growing transgender movement, Meyerowitz gives us the first serious history of transsexuality. She focuses on the stories of transsexual men and women themselves, as well as a large supporting cast of doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, feminists and gay liberationists, as they debated the big questions of medical ethics, nature versus nurture, self and society, and the scope of human rights. In this story of transsexuality, Meyerowitz shows how new definitions of sex circulated in popular culture, science, medicine and the law, and she elucidates the tidal shifts in our social, moral and medical beliefs over the 20th century, away from sex as an evident biological certainty and toward an understanding of sex as something malleable and complex. "How Sex Changed" is an intimate story that illuminates the very changes that shape our understanding of sex, gender and sexuality today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674009257 20160527
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xxiii, 284 p., [26] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: "It's Hard to Tell Them Apart Today" 1 The Mythic Moral Panic: Radclyffe Hall and the New Genealogy 2 "That Nameless Vice Between Women": Lesbianism and the Law 3 Outraging the Decencies of Nature? Uniformed Female Bodies 4 Passing Fashions: Reading Female Masculinities in the 1920s 5 Lesbian Writers and Sexual Science: A Passage to Modernity? 6 Portrait of a Sapphist? Fixing the Frame of Reference.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231110068 20160528
The highly publicized obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is generally recognized as the crystallizing moment in the construction of a visible modern English lesbian culture, marking a great divide between innocence and deviance, private and public, New Woman and Modern Lesbian. Yet despite unreserved agreement on the importance of this cultural moment, previous studies often reductively distort our reading of the formation of early twentieth-century lesbian identity, either by neglecting to examine in detail the developments leading up to the ban or by framing events in too broad a context against other cultural phenomena. Fashioning Sapphism locates the novelist Radclyffe Hall and other prominent lesbians -- including the pioneer in women's policing, Mary Allen, the artist Gluck, and the writer Bryher -- within English modernity through the multiple sites of law, sexology, fashion, and literary and visual representation, thus tracing the emergence of a modern English lesbian subculture in the first two decades of the twentieth century.Drawing on extensive new archival research, the book interrogates anew a range of myths long accepted without question (and still in circulation) concerning, to cite only a few, the extent of homophobia in the 1920s, the strategic deployment of sexology against sexual minorities, and the rigidity of certain cultural codes to denote lesbianism in public culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231110068 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
413 p.
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
x, 371 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
In 1432, the Office of the Night was created specifically to police sodomy in Florence. Seventy years of denunciations, accusations, interrogations and sentencings left an extraordinarily detailed record, which the author utilizes in this portrait. He uncovers a culture in which sexual roles were strictly defined by age, with boys under the age of 18 the "passive" participants in sodomy, youths in their 20s the "active" participants, and men in their 30s marrying women, their days of sexual frivolity over. The book paints a picture of a vibrant time and place and calls into question our modern conceptions of gender and sexual identity. It is primarily intended for scholars and students of early modern European history and gender studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195122923 20160528
At the core of this study of Renaissance Florence is the 70 year history of "The Office of the Night", created in 1432 to police sexual behaviour in Florence. In documenting their history, Rocke provides a portrait of a culture in which sodomy was an accepted characteristic of masculine identity. The changes in public attitudes and private practises are charted as acceptance turned to repression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195069754 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
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xxii, 412 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Technical Terms, Short Titles, and Keys to Symbols 1: Introduction 2: Introduction: Of Sappho, Woman-Woman Marriage, and the Ways of the Egyptians 3: "Inflame Her Liver with Love": Greek Erotic Spells from Egypt 4: Predetermined Erotic Orientations: Astrological Texts 5: Women with Masculine Desires: Medical Treatments 6: Unnatural Love: Classifying Dreams 7: Introduction: Of British Schoolteachers and Romans 8: Paul's Letter to the Romans: Interpretive Frameworks and Female Homoeroticism 9: Romans 1:18-32: A Commentary 10: Intertextual Echoes in Romans 1:18-32 11: Tortures in Hell: Early Church Fathers on Female Homoeroticism 12: Conclusion Select Annotated Bibliography on Roman 1:26f and the New Testament and Homosexuality Generally Indexes Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226075914 20160528
In this text Bernadette Brooten examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing a range of cultural sources, from medical texts to astrological horoscopes, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women, and discusses the surgical procedure of clitoridectomy as a method of controlling female homoeroticism. She establishes the fact that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of sexual love between women. Contrary to the common scholarly notion that early Christian sexual ethics were fundamentally different from those of the surrounding culture, Brooten contends that early Christians and their Roman neighbours shared a view of the "natural order" of society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226075914 20160528
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Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
xi, 478 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01

16. Red azalea [1994]

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306 p. ; 24 cm.
A political and erotic memoir that offers a heart-rending portrait of growing up during China's Cultural Revolution. While enduring grueling physical labor and isolation from emotional comfort, Min miraculously got the leading role in Madame Mao's film Red Azalea, a political opera that changed Min's life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780679423324 20160527
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
307 p.
This study characterizes lesbianism as a central motif in the Western imagination, despite the frequency with which the reality of lesbian sexuality has been oppressed. In a range of essays, the author explores the emergence of lesbian sensibility in literature and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231076524 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
496 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01
Book
xviii, 424 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Illustrations Abbreviations Preface 1: Introduction 2: Definitions 3: Rome: The Foundation 4: The Scriptures 5: Christians and Social Change 6: Theological Traditions 7: The Early Middle Ages 8: The Urban Revival 9: The Triumph of Ganymede: Gay Literature of the High Middle Ages 10: Social Change: Making Enemies 11: Intellectual Change: Men, Beasts, and "Nature" 12: Conclusions App. 1: Lexicography and Saint Paul App. 2: Texts and Translations Frequently Cited Works Index of Greek Terms General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226067117 20160528
John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members - among them priests, bishops, and even saints - when it was first published twenty-five years ago. The historical breadth of Boswell's research (from the Greeks to Aquinas) and the variety of sources consulted make this one of the most extensive treatments of any single aspect of Western social history. "Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality", still fiercely relevant today, helped form the disciplines of gay and gender studies, and it continues to illuminate the origins and operations of intolerance as a social force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226067117 20160528
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01

20. The history of sexuality [1978 - ]

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v. ; 22 cm.
  • v. 1. An introduction.
Green Library
FEMGEN-293B-01, HISTORY-293B-01, HISTORY-393B-01