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By Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, Donna J. Guy

A international background of Sexuality offers a provocative, wide-ranging creation to the historical past of sexuality from the overdue eighteenth century to the current day.


  • Explores what sexuality has intended within the daily lives of people over the past 2 hundred years
  • Organized round 4 significant subject matters: the formation of sexual id, the law of sexuality by way of societal norms, the law of sexuality by means of associations, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization
  • Examines the subject from a comparative, worldwide point of view, with well-chosen case stories to light up the wider themes
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions from renowned historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality experiences scholars
  • Introduces vital theoretical recommendations in a transparent, available way

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Undated photograph. Source: © Bettmann / Corbis. 36 Sabine Frühstück Eastern cities was undermining traditional gender roles, producing a condition they labeled “sexual inversion” in which men behaved as women and women behaved as men (Boag 2011, pp. 5–7; Somerville 2000, p. 3). As noted in the previous section, European sex researchers such as Hirschfeld, von Krafft-Ebing, Ellis, and others had shown a pronounced interest in nonnormative sexualities, including several different types of same-sex sexual behaviors.

Yes,” they’d reply, “but you’re black. ” The only place I managed to get into was somewhere in Jeppe Street. I was the only black person there and I felt so intimidated that I never went back. (Gevisser 1995, p. 52) Routine discrimination within the organization was not the only problem. ” In response, on his 1988 release from prison, Nkoli helped found a new sexual rights organization, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of the Witwatersrand (GLOW), which called on “All South Africans who are Committed to a Non-Racist, Non-Sexist, Non-Discriminatory Democratic Future” (Gevisser 1995, p.

Medical professionals, religious leaders, and concerned parents have fiercely debated the issue of virginity as a hindrance to or expression of women’s rights.  . 2 These explorations are frequently double edged. While early Western ethnographers of sexualities often used their findings to reconfirm preconceived notions of other sexual cultures’ primitivism and backwardness, many also employed their insights regarding other sexual cultures to criticize Euro-American puritanism, rigidity, and hypocrisy.

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