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Myth of the Modern Homosexual : Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity, Hardback Book

Myth of the Modern Homosexual : Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity Hardback

Part of the Gender Studies: Bloomsbury Academic Collections series

Description

With careful reasoning supported by wide-ranging scholarship, this study exposes the fallacies of 'social constructionist' theories within lesbian and gay studies and makes a forceful case for the autonomy of queer identity and culture.

It presents evidence that queers are part of a centuries-old history, possessing a unified historical and cultural identity.

The volume reviews the fundamental historiographical issues about the nature of queer history, arguing that a new generation of queer historians will need to abandon authoritarian dogma founded upon politically-correct ideology rather than historical experience.

Norton offers a clear exposition of the evidence for ancient, indigenous and pre-modern queer cultural continuity, revealing how knowledge of that history has been suppressed and censored and sets out the 'queer cultural essentialist' position on the key topics of queer history - role, identity, bisexuality, orientation, linguistics, social control, homophobia, subcultures, and kinship patterns.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781474286930

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