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A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era

A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era

Robert M. Buffington (Editor), Eithne Luibhéid (Editor), Donna J. Guy (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-12049-4

Feb 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

296 pages

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A Global History of Sexuality provides a provocative, wide-ranging introduction to the history of sexuality from the late eighteenth century to the present day.

 

  • Explores what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals over the last 200 years
  • Organized around four major themes: the formation of sexual identity, the regulation of sexuality by societal norms, the regulation of sexuality by institutions, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization
  • Examines the topic from a comparative, global perspective, with well-chosen case studies to illuminate the broader themes
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions from prominent historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality studies scholars
  • Introduces important theoretical concepts in a clear, accessible way

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Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Maps x

1 Introduction 1
Robert M. Buffington

2 Sexuality and the Nation-State 17
Sabine Frühstück

3 Sexuality and Modern Imperialism 57
Mytheli Sreenivas

4 Sex and Disease from Syphilis to AIDS 89
Laura J. McGough and Katherine E. Bliss

5 Sexuality and International Migration 119
Eithne Luibhéid

6 Sex Trafficking 151
Robert M. Buffington and Donna J. Guy

7 Sexuality and Mass Media 195
Hai Ren

8 Sexuality and the Contemporary World: Globalization and Sexual Rights 221
Richard Parker, Jonathan Garcia, and Robert M. Buffington

Index 261

“Each essay draws on an impressive array of secondary sources and the authors’ own primary research to highlight how the discourses and practices of sexuality that most people take for granted are in fact expressions of global, socially constructed, and historically contingent patterns.”  (H-Histsex, March 2015)

 

  • Explores what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals over the last 200 years
  • Organized around four major themes: the formation of sexual identity, the regulation of sexuality by societal norms, the regulation of sexuality by institutions, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization
  • Examines the topic from a comparative, global perspective, with well-chosen case studies to illuminate the broader themes
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions from prominent historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality studies scholars
  • Introduces important theoretical concepts in a clear, accessible way