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An international historical past of Sexuality presents a provocative, wide-ranging creation to the historical past of sexuality from the past due 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 topics: the formation of sexual id, the law of sexuality via societal norms, the rules of sexuality via 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 popular historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality reports scholars

Introduces vital theoretical ideas in a transparent, obtainable way

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Terry 1999, p. 4) Put in the Foucauldian terms introduced at the beginning of this chapter, public debates about sexuality still produce powerful effects in American society. This has become even more apparent as civil rights legislation has ensured the legal (if not always actual) rights of racial and ethnic minorities. Although less directly racialized than before, the questions of citizenship and belonging raised by those with nonnormative sexualities have become even more central in recent years: Who can serve in the military?

Although many of the links between sex and nation examined so far are evident in the South African case, it is in many ways unique. Nation building in places such as Japan, the United States, and Western Europe occurred more than a century before the movement for sexual rights, but in South Africa these two processes occurred more or less simultaneously. And both are linked in important ways to the decades-long struggle against apartheid, which remained in force until the early 1990s. Postapartheid South Africa, then, is an example of a nation imagined from the start as multicultural, multiracial, multisexual, and tolerant of difference.

Likewise, public discourse on sexuality carefully emphasized the benefits of chastity and abstinence by portraying the horrors of venereal diseases rather than dwelling on “unpleasant” topics such as sexual deviance. In the United States, these relatively conservative views on sex education and sexuality did not change much until after World War II. Despite a prolific scientific and public discourse on sexuality in the United States characterized by fearmongering, disapproving reticence, and suggestive obfuscation, historical evidence suggests that by the 1920s many American cities had vibrant urban subcultures built around alternative sexualities.

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