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Historicising Gender and Sexuality. Edition No. 1. Gender and History Special Issues

  • ID: 5226274
  • Book
  • September 2011
  • 260 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a diverse collection of essays that shed new light on the historical intersections between gender and sexuality across time and space.
  • Demonstrates both the particularities of specific formulations of gender and sexuality and the nature of the relationship between the categories themselves
  • Presents evidence that careful and contextualised analysis of the shifting relationship of gender and sexuality illuminates broader historical processes
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Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction
KEVIN P. MURPHY and JENNIFER M. SPEAR 1

1 Imagining Cihuacoatl: Masculine Rituals, Nahua Goddesses and the Texts of the Tlacuilos
PETE SIGAL 12

2 Power and Historical Figuring: Rachael Pringle Polgreen’s Troubled Archive
MARISA J. FUENTES 38

3 Gender, Sexuality and the Formation of Racial Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Caribbean World
BROOKE N. NEWMAN 59

4 Xing: The Discourse of Sex and Human Nature in Modern China
LEON ANTONIO ROCHA 77

5 Epistemic Modernity and the Emergence of Homosexuality in China
HOWARD CHIANG 103

6 Overcoming ‘Simply Being’: Straight Sex, Masculinity and Physical Culture in Modern Egypt
WILSON CHACKO JACOB 132

7 Monitoring and Medicalising Male Sexuality in Semi-Colonial Egypt
HANAN KHOLOUSSY 151

8 The Volatility of Sex: Intersexuality, Gender and Clinical Practice in the 1950s
SANDRA EDER 166

9 ‘A Certain Amount of Prudishness’: Nudist Magazines and the Liberalisation of American Obscenity Law, 1947–58
BRIAN HOFFMAN 182

10 Cold War Conflicts and Cheap Cabaret: Sexual Politics at the 1975 United Nations International Women’s Year Conference
JOCELYN OLCOTT 207

11 Gender and Sexuality in Latina/o Miami: Documenting Latina Transsexual Activists
SUSANA PENà229

Index 247

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Jennifer M. Spear Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Kevin P. Murphy University of Minnesota, USA.
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