- Brings together important essays that have helped to establish sexuality as one of the most vital areas of study in the humanities and social sciences.
- Includes an introductory essay by the editors that provides a context for this pivotal scholarship and promotes dialogue across disciplines.
- Discusses key issues in the field, including sexual politics, cultural construction of sexuality, transnationalism, race, community, sexual citizenship and the nation-state.
- Functions as a primary text for introductory as well as advanced courses, as a general introduction to the field, and as a scholarly resource.
Part I: Practices, Identities, Communities:.
1. Martha M. Umphrey, The Trouble With Harry Thaw.
2. Cheryl Chase, Hermaphrodites With Attitude: An Emergence Of Intersex Political Activism.
3. Cathy J. Cohen, Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities And The Politics Of AIDS.
4. C. Jacob Hale, Leatherdyke Boys And Their Daddies: How To Have Sex Without Women Or Men.
Part II: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality:.
5. Lisa Duggan, The Trials Of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology, And The Lesbian Subject In Turn-Of-The-Century America.
6. Jennifer Devere Brody, The Returns Of Cleopatra Jones.
7. Laura Kipnis, (Male) Desire And (Female) Disgust: Reading Hustler.
Part III: Sexual Citizenship And The Nation-State:.
8. Nayan Shah, Perversity, Contamination, And The Dangers Of Queer Domesticity.
9. John Howard, The Talk Of The County: Revisiting Accusation, Murder, And Mississippi, 1895.
10. Judith Halberstam, The Brandon Teena Archive.
11. Lauren Berlant And Michael Warner, Sex In Public.
Part IV: Transnationalizing Sexualities:.
12. Jennifer Robertson, Dying To Tell: Sexuality And Suicide In Imperial Japan.
13. Gayatri Gopinath, Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities In Motion.
14. Tom Boellstorff, The Perfect Path: Gay Men, Marriage, Indonesia.
15. Don Kulick, A Man In The House: The Boyfriends Of Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes.