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By Christopher Craft

ISBN-10: 0520084926

ISBN-13: 9780520084926

ISBN-10: 0585230943

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In a examine that might be of curiosity to all these involved with the politics of gender, the historical past of sexuality, and the erotics of studying, Christopher Craft investigates questions primary to any historical past of current sexualities. How does the fashionable binary homosexual/heterosexual relate to previous formulations like ''sexual inversion'' and ''sodomy''? What half does literature play within the improvement of such different types, or in a culture's resistance to them? And what are the consequences for the construction and upkeep of the presumed ''natural'' male heterosexual topic? How has male heterosexual subjectivity been validated as a bulwark opposed to the points of interest of a gay hope that's many times incited by way of the very tradition that condemns it? Craft examines the discourses of nineteenth-century psychiatry and sexology; a few of Freud's significant writings; and Tennyson's In Memoriam, Wilde's The significance of Being Earnest, Stoker's Dracula, and Lawrence's girls In Love.

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St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologicae, vol. 154,11. All further citations to Aquinas are to this volume. 153,2. Augustine, quoted in Stephen Greenblatt, Renaissance Self-Fashioning (Chicago, 1980), 242. 153,3,2,4. 153,5. Ibid. Louis Crompton, “Jeremy Bentham’s Essay on ‘Paederasty’: An Introduction,” Journal of Homosexuality 3, no. 4 (1978): 383. Blackstone, Commentaries, 215. Jeremy Bentham, “Offences Against One’s Self: Paederasty,” ed. Louis Crompton, Journal of Homosexuality 3, no. 4 and 4, no.

For instance: The dividing line between a virile man and an effeminate man did not coincide with our opposition between hetero- and homosexuality; nor was it confined to the opposition between active and passive homosexuality. It marked the difference in people’s attitudes toward the pleasures; and the traditional signs of effeminacy—idleness, indolence, refusal to engage in the somewhat rough activities of sports, a fondness for perfumes and adornments, softness (malakia)—were not necessarily associated with the individual who in the nineteenth century would be called an “invert,” but with the one who yielded to the pleasures that enticed him: he was under the power of his own appetites and those of others.

Weeks, Sex, Politics, and Society, 108. All quotations regarding Rex v. Wiseman refer to John Fortescue Aland, Reports of Select Cases in all the Courts of Westminster (London, 1748), 91–97. The same text is more readily available in The English Reports, vol. 112 (London, 1909), 774–76. William Eden, Principles of Penal Law (London, 1771), 268. In addition to the work of Bray and Trumbach cited above, see G. S. Rousseau, “The Pursuit of Homosexuality in the Eighteenth Century: ‘Utterly Confused Category’ and/or Rich Repository,” Eighteenth-Century Life 9, no.

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