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Short description Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a thought-provoking collection of essays that shed important new light on the historical intersections between gender and sexuality across time and space. Through a rich diversity of scholarship, the essays offer ample evidence that careful and contextualised analysis of the shifting relationship of gender and sexuality illuminates broader historical processes. This book offers revealing insights into the myriad ways in which gender and sexuality have crossed paths with broader relations of power in a wide range of locations and historical contexts.
From the contents 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 PENÃ 229