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Download PDF by Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, Donna J. Guy: A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era

By Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, Donna J. Guy

ISBN-10: 1405120487

ISBN-13: 9781405120487

A worldwide heritage 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 during the last two hundred years
  • Organized round 4 significant issues: the formation of sexual identification, the rules of sexuality by way of societal norms, the rules of sexuality by means of associations, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization
  • Examines the subject from a comparative, worldwide viewpoint, with well-chosen case experiences to light up the wider themes
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions from widespread historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality experiences scholars
  • Introduces very important theoretical suggestions in a transparent, obtainable way

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With the end of slavery, sexual violence became a “weapon of terror,” used to intimidate blacks and keep them from assuming social and political equality with whites. White supremacists deployed this weapon against black women and men alike whether by raping black women with impunity or lynching black men accused of raping white women. In the years following the Civil War, fear of race mixture or “miscegenation” led southern states to pass new laws to prevent interracial marriage (D’Emilio and Freedman 1988, p.

However, the underlying dynamics of white men’s racial, sexual, and gender privilege took a similar form as “southern moralists condoned white men gratifying their lust, as long as they did so discreetly with poor white or black women” (D’Emilio and Freedman 1988, p. 95). Some interracial and cross-class relations were consensual; many were not. With the end of slavery, sexual violence became a “weapon of terror,” used to intimidate blacks and keep them from assuming social and political equality with whites.

This chapter traces the emergence of this modern understanding of sexuality and its relation to politics—in particular, the politics of nation building. It builds on the wellestablished assumptions that nation-building efforts the world over have been permeated with sex talk, and that sex talk has been permeated with themes rooted in the way the people view nation-states—both their own and others. As early as 1982, pioneer historian of sexuality George L. Mosse was insisting that scholars could no longer treat the nation and sexuality as discrete and autonomous constructs but must instead consider them A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era, First Edition.

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