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Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past
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Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands

Abstract

The chapters in this volume constitute a series of case studies exploring the ways in which claims about the past have been crucial in articulating sexual morals, in driving political, legal, and social change, in shaping individual identities, and in constructing and grounding knowledge about sex. Read together, the chapters invite a consideration of the significance and purpose of writing and thinking about sex in the past; an interrogation of the evidential basis that informs sexual knowledge; and an exploration of the authority used to support such knowledge. Through the attention to the i ... More

Keywords: authenticity, history of sexuality, construction of knowledge, sexual knowledge, history, epistemology, interdisciplinarity, Classical Reception, queer history, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660513
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Fisher, editor
Professor of Social and Cultural History and Co-Director of the Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History project, University of Exeter

Rebecca Langlands, editor
Associate Professor in Classics and and Co-Director of the Sexual Knowledge, Sexual History project, University of Exeter