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Nser turns the underlying uestion Around Rather Than Uestioning What Rather than uestioning what sources can tell us about human sexuality she asks what the discourse about human sexuality can tell us about history This book focuses on published discussions or treatments "of sapphic themes in the 16 19th centuries Rather than using them to try to identify or "sapphic themes in the 16 19th centuries Rather than using them to try to identify or the ives of actual women Lanser Other Side of the Hill looks at how certain public preoccupations with women s sexuality correlate with other historical phenomena preoccupations movements and so forth In essence to ask doarge scale historical patterns have a sexuality that is expressed concommittantly I have nev.       In The Sexuality of History Susan S Lanser shows how intimacies between women became harbingers of the modern bringing the sapphic into the mainstream of some of the most significant events in Western Europe Ideas about female same sex relations became a focal point for intellectual and cultural contests between authority for intellectual and cultural contests between authority iberty power and difference desire and duty mobility and change order and governance Lanser explores the ways in which a historically spec. ,


Er had formal training in the theoretical framework of historiography so my reaction to theoretical terminology and argumentation sometimes hits a breaking point where I find myself asking Is this genuinely the technical terminology of a specialized field or is it obfuscating gobbledygook meant to disguise the completely speculative nature of the arguments OK I usually phrase it a bit pithily But I find Lanser s writing though dense and theory heavy relatively easy to follow I d never call this a relaxing beach book but I do think It S Accessible To s accessible to non specialist who has a basic familiarity with the dialect of academic historians. Ific interest in esbians intersected with and stimulated systemic concerns that would seem to intersected with and stimulated systemic concerns that would seem to ittle to do with sexuality Departing from the prevailing trend of ueer reading whereby scholars ferret out hidden content in “closeted” texts Lanser situates overtly
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representations within wider of interest   The Sexuality of History shows that just as we can understand sexuality by studying the past so too can we understand the past by studying sexualit.

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This isn t a book it "s a research paper 20 citationsfootnotes chapter incredibly dry I suppose if you ve read "a research 20 citationsfootnotes per chapter incredibly dry I suppose if you ve read of the books Lanser references and have citationsfootnotes per chapter incredibly dry I suppose if you ve read all of the books Lanser references and have huge interest in the history of homosexuality in females it may be better The author is extremely wordy For exampleAt the same time and the unapologetic teleology of my opening paragraph notwithstanding while I mark temporal difference where I see it I do not argue here for a developmental history of the sapphic subjects I scrutinize The whole book is ike that I review and summarize this book on my blog In brief riffing off the title of Foucault s The History of Sexuality La. The period of reform revolution and reaction that characterized seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe also witnessed an intensified interest in esbians In scientific treatises and orientalist travelogues in French court gossip and Dutch court records in passionate verse in the rising novel and in cross dressed flirtations on the English and Spanish stage poets playwrights philosophers and physicians were placing sapphic relations before the public eye         . The Sexuality of History Modernity and the Sapphic 1565 1830

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