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The natural history of sexuality in early America

Author: Greta LaFleur
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If sexology--the science of sex--came into being sometime in the nineteenth century, then how did statesmen, scientists, and everyday people make meaning out of sex before that point? In The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Greta LaFleur demonstrates that eighteenth-century natural history--the study of organic life in its environment--actually provided the intellectual foundations for the later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LaFleur, Greta, 1981-
Natural history of sexuality in early America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018000285
(OCoLC)1029779382
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greta LaFleur
ISBN: 9781421426440 1421426447
OCLC Number: 1056624876
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: toward an environmental theory of early sexuality --
The natural history of sexuality --
The complexion of sodomy --
"Egyptian lusts" and other bad habits : narrating sexual deviance and executing racial difference --
"Columbia's soil" : botanical sexuality and the colonial landscape in Herman Mann's The female review --
Vice, race, and the sexuality of space : the early nineteenth century in Boston's "Negro hill" --
Epilogue: thinking sex-without the subject --
Notes --
Works cited.
Responsibility: Greta LaFleur.

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Ultimately, The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America not only rewrites all dominant scholarly narratives of early sexual behavior but poses a major intervention into queer theoretical  Read more...
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