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    Introduction: translation and the global histories of sexuality

    Bauer, Heike (2015) Introduction: translation and the global histories of sexuality. In: Bauer, Heike (ed.) Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World. Sexuality Studies. Philadelphia, U.S.: Temple University Press, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781439912492.

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    Abstract

    This Introduction contextualizes the research presented in Sexology and Translation in relation to recent debates about the shape and methods of the history of sexuality. In so doing it also addresses head on some of the challenges that occur when distinct linguistic, disciplinary, and cultural contexts are brought into critical dialogue. The collection extends understanding of how the intersections between national and transnational contexts as well as the relationship between science and culture and discourse and experience, shaped modern sexuality. It substantively and theoretically reshapes existing scholarship on the histories of sexuality and modernity by demonstrating that the modern concept of “sexuality” was forged across the modern world at the intersections between science and culture via an intricate, and sometimes surprising, web of influences, disavowals and allegiances that turned erotic desires, sexual acts, intimate relationship and queer bodies into the contested markers of modernity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): history of sexuality, sexology, modernity, translation, global, transnational, queer history, cultural history, cultural criticism
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 08:17
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 01:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12699

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