The Making of the Modern Homosexual

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Kenneth Plummer
Barnes & Noble Books, 1981 - Social Science - 280 pages
Is the "homosexual" a type of person that has been with usoin various guisesothroughout history? Is he or she simply a "being" that we are slowly discovering and understanding better? Or is the "homosexual" simply an invention of our century? The authors of this original and important new work take this last view and argue that although "same-sex" sexual experiences may have existed throughout history, the notion of the "homosexual" is a peculiarly modern idea which has profound consequences in the structuring of recent homosexual experiences. The essays in this book take the contemporary construction of the homosexual as their common concern.

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Contents

Building a sociology of homosexuality Kenneth
17
The homosexual role Mary McIntosh
30
some research problems in
53
some problems
76
Liberating lesbian research Annabel Faraday
112
The Making of the Modern Male Homosexual
131
conceptions of transvestism and transsexualism Dave
155
Male dominance and the gay world Gregg Blachford
184
Appendices
211
Select guide to research sources
231
Bibliography
253
Index
275
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