Perilous Enlightenment: Pre- and Post-modern Discourses : Sexual, Historical

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Manchester University Press, 1991 - Civilisation - 18e siècle - 336 pages
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This third volume of a three-volume set (see preceding entry) argues for a new approach to gender and sex through an understanding of the predicament of the homosexual male in the 18th century. Rousseau also explores modern historiography through three test cases, and he traces the evolution of his own thinking about sexuality and historiography from the 1960s to the present, noting the influence of feminism and the international gay movement. Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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About the author (1991)

G. S. Rousseau is Professor of English and Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of books and articles dealing with the culture of the eighteenth century, including (with Marjorie Hope Nicolson) "This Long Disease, My Life: Alexander Pope and the Sciences", and a trilogy of books about sex in the Enlightenment, co-edited with Roy Porter.

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