D'Emilio 2013 Sexuality

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Authors: John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman

Title: Since Intimate Matters

Subtitle: Recent Developments in the History of Sexuality in the United States

Journal: Journal of Women's History

Volume: 25

Issue: 4

Year: Winter 2013

Pages: 88-100

ISSN: 1042-7961 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1527-2036 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century, 20th Century | U.S. History | Offenders: Punishments / Lynching; Types: Interracial Rape

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John D'Emilio, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago – Wikipedia

Estelle Freedman, Department of History, Stanford UniversityWikipedia

Abstract: »Recent literature on the history of sexuality in America both confirms and complicates the interpretive framework set out in Intimate Matters twenty-five years ago. New studies reveal the ways reproduction has been highly structured by race and class. Attention to racial difference and race relations has moved from a dichotomous black and white model to multi-cultural explorations. Studies of marriage law, the construction of womanhood, the use of sexual violence, and other topics all demonstrate close connections between sexuality and racial hierarchy. Work on same-sex relations has moved beyond the largest cities and has found a variety of ways in which same-sex love has expressed itself and been understood. Increasing scholarly attention, finally, has focused on the role of the state in defining and policing the boundaries of normalcy.« (Source: Journal of Women's History)

Added: December 28, 2013 | Last updated: May 31, 2014