Pres 3 - (Meem p19) Before Identity 1. Greek Love (Meem 13)...

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WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Introduction to LGBT Studies Session 3: Historical Perspectives Yvonne Ivory, Ph.D.
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Before Identity Question 1, page 23 (Meem)
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Before Identity Before ca. 1860s: acts rather than identity Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality , 1977 : “the homosexual became a species” (the invention of homosexual identity) Legal and medical discourses “gay identity” across cultures and time? (12) What to do: search for similar practices, stories, words in the past (Meem 12) There’s a lot we will not find but when we do, don’t presume we “know” what it means Beginnings of sub-cultures with gay “identity”
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Unformatted text preview: (Meem p19) Before Identity 1. Greek Love (Meem 13) 2. Middle and Far Eastern traditions (Meem 14) 3. Pre-Columbian America (Meem 15) 4. Early Christian era; Judeo-Christian tradition (Meem 16) 5. Romantic Friendships/Boston Marriages (Meem 19) 6. Mollies and Tommies: English Subcultures (Meem 21) Selected new vocabulary Berdache/ two-spirit Paiderastia Tribade Sapphist ?? What records does the past leave? Archive of gay history? Images Words: law public records private records Literature Review lit at the end of Meem, chapter 1...
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