The_Invention_of_homosexuality_heterosexuality_and_bisexuality

The_Invention_of_homosexuality_heterosexuality_and_bisexuality

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The Invention of Homosexuality, Heterosexuality, and Bisexuality
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If a woman falls in love with another woman, does that make her lesbian or bisexual? A=yes B=no
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If a man has oral sex with another man, does that make him gay or bisexual? A=yes B=no
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What is invented? Concepts Identities
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Long histories of same-sex desire and sexual behavior
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The Invention of Homosexuality Word “homosexual,” first usage by Karl- Maria Kertbeny, 1869 Popularized by Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis , 1886 (English translation 1893) From gender inversion to sexual object choice
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Mollies and Tribades in the 18 th C.
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Fairies in 20 th century New York
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Paul Cadmus, “The Fleet’s In!,” 1934
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“Men who have sex with men” Men on the Down Low Str8 white dudes on Craigslist LA Boyfriends and clients of travestís
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Romantic friends
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The Invention of Heterosexuality Dr. James G. Kiernan (1892): sexual perversion Krafft-Ebing: erotic attraction to other sex, procreative desire Freud: heteronormativity
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1923: “morbid sexual passion for one of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course FM ST 150 taught by Professor Rupp during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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The_Invention_of_homosexuality_heterosexuality_and_bisexuality

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