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myth of the modern homosexual

queer history and the search for cultural unity

by Rictor Norton

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Published by Washington, Cassell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Homosexuality, Male -- History,
  • Gays -- History,
  • Homosexuality -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-301) and index.

    StatementRictor Norton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ76.25 .N67 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 310 p. :
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL662304M
    ISBN 100304338915, 0304338923
    LC Control Number97007785

      Includes bibliographical references and index Multiple roots of homosexual behavior -- Ambisexuality in animals -- Hormones and homosexuality -- Genetic and chromosomal aspects of homosexual etiology -- Homosexuality in history -- Homosexual behavior in cross-cultural perspective -- Homosexuality and stigma -- Identities in the emerging gay culture -- Lesbians and their worlds -- Pages: The word homosexual is a Greek and Latin hybrid, with the first element derived from Greek ὁμός homos, "same" (not related to the Latin homo, "man", as in Homo sapiens), thus connoting sexual acts and affections between members of the same sex, including lesbianism. The first known appearance of homosexual in print is found in an German pamphlet by the Austrian-born novelist Karl.

    The myth of the modern homosexual: queer history and the search for cultural unity. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Norton, Rictor Date Publisher This item appears on. List: HY Sex, Race and Slavery: The Western Experience Next: The making of the modern homosexual Previous: Out of the past: gay and lesbian. New Book Debunks the Pink Swastika Myth. there was little overt homosexual activity, despite the often homoerotic nature of the homosocial environment. Pointing to instances where modern.

      The creation myth of the modern homosexual is at once an episode in the triumphal epic March of Progress, and a cautionary tale of sinful human pride. But I myself should stop speaking in parables, and turn to Foucault’s own, the famous passage from the first volume of his History of Sexuality that became the John of queer theory. Chapter 8 10% Homosexual Myth A recent event in the development of the “modern homosexual” is significant, but may not yet be considered historical. In a legal brief filed in a June Supreme Court case, Lawrence vs. Texas, a coalition of 31 leading pro-homosexual activists groups did not use the 10% figure for the number of homosexuals.


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The Myth of the Modern Homosexual is a useful and engaging text. The title of Georgiadis’ book, translated into English, is Homosexuality in Ancient Greece: The Myth Collapses (Greek: το Ομοφυλοφιλία στην αρχαία Ελλάδα: ο μύθος καταρρέει). According to the review, Georgiadis supports his argument that “homosexuality was penalized in law and deplored by all.

The myth of the modern homosexual: queer history and the search for cultural unity /. Little is known of female homosexuality in antiquity. Sappho, born on the island of Lesbos, was included by later Greeks in the canonical list of nine lyric adjectives deriving from her name and place of birth (sapphic and lesbian) came to be applied to female homosexuality beginning in the 19th 's poetry centers on passion and love for various personages and both genders.

His book, Homosexuality in Ancient Greece: The Myth is Collapsing (available online here), is a polemical review of the evidence. To Georgiades, the evidence demonstrates that homosexuality was not considered acceptable, let alone ‘ideal’, in ancient Greece.

The sources he examines include but are not limited to the following. This percentage is not only the basis of the homosexual-rights "ten percent" myth, but also serves as a cornerstone of the sex education classes being taught in the United States today.

Kinsey's conclusions on sexuality were contained in the famous studies he co-authored with Wardell B. Pomeroy, C.E.

Martin, and P.H. Gebhard. MYTH # 3 People become homosexual because they were sexually abused as children or there was a deficiency in sex-role modeling by their parents. THE ARGUMENT Many anti-gay rights activists claim that homosexuality is a mental disorder caused by some psychological trauma or aberration in childhood.Rictor Norton’s The Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity is a wonderful example of using history and historical knowledge to demolish overweening theory.

The overweening theory being demolished being social constructionist views of homosexuality. The notion that the modern identity of the homosexual is an entirely modern construction, with no.