UPDATE: A History of Sexual Perversion 1650-1850 (2/31/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Peakman


Contributors are sought for a new book on 'A History of Sexual Perversion
1650-1850'. We specifically seek articles within the boundaries of history
of sexuality which examine so-called sexual 'perversions'; this might
include any sexual behaviour which was considered perverse or 'abnormal' for
its time and would include certain heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian,
transgender, transvestite etc. practices; and why was such behaviour was
seen as 'abnormal', 'perverse' or threatening; subjects for discussion might
be considered include bestiality, flagellation, sex with children, fetishes,
sado-masochism etc.

We are particularly interested in historically based articles but
interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

 We are looking for clearly written essays on instances of so-called
'abnormal' sexual behaviour in
 historical texts which predate the official naming events or labels such as
'perversity' 'homosexuality', 'lesbianism' "inversion," "masochism," et.
al, thereby complicating the historical
  picture of discursive and sexual practice; and in articles which address
the constructionalism verses essentialism debate.

 Preference will be given to eighteenth-century sources, but 1650-1850 is
the general range.
 Articles between 6-8000 words welcome with a hard copy by February 31st
2007 to:

Julie Peakman

2 Kings Garth

29 London rd

London SE23 3TT


contact: juliepeakman_at_btinternet.com

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