The Resource The invention of heterosexuality, Jonathan Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan

The invention of heterosexuality, Jonathan Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan

Label
The invention of heterosexuality
Title
The invention of heterosexuality
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This boldly original work reexamines our society's basic heterosexual/homosexual distinction - focusing on the evolution of the term heterosexual, which, as this study demonstrates, only entered our language a little more than a hundred years ago, ushering in a new way of dividing up and judging sexuality and people."--BOOK JACKET. "Exploring the startling history of the heterosexual concept, Jonathan Ned Katz reveals that as late as the 1920s, heterosexuality was still defined in a major American dictionary as "morbid sexual passion for one of the opposite sex." It was only through a slow process that heterosexuality became this society's dominant norm. Analyzing the work of such pioneering students of sexuality as Sigmund Freud and Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Katz considers the effects of their ideas about the sacred primacy of heterosexuality on both scientific literature and popular culture. He also examines the varied commentaries on heterosexuality by such contemporary writers as James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, Adrienne Rich, Kate Millett, and Michel Foucault."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, Jonathan
Dewey number
306.76/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ23
LC item number
.K315 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heterosexuality
  • Homosexuality
Target audience
adult
Label
The invention of heterosexuality, Jonathan Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • 4.
  • Making the Heterosexual Mystique: Sigmund Freud's Seminal Conceptions
  • 5.
  • The Heterosexual Comes Out: From Doctor Discourse to the Mass Media
  • 6.
  • Questioning the Heterosexual Mystique: Some Liberal Feminist and Radical Feminist Verdicts
  • 7.
  • The Lesbian Menace Strikes Back: Some Lavender Feminist Critiques
  • 8.
  • Toward a New Pleasure System: Looking Forward
  • Foreword
  • Afterword
  • Lisa Duggan
  • Gore Vidal
  • 1.
  • The Genealogy of a Sex Concept: From Homosexual History to Heterosexual History
  • 2.
  • The Debut of the Heterosexual: Richard von Krafft-Ebing and the Mind Doctors
  • 3.
  • Before Heterosexuality: Looking Backward
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 291 p.
Isbn
9780525938453
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94032650
System control number
  • OCM31132802
  • CARL031132802
Label
The invention of heterosexuality, Jonathan Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan
Publication
Contents
  • 4.
  • Making the Heterosexual Mystique: Sigmund Freud's Seminal Conceptions
  • 5.
  • The Heterosexual Comes Out: From Doctor Discourse to the Mass Media
  • 6.
  • Questioning the Heterosexual Mystique: Some Liberal Feminist and Radical Feminist Verdicts
  • 7.
  • The Lesbian Menace Strikes Back: Some Lavender Feminist Critiques
  • 8.
  • Toward a New Pleasure System: Looking Forward
  • Foreword
  • Afterword
  • Lisa Duggan
  • Gore Vidal
  • 1.
  • The Genealogy of a Sex Concept: From Homosexual History to Heterosexual History
  • 2.
  • The Debut of the Heterosexual: Richard von Krafft-Ebing and the Mind Doctors
  • 3.
  • Before Heterosexuality: Looking Backward
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 291 p.
Isbn
9780525938453
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94032650
System control number
  • OCM31132802
  • CARL031132802

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