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Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America

Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America - 12 edition

Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America - 12 edition

ISBN13: 9780226257471

ISBN10: 0226257479

Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America by Thomas A. Foster - ISBN 9780226257471
Edition: 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 2012
International: No
Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America by Thomas A. Foster - ISBN 9780226257471

ISBN13: 9780226257471

ISBN10: 0226257479

Edition: 12

Summary

Over time, sexuality in America has changed dramatically. Frequently redefined and often subject to different systems of regulation, it has been used as a means of control; it has been a way to understand ourselves and others; and it has been at the center of fierce political storms, including some of the most crucial changes in civil rights in the last decade. Edited by Thomas A. Foster, Documenting Intimate Matters features seventy-two documents that collectively highlight the broad diversity inherent in the history of American sexuality. Complementing the third edition of Intimate Matters, by John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman-often hailed as the definitive survey of sexual history in America-the multiple narratives presented by these documents reveal the complexity of this subject in US history. The historical moments captured in this volume will show that, contrary to popular misconception, the history of sexuality is not a simple story of increased freedoms and sexual liberation, but an ongoing struggle between change and continuity.

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