After The History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault

After The History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault

By: Scott Spector (editor), Dagmar Herzog (editor), Helmut Puff (editor)Paperback

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This is an important collection of essays, many of them very original and outstanding, that will further the field of history of sexuality in general and will contribute to the German historiography in particular. * Lutz Sauerteig, University of Durham This volume provides a thought provoking and thorough engagement with various aspects of Foucault's writing, at once paying homage to core themes in the history of German sexuality and charting a course for future research...The organization, structure, and coherence of each section is very strong...Most intriguing is its blend of approaches and blurring of time, distance (the Atlantic divide in scholarship, that is), and disciplinarity. * Jennifer Evans, Carleton University Michel Foucault's seminal The History of Sexuality (1976-1984) has since its publication provided a context for the emergence of critical historical studies of sexuality. This collection reassesses the state of the historiography on sexuality-a field in which the German case has been traditionally central. In many diverse ways, the Foucauldian intervention has governed the formation of questions in the field as well as the assumptions about how some of these questions should be answered. It can be argued, however, that some of these revolutionary insights have ossified into dogmas or truisms within the field. Yet, as these contributions meticulously reveal, those very truisms, when revisited with a fresh eye, can lead to new, unexpected insights into the history of sexuality, necessitating a return to and reinterpretation of Foucault's richly complex work. This volume will be necessary reading for students of historical sexuality as well as for those readers in German history and German studies generally who have an interest in the history of sexuality. Scott Spector is Professor in the Department of History and Professor and Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Helmut Puff is Professor in the Departments of History and Germanic Languages at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dagmar Herzog is Distinguished Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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Scott Spector is Professor in the Department of History and Professor and Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His book Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle won the DAAD/GSA Prize for best History book in German studies (1999-2000). His forthcoming book is entitled Violent Sensations: Sexuality, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914. Helmut Puff is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Germanic Languages at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on history, literature, culture, gender, and sexuality in the late medieval and early modern periods, primarily in German-speaking Europe. His publications include Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600 (2003) and Zwischen den Disziplinen? Perspektiven der Fruhneuzeitforschung (co-edited with Christopher Wild, 2003). Dagmar Herzogis Professor of History and Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (2011), Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics (2008), Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (2005) and Intimacy and Exclusion: Religious Politics in Pre-Revolutionary Baden (1996) and the editor of Lessons and Legacies VII: The Holocaust in International Perspective (2006).

Contents

List of Figures Introduction: After the History of Sexuality? Periodicities, Subjectivities, Ethics Scott Spector PART I: WHEN WAS SEXUALITY? RETHINKING PERIODIZATION Chapter 1. After the History of (Male) Homosexuality Helmut Puff Chapter 2. Sexual Identity and Other Aspects of 'Modern' Sexuality: New Chronologies, Same Old Problem? Merry Wiesner-Hanks Chapter 3. Interior States and Sexuality in Early Modern Germany Ulinka Rublack Chapter 4. Saying It With Flowers: Post-Foucauldian Literary History and the Poetics of Taboo in a Premodern German Love Song (Walther von der Vogelweide's Under der linden) Andreas Krass Chapter 5. Early Nineteenth-Century Sexual Radicalism: Heinrich Hossli and the Liberals of His Day Robert Deam Tobin PART II: WHOSE SEXUALITY? SUBJECTIVITY, SURVEILLANCE, EMANCIPATION Chapter 6. Anna Ruling, Michel Foucault, and the 'Tactical Polyvalence' of the Female Homosexual Kirsten Leng Chapter 7. To Police and Protect: The Surveillance of Homosexuality in Imperial Berlin Robert Beachy Chapter 8. Soliciting Fantasies: Knowing and Not-Knowing about Male Prostitution by Soldiers in Imperial Germany Jeffrey Schneider Chapter 9. Between Normalization and Resistance: Prostitutes' Professional Identities and Political Organization in Weimar Germany Julia Roos Chapter 10. Writing Love, Feeling Shame: Rethinking Respectability in the Weimar Homosexual Women's Movement Marti Lybeck Chapter 11. Transsexual: Herculine Barbin Meets 'Liebe Marta Philipp Sarasin PART III: THE POLITICS OF SEXUAL ETHICS Chapter 12. Beyond Freedom: A Return to Subjectivity in the History of Sexuality Tracie Matysik Chapter 13. Homosexuality in the Sexual Ethics of the 1930s: A Values Debate in the Culture Warsbetween Conservatism, Liberalism, and Moral-National Renewal Andreas Pretzel Chapter 14. Socialist Eugenics and Homosexuality in the GDR: The Case of Gunter Dorner Florian G. Mildenberger Chapter 15. Sex, Sentiment, and Socialism: Relationship Counseling in the GDR in the Wake of the 1965 Family Law Code Erik Huneke Chapter 16. Longing, Lust, Violence, Liberation: Discourses on Sexuality on the Radical Left in West Germany, 1969-1972 Massimo Perinelli Postscript: Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again Dagmar Herzog Select Bibliography Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 13/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857453730
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780857453730
  • weight: 597
  • ISBN10: 0857453734

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