In 2004, the first same-sex couple married in Quebec. How did homosexuality - an act that had for centuries been defined as criminal and abominable - come to be sanctioned by law? In Judging Homosexuals, Patrice Corriveau finds answers in a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec. By tracing over time how various groups - family and clergy, doctors and jurists - tried to manage people who were defined in turn as sinners, as criminals, as inverts, and as citizens deserving of protection, this book shows how the law helped construct the crime.
Patrice Corriveau is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and a researcher with the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child and the Sexual and Gender Diversity: Vulnerability, Resilience. Kathe Roth has been a literary translator, working mainly in historical non-fiction, for more than twenty years. She lives and works in Saint-Lazare, Quebec.
Foreword / Barry Adam Preface Introduction 1 Ancient Greece to the Seventeenth Century: From Pederasty to Sodomy 2 The Grande Ordonnance of 1670 to the British Conquest: The Sodomist and the Stake 3 The British Conquest to the Late Nineteenth Century: From the Sodomist to the Invert, or From the Priest to the Physician 4 The Late Nineteenth Century to the Sexual Revolution: From Invert to Homosexual 5 The 1970s to the Present: From Prison to City Hall Conclusion: From One Sexual Perversion to Another? Notes References Index
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