Ancient Sex: New Essays (Classical Memories/Modern by Kirk Ormand,Ruby Blondell PDF

By Kirk Ormand,Ruby Blondell

Ancient intercourse: New Essays provides groundbreaking paintings in a post-Foucauldian mode on sexuality, sexual identities, and gender identities in historic Greece and Rome. because the creation of Foucault’s heritage of Sexuality, the sphere of classics has been stuck in a recursive loop of argument concerning the existence—or lack thereof—of "sexuality" (particularly "homosexuality") as a significant cultural notion for historic Greece and Rome. a lot of the argument referring to those matters, besides the fact that, has did not have interaction with the important argument of Foucault’s paintings, particularly, the statement that sexuality as we realize it is the correlative of a traditionally particular kind of scientific and criminal discourse that emerged purely within the overdue 19th century.

Rather than reopening outdated debates, historical intercourse takes up Foucault’s demand discursive research and elucidates many of the ways in which historical Greek and Roman texts and visible arts articulate a culturally particular discourse approximately sexual concerns. every one contributor presupposes that sexual and gendered identities are discursively produced, and teases out many of the ways in which the Greeks and Romans spoke and thought of those concerns. Comprising essays by way of rising and verified students, this quantity emphasizes particularly: sexual discourses approximately ladies; the interplay among sexual identities and sophistication prestige; gender as an risky discursive classification (even in antiquity); and the relationships among historic and sleek sexual categories.

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