|Serie||Gender Studies: Bloomsbury Academic Collections|
|Emne||Gay & Lesbian studies; Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest; Social & cultural history|
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Om Myth of the Modern Homosexual
With careful reasoning supported by wide-ranging scholarship, this study exposes the fallacies of 'social constructionist' theories within lesbian and gay studies and makes a forceful case for the autonomy of queer identity and culture. It presents evidence that queers are part of a centuries-old history, possessing a unified historical and cultural identity. The volume reviews the fundamental historiographical issues about the nature of queer history, arguing that a new generation of queer historians will need to abandon authoritarian dogma founded upon politically-correct ideology rather than historical experience. Norton offers a clear exposition of the evidence for ancient, indigenous and pre-modern queer cultural continuity, revealing how knowledge of that history has been suppressed and censored and sets out the 'queer cultural essentialist' position on the key topics of queer history role, identity, bisexuality, orientation, linguistics, social control, homophobia, subcultures, and kinship patterns.