Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women's by Laura Doan

By Laura Doan

For many years, the background of sexuality has been a multidisciplinary undertaking serving competing agendas. Lesbian, homosexual, and queer students have produced robust narratives by way of tracing the gay or queer topic as non-stop or discontinuous. but organizing ancient paintings round different types of identification as general or irregular frequently obscures how sexual concerns have been identified or mentioned within the past. Set opposed to the backdrop of women’s paintings studies, friendships, and groups in the course of global warfare I, Disturbing Practices attracts on a considerable physique of latest archival fabric to reveal the roadblocks nonetheless found in present practices and picture new alternatives.

In this landmark e-book, Laura Doan clarifies the moral worth and political objective of identification history—and certainly its very ability to offer upward push to leading edge practices borne of sustained alternate among queer experiences and significant history. Disturbing Practices insists on taking heavily the significant to step open air the good judgment of identification to handle questions as but unasked in regards to the sleek sexual past.

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