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

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 historical Greece and Rome. because the construction of Foucault’s historical past of Sexuality, the sector 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 inspiration for old Greece and Rome. a lot of the argument bearing on those concerns, although, has did not have interaction with the critical argument of Foucault’s paintings, specifically, the statement that sexuality as we are aware of it is the correlative of a traditionally particular type of scientific and felony discourse that emerged merely within the past due 19th century.

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

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