Michel FoucaultOCOs seminal The History of Sexuality
(1976OCo1984) has since its publication provided a context for the
emergence of critical historical studies of sexuality. This
collection reassesses the state of the historiography on
sexualityOCoa field in which the German case has been traditionally
central. In many diverse ways, the Foucauldian intervention has
governed the formation of questions in the field as well as the
assumptions about how some of these questions should be answered.
It can be argued, however, that some of these revolutionary
insights have ossified into dogmas or truisms within the field.
Yet, as these contributions meticulously reveal, those very
truisms, when revisited with a fresh eye, can lead to new,
unexpected insights into the history of sexuality, necessitating a
return to and reinterpretation of FoucaultOCOs richly complex work.
This volume will be necessary reading for students of historical
sexuality as well as for those readers in German history and German
studies generally who have an interest in the history of
||Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association
• Helmut Puff
• Dagmar Herzog
||Electronic book text - Windows
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