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 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 historic Greece and Rome. a lot of the argument referring to those matters, even if, has did not interact with the primary argument of Foucault’s paintings, particularly, the statement that sexuality as we comprehend it is the correlative of a traditionally particular type of clinical and criminal discourse that emerged simply within the past due 19th century.

Rather than reopening previous debates, old intercourse takes up Foucault’s demand discursive research and elucidates the various ways in which old Greek and Roman texts and visible arts articulate a culturally particular discourse approximately sexual issues. 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 proven 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 old and sleek sexual categories.

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