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

By Laura Doan

For many years, the background of sexuality has been a multidisciplinary venture serving competing agendas. Lesbian, homosexual, and queer students have produced strong narratives by means of tracing the gay or queer topic as non-stop or discontinuous. but organizing old paintings round different types of identification as basic or irregular frequently obscures how sexual issues have been recognized or observed within the past. Set opposed to the backdrop of women’s paintings reports, friendships, and groups in the course of international 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 booklet, Laura Doan clarifies the moral worth and political function of identification history—and certainly its very potential to offer upward thrust to leading edge practices borne of sustained trade among queer stories and significant history. Disturbing Practices insists on taking heavily the principal to step open air the common sense of identification to deal with questions as but unasked in regards to the smooth sexual past.

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