New PDF release: A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (Blackwell

ISBN-10: 1118610660

ISBN-13: 9781118610664

A significant other to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a accomplished number of unique essays in relation to points of gender and sexuality within the classical international. perspectives a few of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically

• Discusses Greece and Rome in each one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and adjustments among the 2 classical civilizations
• Addresses the classical impression at the realizing of later a long time and faith
• Covers creative and literary genres, numerous social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of medication, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
• gains contributions from greater than forty best overseas students

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Pomeroy’s groundbreaking social history Feminist Theory 3 Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity (Pomeroy 1975), together established measures for dealing with admittedly lacunose data (McManus 1997, 15–19). This set of procedures increased scholarly sensitivity to atypical phenomena and encouraged closer questioning of documentation. When speaking of ancient women, for example, economic class and other determining factors had to be taken into account; the male-oriented nature of the evidence meant that primary and secondary sources required assessment of bias; dissenting views need not be excluded; cautious extrapolation might compensate for distortions or gaps in the record.

De Lauretis 1987, 14–15 and 34–8, who notes that even sexuality as discussed in Foucault’s volumes is exclusively male. The four collections are those of Halperin 1990; Halperin, Winkler, and Zeitlin 1990; Konstan and Nussbaum 1990; and Winkler 1990. Representative chapters articulating a feminist perspective and employing gender as an analytic tool are Carson and Zeitlin in the Halperin, Winkler, and Zeitlin volume and Nugent and Stehle in the Konstan and Nussbaum special issue. See Black 1998, 57–60; cf.

Skinner a relation, that is, as the assignment of an individual to one of two groupings within an asymmetrical system (de Lauretis 1987, 1–5; Flax 1990, 23). Historians warned that the use of gender as an analytic tool required awareness that it articulated and legitimated power imbalances (Scott 1988, 41–46). Furthermore, gender was seen to be basic to the constitution of the self, thereby shaping subjective experience (Flax 1990, 25–6). These complicating moves embedded gender even more firmly within linguistic schemes (Elam 2005).

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