By George E. Haggerty, Molly McGarry
A better half to Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer experiences is the 1st unmarried quantity survey of present discussions happening during this speedily constructing zone of research. spotting the multidisciplinary nature of the sector, the editors assemble new essays via a world crew of verified and rising students Addresses the politics, economics, background, and cultural effect of sexuality Engages the way forward for queer stories by way of asking what sexuality stands for, what paintings it does, and the way it keeps to constitution discussions in a number of educational disciplines in addition to modern politics
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Those who choose marriage and who discipline themselves accordingly, are more, not less free than those who do not. That “earnest enforcement” by the community enforces this discipline simply reinforces marriage as a norm, as what everyone should want. Neither discipline nor regulation per se make one unfree. Rather, the appropriate type of regulation is a sign of freedom itself. ” In this conﬁguration, sexual regulation can stand in metonymically for appropriately disciplined freedom tout court.
I make this argument because modern freedom, even the Enlightenment freedom that is ﬁrst and foremost supposed to be liberated from religion, has religious roots. Those roots can be found in the Protestant Reformation, and they inform not just the “religious Right” but also the secularism that draws upon the Enlightenment (and its religious heritage). In other words, American secularism is a Christian, and speciﬁcally Protestant, secularism. 10 Ann and I argue that secularisms are inﬂected by the religions over against which they are deﬁned, and in the United States that inﬂection is speciﬁcally Christian.
The literature that emphasizes continuities in sexual identities over time is too varied to gather easily under one rubric. It ranges from the earliest attempts to ﬁnd “gay” ancestors in the distant past to more recent excavations of premodern sexual or gender identities, including Judith M. Bennett, “Confronting Continuity,” Journal of Women’s History 9:3 (1997): 73–94 and Randolph Trumbach, Sex and the Gender Revolution: Heterosexuality and the Third Gender in Enlightenment London (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998).
A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies) by George E. Haggerty, Molly McGarry