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From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage : international perspectives since 1789, edited by Sean Brady and Mark Seymour

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From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage : international perspectives since 1789
Title
From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage
Title remainder
international perspectives since 1789
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sean Brady and Mark Seymour
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by recent adoptions of same-sex marriage, From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage provides international perspectives on the legal and social history of same-sex relationships from the early 19th century to the present. Its emphasis is on areas where the impetus for change has been most noticeable: Europe, the Americas, and Australasia. From Sodom and Gomorrah to Britain's sodomy laws and continental Europe's abhorrence of sexual acts 'against nature', the history of same-sex love traditionally ranged from fire and brimstone maledictions to secrecy and scandal. Until recently, legal positions across the western world reflected the legacies of the British and French empires, as well as Christianity, particularly Catholicism. In recent years, however, there has been a revolution in attitudes towards same-sex relationships. This poses hitherto unanswered questions: what historical complexities lie behind the revolutionary shift from punitive attitudes to legal endorsement of same-sex relationships? Given the cultural variety of historical attitudes to same-sex relationships, why has their legal acceptance been so international? The essays in this volume provide answers to these questions, offering the first international overview of the topic. While other studies have attempted to explain the change in legal and social treatment of same-sex relationships in a national context, or within a shorter time frame, this is the first volume to examine the topic from the French Revolution to the present day, bringing together a diverse array of perspectives over a range of countries. It is an important volume for students and scholars of queer history, the history of sexuality, law and sociology
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UKMGB
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1964-
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  • Brady, Sean
  • Seymour, Mark
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  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
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From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage : international perspectives since 1789, edited by Sean Brady and Mark Seymour
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
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Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on contributors -- Foreword. From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage: historical transformations / Sean Brady and Mark Seymour-- Same-sex sexual relations and the French Revolution: the decriminalization of sodomy in 1791 / Bryant T. Ragan, Jr. -- Arguing against intolerance: Louisiana and Britain in the early nineteenth century / Charles Upchurch -- Regarding Pratt and Smith, the last couple of sodomites to be hanged in Britain / Dominic Janes -- Defining "unnatural crime": sex and the English convict system, 1950-1900 / Ben Bethell -- "It is my husband who has such weaknesses": a mid-nineteenth-century Peruvian divorce case / Magally Alegre Henderson -- Flappers and felons: rethinking the criminal law and homosex in interwar Australia, 1920-1939 / Yorick Smaal and Mark Finnane -- Spain from Franco's repressive regime to same-sex marriage / Geoffroy Huard -- Affecting legal change: law and same-sex feelings in West Germany since the 1950s -- The sexual (geo)politics of loyalty: homosexuality and emotion in cold war security policy / Kate Davison -- Homosexual politics in the British world: toward a transnational understanding / Graham Willett -- Gender and the politics of marriage in postwar Australia and Britain / Rebecca Jennings -- From Giarre to civil unions: the "long march" for same-sex relationships in Italy / Yuri Guaiana and Mark Seymour -- "It's poppycock to say homosexuals can be excused": rethinking the gay and lesbian movement in the Republic of Ireland, 1970s-1990s / Patrick McDonagh -- " ... Do you want more?": a brief history of same-sex partnerships, family formations, and marriage in twentieth-century United States / Marcia M. Gallo -- Gay marriage in England: after the party / Daniel Monk -- Same-sex unions: in retrospect and prospect / Robert Aldrich -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781350023925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1104024788
Label
From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage : international perspectives since 1789, edited by Sean Brady and Mark Seymour
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on contributors -- Foreword. From sodomy laws to same-sex marriage: historical transformations / Sean Brady and Mark Seymour-- Same-sex sexual relations and the French Revolution: the decriminalization of sodomy in 1791 / Bryant T. Ragan, Jr. -- Arguing against intolerance: Louisiana and Britain in the early nineteenth century / Charles Upchurch -- Regarding Pratt and Smith, the last couple of sodomites to be hanged in Britain / Dominic Janes -- Defining "unnatural crime": sex and the English convict system, 1950-1900 / Ben Bethell -- "It is my husband who has such weaknesses": a mid-nineteenth-century Peruvian divorce case / Magally Alegre Henderson -- Flappers and felons: rethinking the criminal law and homosex in interwar Australia, 1920-1939 / Yorick Smaal and Mark Finnane -- Spain from Franco's repressive regime to same-sex marriage / Geoffroy Huard -- Affecting legal change: law and same-sex feelings in West Germany since the 1950s -- The sexual (geo)politics of loyalty: homosexuality and emotion in cold war security policy / Kate Davison -- Homosexual politics in the British world: toward a transnational understanding / Graham Willett -- Gender and the politics of marriage in postwar Australia and Britain / Rebecca Jennings -- From Giarre to civil unions: the "long march" for same-sex relationships in Italy / Yuri Guaiana and Mark Seymour -- "It's poppycock to say homosexuals can be excused": rethinking the gay and lesbian movement in the Republic of Ireland, 1970s-1990s / Patrick McDonagh -- " ... Do you want more?": a brief history of same-sex partnerships, family formations, and marriage in twentieth-century United States / Marcia M. Gallo -- Gay marriage in England: after the party / Daniel Monk -- Same-sex unions: in retrospect and prospect / Robert Aldrich -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9781350023925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1104024788

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