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Disturbing Practices – History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Laura Doan


For decades, the history of sexuality has been a multidisciplinary project serving competing agendas. Lesbian, gay, and queer scholars have produced powerful narratives by tracing the homosexual or queer subject as continuous or discontinuous. Yet organizing historical work around categories of identity as normal or abnormal often obscures how sexual matters were known or talked about in the past. Set against the backdrop of women’s work experiences, friendships, and communities during World War I, this book draws on a substantial body of new archival material to expose the roadblocks still pr ... More

Keywords: history of sexuality, queer scholars, queer subject, friendships, communities, World War I, identity history, innovative practices, critical history, logic of identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226001586
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Doan, author

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