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The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Benjamin Kahan

Abstract

The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality theorizes a historical etiological method as an alternative to the epistemological approaches that play such a vital role in the field-imaginary of sexuality studies. This historical etiological approach recovers a multiplicity of patterns, models, and categories of sexuality, recording their sites of production, tracing synchronic relations between sexual formations, and theorizing the contours of these sexualities by attending to the accounts of their origins. At its broadest, this project seeks not to rationaliz ... More

Keywords: sexology, sexuality, Eve Sedgwick, Michel Foucault, etiology, epistemology, homosexuality, queer theory, paradigm shift, sexuality studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226607818
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Kahan, author
Louisiana State University