By Robert M. Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid, Donna J. Guy

A worldwide background of Sexuality offers a provocative, wide-ranging advent to the historical past of sexuality from the past due eighteenth century to the current day.


  • Explores what sexuality has intended within the daily lives of people over the past two hundred years
  • Organized round 4 significant subject matters: the formation of sexual id, the legislation of sexuality by way of societal norms, the law of sexuality through associations, and the intersection of sexuality with globalization
  • Examines the subject from a comparative, worldwide standpoint, with well-chosen case stories to light up the wider themes
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions from admired historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality experiences scholars
  • Introduces very important theoretical ideas in a transparent, obtainable way

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10) On one hand, ethnographers such as Krauss directed their observations on “the joy of life” in Japan and other “foreign” cultures at the restrictive sexual order at home in Western Europe or the United States. On the other, they used ethnic others including the Japanese to generate and reinforce white Western sexual norms while at the same time identifying new groups of nonwhite, non-European peoples who might benefit from the lifting of outmoded taboos on sexual behavior—an act of sexual liberation that outside observers expected would make non-European peoples happier, 30 Sabine Frühstück more natural, and less self-conscious or at least help them overcome supposedly violent and uncivilized sexual practices.

What a sad confession of the moral and intellectual imagination of these tourists themselves! (cited in Krauss 1911, p. 13, emphasis added) Although different scholars reached different conclusions, the new sexual science had radically changed the study of sexual practices and attitudes around the globe within only a few decades. Western European sexologists such as Krafft-Ebing in Austria, Ellis in England, and Hirschfeld in Germany garnered most of the initial international attention, but by the 1910s and 1920s East Asian scholars were playing a central role.

And they are more bound up in issues of sexuality than ever before. Halfway around the world, in South Africa, sexuality has become a matter of national politics and state formation in a dramatically different way. Constitutionalizing Nonnormative Sexuality: South Africa The Bill of Rights from the 1996 South African constitution includes this mandate: The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.

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