The invention of heterosexuality / Jonathan Ned Katz ; foreword by Gore Vidal ; afterword by Lisa Duggan.

This boldly original work reexamines our society's basic heterosexual/homosexual distinction - focusing on the evolution of the term heterosexual, which, as this study demonstrates, only entered our language a little more than a hundred years ago, ushering in a new way of dividing up and judgin...

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Main Author: Katz, Jonathan, 1938-
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Dutton, ©1995.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Gore Vidal
  • 1. The Genealogy of a Sex Concept: From Homosexual History to Heterosexual History
  • 2. The Debut of the Heterosexual: Richard von Krafft-Ebing and the Mind Doctors
  • 3. Before Heterosexuality: Looking Backward
  • 4. Making the Heterosexual Mystique: Sigmund Freud's Seminal Conceptions
  • 5. The Heterosexual Comes Out: From Doctor Discourse to the Mass Media
  • 6. Questioning the Heterosexual Mystique: Some Liberal Feminist and Radical Feminist Verdicts
  • 7. The Lesbian Menace Strikes Back: Some Lavender Feminist Critiques
  • 8. Toward a New Pleasure System: Looking Forward
  • Afterword / Lisa Duggan.