Celibacies: American Modernism and Sexual Life by Benjamin Kahan PDF

By Benjamin Kahan

ISBN-10: 082235554X

ISBN-13: 9780822355540

ISBN-10: 082235568X

ISBN-13: 9780822355687

In this cutting edge research, Benjamin Kahan strains the elusive heritage of contemporary celibacy. Arguing that celibacy is a different sexuality with its personal practices and pleasures, Kahan indicates it to be even more than the renunciation of intercourse or a canopy for homosexuality. Celibacies specializes in a various crew of authors, social activists, and artists, spanning from the suffragettes to Henry James, and from the Harlem Renaissance's Father Divine to Andy Warhol. This array of figures unearths the various forms of celibacy that experience previously escaped students of literary modernism and sexuality. eventually, this ebook wrests the dialogue of celibacy and sexual restraint clear of social and spiritual conservatism, resituating celibacy inside of a historical past of political protest and inventive experimentation. Celibacies deals a completely new point of view in this little-understood sexual identification and initiates a profound reconsideration of the character and structure of sexuality.

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