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Celibacies: American Modernism & Sexual Life

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In this innovative study, Benjamin Kahan traces the elusive history of modern celibacy. Arguing that celibacy is a distinct sexuality with its own practices and pleasures, Kahan shows it to be much more than the renunciation of sex or a cover for homosexuality. Celibacies focuses on a diverse group 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 reveals the many varieties of celibacy that have until now escaped scholars of literary modernism and sexuality. Ultimately, this book wrests the discussion of celibacy and sexual restraint away from social and religious conservatism, resituating celibacy within a history of political protest and artistic experimentation. Celibacies offers an entirely new perspective on this little-understood sexual identity and initiates a profound reconsideration of the nature and constitution of sexuality.

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Arguing that celibacy is a distinct sexuality with its own practices and pleasures, Benjamin Kahan shows it to be much more than the renunciation of sex or a cover for homosexuality.

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Benjamin Kahan is Assistant Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822355687
Author:
Kahan, Benjamin
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 photographs
Pages:
232

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Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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