Homosexuality in French History and Culture

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-02-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This groundbreaking book explores episodes, patterns, and images of same-sex attraction in France from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, from the essays of Michel de Montaigne to pride parades in contemporary Paris. Homosexuality in French History and Culture combines fresh, creative re-interpretation of familiar texts with exciting new explorations of neglected historical episodes and cultures. This text is a landmark of meticulous scholarship and rigorous theoretical analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(4)
Jeffrey Merrick
Michael Sibalis
``That Friendship Which Possesses the Soul'': Montaigne Loves La Boetie
Marc D. Schachter
Female Friendship as the Foundation of Love in Madeleine de Scudery's ``Histoire de Sapho''
Leonard Hinds
Masculinity and Satires of ``Sodomites'' in France, 1660-1715
Lewis C. Seifert
The Abominable Madame de Murat
David Michael Robinson
The ``Italian Taste'' in the Time of Louis XVI, 1774-92
Olivier Blanc
``Brutal Passion'' and ``Depraved Taste'': The Case of Jacques-Francois Pascal
Jeffrey Merrick
``Au sein de vos pareilles'': Sapphic Separatism in Late Eighteenth-Century France
Susan Lanser
The Palais-Royal and the Homosexual Subculture of Nineteenth-Century Paris
Michael Sibalis
Les Chevaliers de la guirlande: Cellmates in Restoration France
Nicholas Dobelbower
Homosexuals in the City: Representations of Lesbian and Gay Space in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Leslie Choquette
Pederasts, Prostitutes, and Pickpockets in Paris of the 1870s
William A. Peniston
Drames d'amour des pederastes: Male Same-Sex Sexuality in Belle Epoque Print Culture
Michael L. Wilson
Homosexuality in the French Colonies
Robert Aldrich
Folles, Swells, Effeminates, and Homophiles in Saint-Germain-des-Pres of the 1950s: A New ``Precious'' Society?
Georges Sideris
The Birth of a French Homosexual Press in the 1950s
Olivier Jablonski
The Construction of a Political and Media Presence: The Homosexual Liberation Groups in France Between 1975 and 1978
Jean Le Bitoux
Gay Mimesis and Misogyny: Two Aspects of the Same Refusal of the Other?
Marie-Jo Bonnet
Contributors 281(4)
Index 285

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