Review Essay From Instincts to Politics: Writing the History of Sexuality in the U.S.

Lisa Duggan

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    This review essay traces the impact of feminism on the development of a new approach to the history of sexuality over the past decade. Recent scholarship is surveyed to show how the reconceptualization of gender and sexual relations as social constructions, involving power and politics rather than simply “natural” biological factors, has shaped the questions and methods of historians.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)95-109
    Number of pages15
    JournalThe Journal of Sex Research
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1 1990



    • History of sexuality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gender Studies
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology(all)
    • History and Philosophy of Science

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