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作者 Clark, Anna, author
書名 Alternative histories of the self : a cultural history of sexuality and secrets, 1762-1917 / Anna Clark
出版項 London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
國際標準書號 9781350030633 (hbk)
1350030635 (hbk)
9781350118898 (pbk)
9781350030640 (ePDF)
9781350030657 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  900 C592    在架上    30550100631595
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HQ16 C592 2017    在架上    30530001296755
 人文社會聯圖  HQ16 .C47 2017    在架上    30600020121316
說明 xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Celebrating or rejecting the unique self -- The Chevalièr/e d'Éon: transgender heroine, pugnacious diplomat, or pious lady? -- Secrets and lies: Anne Lister's love for women and the natural self -- Richard Johnson and the imperial self -- James Hinton and the sacrifice of the self -- "Better to be an active devil than a crushed saint": Edith Ellis and the new life
Alternative Histories of the Self investigates how people re-imagined the idea of the unique self in the period from 1762 to 1917. Some used the notion of the unique self to justify their gender and sexual transgression, but others rejected the notion of the unique self and instead demanded the sacrifice of the self for the good of society. The substantial introductory chapter places these themes in the cultural context of the long nineteenth century, but the book as a whole represents an alternative method for studying the self. Instead of focusing on the thoughts of great thinkers, this book explores how five unusual individuals twisted conventional ideas of the self as they interpreted their own lives. These subjects include: The Chevalier/e d'Eon, a renegade diplomat who was outed as a woman; Anne Lister, who wrote coded diaries about her attraction to women; Richard Johnson, who secretly criticized the empire that he served; James Hinton, a Victorian doctor who publicly advocated philanthropy and privately supported polygamy; Edith Ellis, a socialist lesbian who celebrated the ̀abnormal'. These five case studies are skilfully used to explore how the notion of the unique individual was used to make sense of sexual or gender non-conformity. Yet this queer reading will go beyond same-sex desire to analyse the issue of secrets and privacy; for instance, what stigma did men who practiced or advocated unconventional relationships with women incur?
主題 Sex -- Social aspects -- History -- Case studies
Gender identity -- History -- Case studies
Sexual minorities -- Identity -- History
Social psychology -- History -- Case studies
Self-perception -- History
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