Historicising ‘Compulsory Able‐bodiedness’: The History of Sexology meets Queer Disability Studies

@article{Leng2019HistoricisingA,
  title={Historicising ‘Compulsory Able‐bodiedness’: The History of Sexology meets Queer Disability Studies},
  author={Kirsten Leng},
  journal={Gender \& History},
  year={2019},
  volume={31}
}
  • K. Leng
  • Published 1 July 2019
  • Art
  • Gender & History
In her 2013 book Disturbing Practices, Laura Doan encouraged historians to take seriously the notion of ‘queerness-as-method,’ as opposed to a form of being.1 Treating ‘queer’ as a verb rather than a noun, she argued, would enable historians to think differently about the sexual past, and to write histories of sexuality less concerned with tracing genealogies for particular identities than subjecting the ‘regime of modern sexuality’ itself to critical examination.2 According to Doan, practicing… 
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