Remapping the Sites of Modern Gay History: Legal Reform, Medico-Legal Thought, Homosexual Scandal, Erotic Geography

  title={Remapping the Sites of Modern Gay History: Legal Reform, Medico-Legal Thought, Homosexual Scandal, Erotic Geography},
  author={Joseph Bristow},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={116 - 142}
  • J. Bristow
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
E thirty years ago Jeffrey Weeks published his groundbreaking Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (1977)—an immensely influential history of the British sexual reform movements from the 1870s to the 1970s. Its appearance was followed closely (and in some ways serendipitously) by Robert Hurley’s 1978 English translation of Michel Foucault’s commanding Introduction to his projected six-volume History of Sexuality. Foucault’s theoretical work… Expand
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