Reviews

Author: 
Giovanni Vitiello
Reviewer: 
Derek Hird

Hird on Vitiello, 'The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China'


Giovanni Vitiello. The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xii + 296 pp. $36.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-226-85795-4; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-85792-3.

Reviewed by Derek Hird
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Cardell K. Jacobson, Lara Burton, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lori Beaman

Beaman on Jacobson and Burton, 'Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues'


Cardell K. Jacobson, Lara Burton, eds. Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 384 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-974637-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-974638-5.

Reviewed by Lori Beaman (University of Ottowa)
Published on H-Histsex (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Chris Bobel, Samantha Kwan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Megan Dean

Dean on Bobel and Kwan, 'Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules'


Chris Bobel, Samantha Kwan, eds. Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2011. 272 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-1786-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-1787-6.

Reviewed by Megan Dean (University of Alberta)
Published on H-Histsex (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Adam Kuper
Reviewer: 
Katie Barclay

Barclay on Kuper, 'Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England'


Adam Kuper. Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. 296 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03589-8.

Reviewed by Katie Barclay (University of Adelaide)
Published on H-Histsex (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Incest or Intimacy: The Victorian Bourgeoisie

Author: 
Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey
Reviewer: 
Whitney Strub

Strub on Viefhues-Bailey, 'Between a Man and a Woman?: Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage'


Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey. Between a Man and a Woman?: Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 192 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15620-2.

Reviewed by Whitney Strub (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Histsex (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Julia Roos
Reviewer: 
Katie Sutton

Sutton on Roos, 'Weimar through the Lens of Gender: Prostitution Reform, Woman's Emancipation, and German Democracy, 1919-33'


Julia Roos. Weimar through the Lens of Gender: Prostitution Reform, Woman's Emancipation, and German Democracy, 1919-33. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. viii + 314 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11734-5.

Reviewed by Katie Sutton (University of Melbourne)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Whitney Strub
Reviewer: 
Patrick Glen

Glen on Rosen, 'Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography' and Strub, 'Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right'


Robert Rosen. Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography. London: Headpress, 2010. 256 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-900486-76-7.Whitney Strub. Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 382 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14886-3; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14887-0.

Author: 
Kevin Floyd
Reviewer: 
Amy E. Wendling

Wendling on Floyd, 'The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism'


Kevin Floyd. The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 270 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-4395-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-4396-7.

Reviewed by Amy E. Wendling (Creighton University)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Kevin P. Murphy
Reviewer: 
Thomas A. Foster

Foster on Murphy, 'Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform'


Kevin P. Murphy. Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 320 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-12997-8.

Reviewed by Thomas A. Foster
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
C. Todd White
Reviewer: 
Graham Willett

Willett on White, 'Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights'


C. Todd White. Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. xvii + 258 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03441-1; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07641-1.

Reviewed by Graham Willett (University of Melbourne)
Published on H-Histsex (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Barry Reay
Reviewer: 
Jason Narlock

Narlock on Reay, 'New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America'


Barry Reay. New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America. Encounters: Cultural Histories Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. xiv + 279 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8007-4; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7190-8008-1.

Reviewed by Jason Narlock (London Study Centre, Arcadia University )
Published on H-Histsex (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Lori Reed, Paula Saukko, eds.
Reviewer: 
Meredith Nash

Nash on Reed and Saukko, 'Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health, and Networks of Power'


Lori Reed, Paula Saukko, eds. Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health, and Networks of Power. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. vi + 310 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-2953-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-2952-6.

Reviewed by Meredith Nash (University of Tasmania)
Published on H-Histsex (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Richard D. Sonn
Reviewer: 
Constance Bantman

Bantman on Sonn, 'Sex, Violence, and the Avant-Garde: Anarchism in Interwar France'


Richard D. Sonn. Sex, Violence, and the Avant-Garde: Anarchism in Interwar France. University Parkc: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. x + 259 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-03663-2.

Reviewed by Constance Bantman (University of Surrey)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Author: 
Justin Spring
Reviewer: 
Barry Reay

Reay on Spring, 'Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade'


Justin Spring. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010. Illustrations. xv + 478 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-28134-2.

Reviewed by Barry Reay
Published on H-Histsex (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

A Secret History?

Author: 
Douglas A. Feldman, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael Connors Jackman

Jackman on Feldman, 'AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men'


Douglas A. Feldman, ed. AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. 285 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3431-7.

Reviewed by Michael Connors Jackman (York University)
Published on H-Histsex (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Understanding Men's Sexualities as the AIDS Epidemic Continues

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