To a large extent, the regulatory discourses of sexology and criminology control our understandings of sexual as well as gender identity. By pathologising some identities, they highlight the normal and acceptable, thus reproducing the heteronormative status quo. In this text I analyse Czech sexological and criminological writing on the topic of pornography, as well as feminist anti-pornography arguments, as articulated both in the United States and contemporary Europe. I argue that not only do sexology and criminology produce normalising accounts of gender and sexuality, but that surprising congruences arise between these disciplines and feminist antipornography discourse. These discourses share a perception of gender as a binary and stable category and sexuality as essentially heterosexual. Although this is perhaps to be expected from confining discourses such as sexology and criminology, it remains objectionable and proves especially unwelcome in progressive social powers such as feminism.
319 SEXUAL OFFENSES AND FORENSIC SEXOLOGY IN POLAND M.A. FILAR Professor of Criminal Law, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun 1. Introduction Poland has a population of slightly more than 36 million; it is an industrial- agricultural country. About
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, secular, and scientific values, sexology and reproductive medicine posed a direct challenge to the absolutist moral universe of Catholic dogma, one in which papal opinion was considered unfailingly infallible. In the immediate post-unitary period, no single scientist better exemplified this seismic
The Ludic body in Querelle
After challenging the accuracy and pertinence of Sartre’s project and describing the problematic influence it has had, the author begins his own investigation of Genet by examining the notion of precarious identity which informs the Genetian text. Through a dense weft of textual maneuvers arises an aesthetically playful approach to sexual identity.
From the beginnings of work in the field of sexology, homosexual desire has defied certain types of rigid schematization such as Freud’s Oedipus complex. Indeed, it can be better viewed through the alternative interpretive lenses of Deleuze and Guattari who challenge patriarchal order in the study of sexuality.
Such an approach eventually leads to a discovery of the body’s centrality in Genet’s fiction, especially in his last novel Querelle. It is precisely this ludic body that has escaped Sartre’s critical eye and many subsequent studies of Genet’s literature.
women, most of them educated at girls’ high schools. The concept and term douseiai (同性愛, literally ‘same-sex love’) surely derived from Western sexology, and thus one might imagine the word to carry negative or even stigmatizing connotations. This was not necessarily the case in pre-war Japan, because
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Love Songs in Ming China
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the popular press and trans- lated works on Western sexology. e book is divided into ﬁ ve chapters in addition to the introduction and con- clusion. In the introduction, Kang provides a useful overview of other works on same-sex relations from the imperial era until 1949 in China, summarizing the