Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

264 Pages | 80 b&w illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526124548

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Sex in the Archives

Writing American sexual histories

First Edition

Barry Reay

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An experiment in writing an American sexual history, spanning the spectrum of queer, trans, and the allegedly 'normal'.
  • Richly illustrated with photographic material from the archives
  • An exploration of the new significance of the archive in the history of sex
  • Topics covered include masturbation, pornography, transgender sexual histories, and the Kinsey archives
  • Provides sexual histories where pornography and sexual research are indistinguishable; where personal obsession becomes tomorrow's archive
  • Makes an innovative contribution to American studies, sexuality studies, the history of sex, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, queer studies, trans studies, pornography studies, visual studies, museum studies, and media studies

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