The Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz
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Exploring the history of heterosexual and homosexual concepts, a study examines the works of such professionals as Freud and the influence of the church while challenging current opinions about sexual identity. 15,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Jonathan Ned Katz

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Love Stories is published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz's first book on sexuality in society and time, the groundbreaking Gay American History (1976). He also authored Gay/Lesbian Almanac (1983), and The Invention of Heterosexuality (1995), among other books and articles.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Dutton Adult. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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According to Katz, such liberal and radical feminists as Betty Friedan and Kate Millett have played a key role in debunking the presumption of heterosexuality--perhaps unintentionally--primarily through their challenging of the social organization of human reproduction: By questioning the validit...

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Katz (Gay American History) argues that heterosexuality is a social construct rather than a natural, unambiguous given. He notes that the terms heterosexual and homosexual were coined in 1868 by Germa

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Prior to the late 19th century, he maintains, the social universe was not polarized into ``hetero'' and ``homo.'' The examples he cites in support of his thesis-ancient Greece, the new England colonies (1607-1740) and the U.S. between 1820 and 1850-do not substantiate Katz's claims.

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