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Marc-André Raffalovich's Uranism and Unisexuality : A Study of Different Manifestations of the

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Marc-André Raffalovich's Uranism and Unisexuality is a unique work of early sexology written in French by a gentleman scholar, poet, self-styled scientist of sexuality, and Catholic convert. Never before translated into English, this landmark 1896 study argues for the rights of homosexuals in society and its responsibility to them. Raffalovich draws on history, literature, philosophy, and theology to assert that not only is homosexual orientation morally neutral, it can in fact serve an ethical good.Raffalovich, an acquaintance of Oscar Wilde who famously rescued John ('Dorian') Gray when the artist tired of him, was himself a homosexual who bravely transformed his voice to speak publicly at a time when same-sex acts were criminal. He corresponded with all the major specialists of his day and published in scientific venues. This edition provides an introduction, biographical note, and contextualizations for Raffalovich's many references.
Number of Pages: 312
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Modern / 19th Century, Social History, Europe / France
Series Title: Genders and Sexualities in History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: November 18, 2015
TCIN: 50243472
UPC: 9781137451385
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3993

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