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Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960$
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Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520293373

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520293373.001.0001

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In the Shadow of Empire

In the Shadow of Empire

The Words and Worlds of Sexual Science

(p.444) Afterword In the Shadow of Empire
Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Howard Chiang

University of California Press

This book has presented a fresh history of sexual science, one that is oriented toward a global perspective, by exploring themes ranging from the concept of transvestitism to sexology's connections with anthropology and political ideologies such as communism. Using a series of localized and transregional case studies, the book has highlighted new interpretive approaches and new historical interlocutors in order to draw the field out of the shadow of Western intellectual hegemony. Well-known sources and figures in the history of sexual science have been discussed, from Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Havelock Ellis to Magnus Hirschfeld and Max Marcuse. What the book calls the shadow of empire and its workings have fueled and at the same time compounded sexological circulations outside the West, but it has also tackled aspects of the “global” approach that go beyond the networks of imperialism.

Keywords:   sexual science, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Havelock Ellis, Magnus Hirschfeld, Max Marcuse, imperialism, sexology, transvestitism, anthropology

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