restricted access   Volume 23, Number 1, January 2014

Table of Contents


The Courtesan and the Birth of Ars Erotica in the Kāmasūtra: A History of Erotics in the Wake of Foucault

pp. 1-20


“Is He a Licentious Lewd Sort of a Person?”: Constructing the Child Rapist in Early Modern England

pp. 21-52

Sodomy, Masturbation, and Courts-Martial in the Antebellum American Navy

pp. 53-78

Oscar Wilde, Sodomy, and Mental Illness in Late Victorian England

pp. 79-95

This Is 1975, Not 1875: Despair and Longings in Women’s Letters to Cambridge Lesbian Liberation and Daughters of Bilitis Counselor Julie Lee in the 1970s

pp. 96-122

Book Reviews

Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam by Kecia Ali (review)

pp. 123-125

Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States by Kristin Celello (review)

pp. 125-127

Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotic Empire of Beate Uhse by Elizabeth Heineman (review)

pp. 127-129

The Roman Wedding: Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity by Karen K. Hersch (review)

pp. 129-131

Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History by Dagmar Herzog (review)

pp. 131-133

For Business and Pleasure: Red-Light Districts and the Regulation of Vice in the United States, 1890–1933 by Mara L. Keire (review)

pp. 134-136

America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation by Elaine Tyler May (review)

pp. 136-138

Not in This Family: Gays and the Meaning of Kinship in North America by Heather Murray (review)

pp. 138-140

Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right by Whitney Strub (review)

pp. 140-142

The Notorious Dr. Flippin: Abortion and Consequence in the Early Twentieth Century by Jamie Q. Tallman (review)

pp. 142-145

Private Practices: Harry Stack Sullivan, the Science of Homosexuality, and American Liberalism by Naoko Wake (review)

pp. 145-147

Books of Critical Interest

pp. 148-151

Dissertations Recently Completed in Related Fields

pp. 152-154