Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank

By Hanne Blank

Just like the typewriter and the sunshine bulb, the heterosexual was once invented within the 1860s and rapidly and completely reworked Western tradition. the assumption of “the heterosexual” was once unparalleled. finally, women and men were having intercourse, marrying, construction households, and occasionally even falling in love for millennia with no need any designated identify for his or her feelings or acts. but, inside of part a century, “heterosexual” had develop into a byword for “normal,” enshrined in legislation, medication, psychiatry, and the media as a brand new most efficient for human experience.
 
during this stunning chronicle, historian Hanne clean digs deep into the earlier of sexual orientation, whereas at the same time exploring its modern psyche. Illuminating the hidden styles in centuries of occasions and traits, clean indicates how tradition creates and manipulates the methods we predict approximately and event hope, love, and relationships among women and men. starting from Henry VIII to testicle transplants, from Disneyland to sodomy legislation, and from Moby Dick to man made insemination, the background of heterosexuality seems to be something yet instantly or narrow.
 
With an eclectic scope and engaging aspect, Straight tells the eye-opening tale of a posh and infrequently contradictory man-made production that's all too frequently assumed to be an irreducible truth of biology.

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