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Examine how a community of support in Nineteenth-Century Paris became a blueprint for modern sexual identity! A unique social history, Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris is a valuable addition to the growing field of gay and lesbian studies. The book examines the interaction between the city's male homosexual subculture and Parisian authority figures who attempted to maintain political and social order during the early years of the French Third Republic by using laws against public indecency and sexual assault to treat same-sex sexuality as a cr.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The laws -- The police -- The police in the 1870s -- The magistrates -- The doctors -- The subculture -- Sexual behavior -- Social relations -- Geography -- Conclusions -- A decadent aristocrat and a delinquent boy -- Pederasts, prostitutes, and pickpockets -- Love and death in gay Paris -- Summary -- Conclusion.
Cover; Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris; Copyright; About the Author; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: The Forces of Authority; Chapter 1. The Laws; Chapter 2. The Police; Chapter 3. The Police in the 1870s; Chapter 4. The Magistrates; Chapter 5. The Doctors; Chapter 6. Summary; Part II: The Subculture; Chapter 7. Composition; Chapter 8. Sexual Behavior; Chapter 9. Social Relations; Chapter 10. Geography; Chapter 11. Summary; Part III: Case Studies; Chapter 12. A Decadent Aristocrat and a Delinquent Boy; Chapter 13. Pederasts, Prostitutes, and PickpocketsChapter 14. Love and Death in Gay Paris; Chapter 15. Summary; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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