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The Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz
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Mar 18, 2010

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Katz places the normative category of heterosexuality under the microscope, reviewing and commenting on its history in American & European literature that often focuses on challenges to the system in the form of the 'abnormal' (ex: 'homosexuality' or feminist discourses). I was impressed by his analysis of key texts and found it very thought-provoking. At the end of it all I find that the definition of heterosexuality (in all its historical specificity) still remains elusive.

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