Re: the geography of perversion

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 24 Jan 1996 21:03:16 -0500

To indicate that the use of the word "perversion" does not reveal the
author's own attitude would it not be appropriate to put it in quotation
marks? And thanks for the additional information, Jennifer. Ruby Rohrlich

On Wed, 24 Jan 1996, JENNIFER HAMMER wrote:

> Two notes about _The Geography of Perversion: Male-to-Male Sexual
> Behavior Outside the West, 1750-1918_, since it's come up. First of
> all, the use of the word "perversion" does not, of course, indicate
> the author's own attitude, but rather the way same-sex desire was
> formulated in many of the texts discussed in the book. You may also
> be interested to know that in the U.S. the book is available from New
> York University Press.
> I hope you find this information to be useful.
> With best wishes,
> Jennifer Hammer
> Associate Editor
> New York University Press
> 70 Washington Square South
> New York, NY 10012
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> >
> > Do you think their use of the word "perversion" in the title THE
> > GEOGRAPHY OF PERVERSION indicates the approach of the authors toward
> > homosexuality? Ruby Rohrlich