This review essay traces the impact of feminism on the development of a new approach to the history of sexuality over the past decade. Recent scholarship is surveyed to show how the reconceptualization of gender and sexual relations as social constructions, involving power and politics rather than simply “natural” biological factors, has shaped the questions and methods of historians.
- History of sexuality
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- History and Philosophy of Science