Paul Mepschen — August 24 - evening
Essentialism ß-ŕ social construction
some Freudian explanations (development of sexual deviancy in early youth)
No unilinear history --- Peter Drucker: combined and uneven social construction (Different Rainbows, 2000).
Industrial capitalism, the pre-industrial family, wage-labour, the development of the homosexual subject / a homosexual identity.
Bourgeois ideology – conservative/Victorian. Foucault’s ideas (policing, medical research, the homosexual as a social category).
Reasons for bourgeois anxiety – crisis of the family as a characteristic of capitalism – contradiction. Role of the family in the reproduction of labour.
Before the war.
After the war – long wave of capitalist expansion. Youth culture, gendered and sexual revolt. Sexual revolution. Development of the modern gay and lesbian movement.
Why and how we fight for sexual liberation.