Against Nature: Essay on history, sexuality, and identity by Jeffrey Weeks
These influential essays on history, sexuality and identity record a particular personal, intellectual and political journey which will find echoes in a range of contexts and disciplines. Sexual identities, Jeffrey Weeks argues, are both historically invented and essential in day-to-day life. They are constructed in a traceable history, but are the crucial means through which we negotiate the hazards of contemporary lives. They are necessary fictions.
The essays explore a number of interrelated themes: the making of homosexual identities; the personal and culteral impact of the AIDS crisis; and the politics and values of the period we increasingly think of as 'post-modern'.