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Ellis argues that sexual inversion has been particularly prevalent "in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era" in "men of exceptional ability and criminals" (24).
61) Cross-gendered behavior was considered the single most important sign of same-sex desire, even though Havelock documented a far wider range of characteristics in his Sexual Inversion.
While it may be a stretch to conclude that Hemingway and Wilhelm were familiar with the work of Edith Ellis, it's highly likely that they both knew her husband's work, including Sexual Inversion.
Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds, Sexual Inversion (1897).
Felipa" has been suggestively read as a story that makes use of theories of sexual inversion to represent lesbian desire relatively overtly.
Again, given that the first western theories of homosexuality centered on sexual inversion, or malformed gender, and given their association of blackness with sexual violence and victimhood, it is reasonable to assert that colonial representations of black men and women under conditions of enslavement have influenced configurations of (homo)sexual abjection in later decades.
sexual inversion explains homosexual desire as a physiological misplaced heterosexuality; a principle of gender dimorphism is insinuated within desire in order to distantiate the sameness of bodies.
0 cm in length (the overlap zone between male and female sizes) and the median size of sexual inversion was 103.
Through the body of Robin Vote, Barnes stages a spectrum of perversion--beginning with sexual inversion and ending with bestiality--that maps a dynamics of regression.
The time was simply not ripe for Symonds's erotic poetry, or his work on sexual inversion.
In the 1915 edition of his famous volume Sexual Inversion, for instance, sexologist Havelock Ellis discussed both the presence of and culture associated with gay American males.
Arse verse" love is here preposterous in the literal sense of that word described by Patricia Parker: "preposterous in the sexual as well as other sense is in this respect a more revealing term than sodomy, for it links something represented as sexual inversion with a whole contemporary range of other orders" (27).