Tag: History of Sexuality
Beyond the Beads and Feathers: Unpacking the Subversive Potential of Carnival in the Atlantic World
Beyond the colour and conviviality, Carnivals have served as a means for participants to challenge oppression through performance. Angela Davis explores the history of this tradition and the sociocultural changes it has driven.
The Portrayal of Female Desire and Lesbianism in Deepa Mehta’s Fire
Written by Kat Jivkova. Deepa Mehta’s deeply impactive 1996 film, ‘Fire’, is a portrayal of female desire as resistance to Hindu patriarchy. Kat Jivkova asks why, as something deeply embedded in Indian life and a not a mere Western import, this stirred much imagination, and ire, on its release.
The Morning Star: Philippe I Duc d’Orléans Reconsidered
Written by Hazel Atkinson. The life of Philippe I Duc d’Orléans has been treated with pity and contempt by historians, on account of his lack of conformity to both early modern and modern notions of masculinity. But when re-considered, we can learn much about Philippe’s life, and how he was regarded by those around him.