Los Invisibles

A History of Male Homosexuality in Spain, 1850-1940

Author(s): Richard Cleminson Francisco Vásquez García

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • May 2007 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708320129
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164875
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783164882
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324691

About The Book

Research into homosexuality in Spain is in its infancy. The last ten or fifteen years have seen a proliferation of studies on gender in Spain but much of this work has concentrated on women's history, literature and femininity. In contrast to existing research which concentrates on literature and literary figures, Los Invisibles focuses on the change in cultural representation of same-sex activity of through medicalisation, social and political anxieties about race and the late emergence of homosexual sub-cultures in the last quarter of the twentieth century. As such, this book constitutes an analysis of discourses and ideas from a social history and medical history position. Much of the research for the book was supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to research the medicalisation of homosexuality in Spain.A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project.


'[it] covers ground which is completely untouched in English-language Hispanism or, indeed, in the History of Sexuality generally and which is only very partially covered in specialist, short works in Spanish.' Chris Perriam, Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Manchester.

About the Author(s)

Richard Cleminson

Dr. Cleminson is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Leeds. He has previously published books in both English and Spanish for Spanish and UK publishers including Huerga and Fierro and Peter Lang. Prof. Vazquez Garcia is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cadiz. He has published widely for various Spanish publishers and university presses.

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Francisco Vásquez García

Francisco Vázquez García is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cadiz. He has published widely on Foucault, Bourdieu and the history of sexuality and the self.

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