Sex in the Archives

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Show simple item record Reay, Barry en 2017-06-26T02:25:27Z en 2015-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Radical History Review, May 2015, 2015 (122), 103 - 113 en
dc.identifier.issn 0163-6545 en
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dc.description.abstract This article deals with some very queer diaries in the New York Public Library, the David Louis Bowie Diaries, 1978–1993. These descriptions of New York sex in the periods before and after AIDS consist of text, drawings, and photographs, including information on drug taking, numerous clubs (the Mineshaft was one of Bowie's haunts), a great amount of casual sex, and material dealing with the New York fisting scene. They are not philosophical or romantic reminiscences but sex diaries. The article deals with both a described sexual world and the source that represents it. The diaries are a chronicle. But they are also sexual objects, Bowie's own sexual archive. He was aroused both by the memories they stored and his textual and visual renderings. He refers to masturbating to his drawings—even while executing them. The archive is imbricated in its recorded sexual encounters in intriguing ways. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Duke University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Radical History Review en
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dc.title Sex in the Archives en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1215/01636545-2849558 en
pubs.issue 122 en
pubs.begin-page 103 en
pubs.volume 2015 en en
pubs.end-page 113 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 490281 en Arts en Humanities en History en
dc.identifier.eissn 1534-1453 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-06-26 en

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