Journal of the History of Sexuality Recent Issues

Find journal articles and authors from recent issues of Journal of the History of Sexuality below.


  • Sexual Violence under Occupation during World War II: Soviet Women’s Experiences inside a German Military Brothel and Beyond

by Maris Rowe-McCulloch

  • “Inseparables”: Tobacco Workers in Seville and Female Homoeroticism at the End of the Nineteenth Century

by Francisco Vásquez García and Richard Cleminson

  • “We Lived as Do Spouses”: AIDS, Neoliberalism, and Family-Based Apartment Succession Rights in 1980s New York City

by René Esparza

  • The Price of the Ride in New York City: Sex, Taxis, and Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Dry Season of 1919

by Austin Gallas

Book Reviews

  • Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert, by Michael Lucey

Reviewed by Peter Cryle

  • Same Bodies, Different Women: “Other” Women in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, edited by Christopher Mielke and Andrea-Bianka Znorovsky

Reviewed by Katherine Crawford

  • Historical Sex Work: New Contributions from History and Archaeology, edited by Kristen R. Fellows, Angela J. Smith, and Anna M. Munns

Reviewed by Nina Kushner

  • Sex, Law, and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891-1937,  by Ishita Pande

Reviewed by Mytheli Sreenivas

  • Contraception: A Concise History,  by Donna J. Drucker

Reviewed by Robert A. Nye

  • Histories Queer Stories: Retrieving and Navigating Homosexuality in British Fiction about the Second World War, by Natalie Marena Nobitz

Reviewed by Chris Waters

  • Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music, by Vincent L. Stephens

Reviewed by David Imhoof

  • Destape: Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina, by Natalia Milanesio

Reviewed by Pablo Ben


  • The Man Who Loved Children: Lewis Carroll Studies’ Evidence Problem

by Katherine Wakely-Mulroney

  • “Be Nice to My Shadow”: Queer Negotiation of Privacy and Visibility in Kentucky

by Cecilia Parks

  • Sexual Identity at the Limits of German Liberalism: Law and Science in the Work of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825–1895)

by Patrick Singy

  • “I Know One Day a Miracle Will Happen”: Bruno Balz and the Position of the Gay Artist in Nazi Germany

by Jeffrey C. Blutinger

Book Reviews

  • Frottage: Frictions of Intimacy across the Black Diaspora, by Keguro Macharia

Reviewed by Elizabeth W. Williams

  • Sexual Hegemony: Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System, by Christopher Chitty

Reviewed by Ian Frederick Moulton

  • Queer Budapest, 1873–1961, by Anita Kurimay

Reviewed by Judit Takács

  • The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s, by Paulo Drinot

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley

  • Bawdy City: Commercial Sex and Regulation in Baltimore 1790–1915, by Katie M. Hemphill

Reviewed by Katherine Crawford

  • Angel on a Freight Train: A Story of Faith and Queer Desire in Nineteenth-Century America, by Peter C. Baldwin

Reviewed by Shelby M. Balik

  • Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire within Marriage, by Laura Jae Gutterman

Reviewed by Julie R. Enszer

  • The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, edited by Marc Stein

Reviewed by Christopher Phelps

  • The Injustices of Rape: How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950–1980, by Catherine O. Jacquet

Reviewed by Rachel Feinstein