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Inventing 'Heterosexuality' Through Ethnographic Knowledge Production: Tradition of Premarital Sleeping Together in Ukraine(XIX-the beginning of XX century), Dr Maria Mayerchyk

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The presentation will give a glimpse on how a modern idea of “sex” (in a sense of intercourse) and “normal sexual behaviour” (heterosexuality) constituted the body of ethnographic knowledge on premarital sleeping together and defined the unambiguous “sexual” interpretation of this widespread rural custom.

Maria Mayerchyk (Ph.D.) is a Senior Research Associate at the Ethnology Institute (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Docent at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, and Editor-in-Chief of peer-reviewed open access online journal Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies Her research interests include the history of sexuality, the history of ideas, the history (“archeology”) of knowledge, ethnology and tradition, feminist and queer theories, and contemporary feminist and LGBTIQ movements in Ukraine.

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