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SodometriesRenaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities$
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Jonathan Goldberg

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823232215

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.001.0001

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Discovering America

Discovering America

(p.179) Chapter 6 Discovering America

Jonathan Goldberg

Fordham University Press

The recovery of the history of sodomy in the New World is of signal importance as one way of resisting modes of thinking which, every day, seem to be growing more widespread, and which the decision of the Supreme Court can be said to have licensed. Therefore, as an originary moment in the history of the making of America not the act “discovery” or the successful colonization (Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Independence Day) — and whose very duplications suggest that we don not quite know when or where America starts, that the justices' appeal to “fundamental” principles may cover a multiplicity that cannot be reduced to a single origin.

Keywords:   sodomy, New World, colonization, Supreme Court, America

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