Envisioning the World We Make, Social-Historical Construction, a Model, a Manifesto

On February 2, 2016, OutHistory publishes a provocative, original essay by its founder and co-director Jonathan Ned Katz.

“I’m going public with this essay three months before the major sexual history conference on May 5-6, at The New School, New York City,” said  Katz. “I hope this essay’s publication will encourage others to offer their own visions of the social-historical world. Even if researchers disagree with the model I propose, clarifying our basic, first assumptions about society will help us all better understand  historically specific worlds. I’m asking OutHistory readers for comments on my essay, and citations of relevant books and articles, to help me develop the next version.” A print Word version of this essay is available. Katz can be reached at outhistory@gmail.com 

For information about the history conference on May 5-6, in New York,please visit GayAmericanHistory.com.  The conference is Gay American History @ 40: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History: Past, Present, Future. 

Copyright by Jonathan Ned Katz 2016. This essay may not be reproduced without the author’s permission.