In this interview, Thomas Laqueur ranges widely across his childhood in 1940s Istanbul and 1950s small-town West Virginia to his “crisis” as a social historian that propelled him to cultural history and the study of sexuality and to his attempt to understand the cultural work of the dead. Friendship emerges not only as a thread connecting his various intellectual enterprises but as his way of exploring and living in the world.
Seth Koven; Thomas Laqueur. Public Culture 1 January 2013; 25 (1 (69)): 65–84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-1890468
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