Gay Culture In America Essays From The Field

He argues that three innovations in communication helped individuals to see themselves as members of larger sexual communities: the rise of a homophile movement in the 1950s, broad public interest in homosexuality created by the media in the late 1950′s and early 1960s, and the emergence of gay and lesbian self-published guides, gossip sheets, and magazines that circulated broadly and help forge a sense of large community and eventually of its political possibilities.

In sum, this book marvelously charts the connections among desire, identity, and community.

His book is model of scholarly innovation and daring.

Nadine Hubbs has written a powerful transdisciplinary study of the creation of modernist American music and its genesis in queer culture in the mid twentieth century, entitled The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Grounded theoretically in Black feminist literature, the first half of Snorton’s compelling work traces a genealogy of blackness through transness illustrating how both were consolidated and circulated through their shared work to produce fungible bodies within the emergent Transatlantic economy.

In the second half, Snorton reroutes twentieth-century trans historiography by returning to and refiguring the well-known cases of Christine Jorgensen and Brandon Teena.The John Boswell Prize recognizes an outstanding book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English.It is awarded in odd-numbered years, covering books published in the previous two years. draws together an eclectic archive ranging from early sexological studies to fugitive slave narratives and twentieth-century journalist accounts of Black trans people to make a compelling case for the ways that blackness and transness co-constituted and animated one another in their historical construction.Accessibly and deftly written, the book offers complex interpretations of the intertwining of racism, sexism, and homophobia.Tiemeyer adds an important new narrative to the history of gender and the workplace.My Desire for History elegantly surveys the pioneering work of the late Allan Bérubé and makes clear his genius as a public historian.The essays themselves—part history, part memoir—are wide-ranging, accessible, and powerful, and include several selections from Bérubé’s unpublished manuscript on the history of the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union.A landmark study in queer history, Jens Rydström’s Sinners and Citizens contributes countless new insights to the field, illuminating distinctive sexualities in Scandinavia, examining rural along with urban phenomena, and bringing a needed focus to sexual practices, in addition to sexual identities and cultures.It reminds us that, for hundreds of years, same-sex sexuality and bestiality were a conceptually linked pair, two closely related kinds of unnatural intercourse.At the same time, Tortorici offers instruction to those future researchers on how to read the archive as a site for the construction of meaning both in past and present, where visceral reactions like revulsion, seduction, and nostalgia are always operative.Grounded in substantial and dynamic archival work, Arresting Dress historicizes the very production of normativity and marginality within the changing political and social climate of 19th century San Francisco and the broader United States.

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