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Cherry Grove, Fire Island : sixty years in America's first gay and lesbian town

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Duke editionView all editions and formats
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Esther Newton tells the story of Cherry Grove, the popular gay and lesbian resort community off of Long Island. Newton discusses the importance of camp, gay theater and the intersections of race,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Newton
ISBN: 9780822355533 0822355531
OCLC Number: 902838075
Description: xxiv, 378 pages, 18 unnumered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: How the Grove became gay: 1936-1945 --
Built upon the sand? --
The gay country club: 1946-1959 --
The battle for the beach --
Conviviality and camp --
Trouble in paradise --
The nation takes shape: 1960-1969 --
The rise of gay commercialism --
The geometry of gay prejudice --
Plays, parties, and sex --
The "Lithuanians" and the "doughnut rack": the lesbian minority: 1936-1980 --
The "fun gay ladies" --
Just one of the "boys"? --
The Grove after stonewall: 1970-1980 --
The ad hoc committee to save Cherry Grove --
Bored on the Fourth of July.
Responsibility: Esther Newton, with a new preface.

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"Newton foregrounds the role of lesbians and analyzes their invisibility and minority status in the community. She is also sensitive to how race and class function in the Grove, considering both the Read more...

 
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