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Gay life and culture : a world history

Author: Robert Aldrich
Publisher: New York, NY : Universe, 2006.
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In the years since Stonewall, the world has witnessed an outpouring of research, critical inquiry, and re-interpretation of gay life and culture. This book draws on new material to present a comprehensive survey of all things gay, stretching back to ancient Sumeria and ranging to the present day. The authors juxtapose thought provoking essays with an extensive selection of images, many never before seen. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gay life and culture.
New York, NY : Universe, 2006
(OCoLC)654789397
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aldrich
ISBN: 0789315114 9780789315113
OCLC Number: 74909268
Description: 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Gay and lesbian history / Robert Aldrich --
Homosexuality in Greece and Rome / Charles Hupperts --
The Middle Ages / Bernd-Ulrich Hergemöller --
Early modern Europe, 1400-1700 / Helmut Puff --
Male homosexuality in the age of enlightenment and revolution, 1680-1850 / Michael Sibalis --
Lesbians and their like in early modern Europe, 1500-1800 / Laura Gowing --
The Americas : from colonial times to the 20th century / Brett Genny Beemyn --
The homosexual age, 1870-1940 / Florence Tamagne --
Public spheres and gay politics since the Second World War / Domenico Rizzo --
Loving women in the modern world / Leila J. Rupp --
Discovering homosexuality : cross-cultural comparison and the history of sexuality / Lee Wallace --
Homosexuality in the Middle East and North Africa / Vincenzo Patanè --
Desire and same-sex intimacies in Asia / Adrian Carton --
The gay world : 1980 to the present / Gert Hekma.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Aldrich.
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In the years since Stonewall, the world has witnessed an outpouring of research, critical inquiry, and re-interpretation of gay life and culture. This book draws on new material to present a comprehensive survey of all things gay, stretching back to ancient Sumeria and ranging to the present day. The authors juxtapose thought provoking essays with an extensive selection of images, many never before seen. This combination reveals the story behind gay culture from the industrialized world to the remotest corners of tribal New Guinea. The book covers such topics as the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David, the Age of Confucius, Native American berdaches, Polynesian mahus, Berlin in the '20s, Stonewall and the disco-flavored hedonism that followed, and the advent of AIDS, Act Up, and Angels in America. This book makes a contribution to understanding what makes gay life and culture universal throughout human culture and across time.

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