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Gay New York : gender, urban culture, and the makings of the gay male world, 1890-1940

Author: George Chauncey
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1994.
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This groundbreaking work shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of public and private documents, this is a look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed. Focusing on New York City, the gay capital of the nation for nearly a century, Chauncey recreates the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Chauncey, George.
Gay New York.
New York : Basic Books, ©1994
(OCoLC)646972132
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Chauncey
ISBN: 0465026338 9780465026333 0465026214 9780465026210
OCLC Number: 29877871
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1995.
Description: xi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Male (Homo)Sexual Practices and Identities in the Early Twentieth Century. Ch. 1. The Bowery as Haven and Spectacle. Ch. 2. The Fairy as an Intermediate Sex. Ch. 3. Trade, Wolves, and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood. Ch. 4. The Forging of Queer Identities and the Emergence of Heterosexuality in Middle-Class Culture --
pt. II. The Making of the Gay Male World. Ch. 5. Urban Culture and the Policing of the "City of Bachelors" Ch. 6. Lots of Friends at the YMCA: Rooming Houses, Cafeterias, and Other Gay Social Centers. Ch. 7. "Privacy Could Only Be Had in Public": Forging a Gay World in the Streets. Ch. 8. The Social World of the Baths. Ch. 9. Building Gay Neighborhood Enclaves: The Village and Harlem --
pt. III. The Politics of Gay Culture. Ch. 10. The Double Life, Camp Culture, and the Making of a Collective Identity. Ch. 11. "Pansies on Parade": Prohibition and the Spectacle of the Pansy. Ch. 12. The Exclusion of Homosexuality from the Public Sphere in the 1930s --
Epilogue: The Strange Career of the Closet.
Responsibility: George Chauncey.
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