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A history of homosexuality in Europe : Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939, volume I & II

Verfasser/in: Florence Tamagne
Verlag: New York, N.Y. : Algora, 2006.
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The period between the two world wars was crucial in the history of homosexuality in Europe. It was then that homosexuality first came out into the light of day. Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the postwar era, and the  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Florence Tamagne
ISBN: 0875863558 9780875863559
OCLC-Nummer: 63110242
Anmerkungen: Translation of: Histoire de l'homosexualité en Europe.
Beschreibung: 2 v in 1 ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: The history of homosexuality: a new and controversial history research in homosexuality: methodological problems --
1: A brief apogee: the 1920s, a first homosexual liberation --
The homosexual --
between dandy and militant --
A myth is born: those flamboyant days --
Looking back: 1869-1919 --
The homosexual scene: subversive language --
Magical cities, mythical cities: the geography of where to meet --
Liberation on the move: the golden age of homosexual movements --
The German model: communitarianism and militancy --
The German model as an influence on homosexual movements --
The French way: individualism comes up short --
An inversion of values: the cult of homosexuality --
Seduced in the public schools --
Two generations of homosexual intellectuals --
2: Unacknowledged fears and desires: ambiguous speech and stereotyped images --
Homosexuals become commonplace during the inter-war period --
Awakening: working to construct a homosexual identity --
The medical model: an identity imposed from outside --
Being homosexual: proclaiming an identity --
Defining oneself as a lesbian --
an identity under construction --
The birth of a homosexual community? --
Breaking the silence: homosexuals and public opinion --
The weight of prejudices --
Homosexuality and the winds of fashion --
Homosexuals as political chips --
Homosexuals in the political arena --
Misunderstanding or betrayal? The left shifts between puritanism and opportunism --
Genealogy of a crime: homosexuality as a fascistic perversion --
3: A factitious tolerance losing ground under the repression of the 1930s --
Criminals before the law --
Reactionary England (1919-1939) --
Weimar Germany, permissiveness and repression (1919-1933) --
French homosexuals --
out of probation (1919-1939) --
The end of a dream: the German model blows up --
1933-1935: destruction of the German model --
1935-1939: the organization of the anti-homosexual terror --
The late 1930s: French and English homosexuals in a turmoil --
Toward homosexual liberation.
Verfasserangabe: Florence Tamagne.

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The period between the two world wars was crucial in the history of homosexuality in Europe. It was then that homosexuality first came out into the light of day. Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the postwar era, and the bonds forged at school and on the battlefront, in a scholarly treatise charting the early days of the homosexual and lesbian scene. Berlin became the capital of the new culture, and the center of a political movement seeking rights and protections for what we now call gays and lesbians. In England, the struggle was brisk to undermine the structures and strictures of Victorianism; whereas in France (which was more tolerant, over all), homosexuality remained more subtle and nonmilitant. However, the social and political backlash soon became apparent, first of all in Germany. More conservative attitudes arrested the evolution of the new mores, and it was not until the 1960s that the new wave of the sexual revolution once again swept the continent. Tamagne's work outlines the long and arduous journey from the shadows toward acceptability as the homosexual and lesbian community sets out to find a new legitimacy at various levels of society. She weaves together cultural references from literature, songs and theater, news stories and private correspondence, police reports and government documents to give a rounded picture of the evolving scene.

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