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Queer London : perils and pleasures in the sexual metropolis, 1918-1957

Author: Matt Houlbrook
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Series: Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In August 1934, young Cyril L. wrote to his friend Billy about all the exciting men he had met, the swinging nightclubs he had visited, and the vibrant new life he had forged for himself in the big city.".
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Houlbrook
ISBN: 0226354601 9780226354606 0226354628 9780226354620
OCLC Number: 57675867
Description: xii, 384 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: This is London --
I: Policing --
Regulation --
II: Places --
Geographies of public sex --
The pink shilling --
The baths --
A room of one's own --
III: People --
"Piccadilly palare" : the world of the West End poof --
"London's bad boys" : homosex, manliness, and money in working-class culture --
"The heart in exile" : respectability, restraint, and the city --
IV: Politics --
Sexual difference and Britishness --
Daring to speak whose name? : queer cultural politics --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society.
Responsibility: Matt Houlbrook.
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He also describes how London shaped the culture and politics of queer life - and how London was in turn shaped by the lives of queer men. Ultimately, Houlbrook unveils the complex ways in which men  Read more...

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