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Queering the underworld : slumming, literature, and the undoing of lesbian and gay history

Author: Scott Herring
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
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At the start of the twentieth century, tales of "how the other half lives" experienced a surge in popularity. People looking to go slumming without leaving home turned to these narratives for spectacular revelations of the underworld and sordid details about the deviants who populated it. In this major rethinking of American literature and culture, Scott Herring explores how a key group of authors manipulated this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herring, Scott, 1976-
Queering the underworld.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006101403
(OCoLC)77333924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Herring
ISBN: 9780226327921 0226327922
OCLC Number: 434595802
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Queer Slumming --
Terra incognita: Jane Addams, philanthropic slumming, and the elusive identity of Hull-House --
Willa Cather's experiment in luxury --
"Slightly known territory": renaissance admixture and the so-called van vechten school --
Antisapphic modernism --
Secrets of the African-American bisexual man; or, double lives on the down low.
Responsibility: Scott Herring.

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