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The straight state : sexuality and citizenship in twentieth-century America

Author: Margot Canaday
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2009.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies the federal regulation of homosexuality. Revealing the evidence from the National Archives, this title shows how the state systematically came to penalize homosexuality, giving rise to a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Canaday
ISBN: 9780691135984 0691135983
OCLC Number: 690791722
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies 2010
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-277 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Immigration. "A new species of undesirable immigrant" : perverse aliens and the limits of the law, 1900-1924 --
Military. "We are merely concerned with the fact of sodomy" : managing sexual stigma in the World War I-era military, 1917-1933 --
Welfare. "Most fags are floaters" : the problem of "unattached persons" during the early New Deal, 1933-1935 --
Welfare. "With the ugly word written across it" : homo-hetero binarism, federal welfare policy, and the 1944 GI Bill --
Military. "Finding a home in the Army" : women's integration, homosexual tendencies, and the Cold War military, 1947-1959 --
Immigration. "Who is a homosexual?" : the consolidation of sexual identities in mid-twentieth-century immigration law, 1952-1983.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Other Titles: Immigration. "A new species of undesirable immigrant" : perverse aliens and the limits of the law, 1900-1924.
Military. "We are merely concerned with the fact of sodomy" : managing sexual stigma in the World War I-era military, 1917-1933.
Welfare. "Most fags are floaters" : the problem of "unattached persons" during the early New Deal, 1933-1935.
Welfare. "With the ugly word written across it" : homo-hetero binarism, federal welfare policy, and the 1944 GI Bill.
Military. "Finding a home in the Army" : women's integration, homosexual tendencies, and the Cold War military, 1947-1959.
Immigration. "Who is a homosexual?" : the consolidation of sexual identities in mid-twentieth-century immigration law, 1952-1983.
Responsibility: Margot Canaday.
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It is not really news that inhabitants of the United States are governed by what historian Margot Canaday calls, in the title of her excellent book, a 'straight state.' For some time now, scholars of Read more...

 
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