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The world turned : essays on gay history, politics, and culture

Author: John D'Emilio
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
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Distinguished historian and leading gay-rights activist D'Emilio show how gay issues moved from the margins to the center of national consciousness during the critical decade of the 1990s.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
D'Emilio, John.
World turned.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)654152143
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Emilio
ISBN: 0822329301 9780822329305 0822330237 9780822330233 0822329468 9780822329466
OCLC Number: 48965010
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Homophobia and the course of postwar American radicalism : the career of Bayard Rustin --
Placing gay in the sixties --
Still radical after all these years : remembering Out of the closets --
A meaning for all those words : sex, politics, history, and Larry Kramer --
Cycles of change, questions of strategy : the gay and lesbian movement after 50 years --
Organizational tales : interpreting the NGLTF story --
Why is this year different from any other? --
The Clinton election : historical perspectives at a moment of change --
Stonewall : myth and meaning --
Born gay? --
What does gay liberation have to do with the war in Bosnia? --
Laying claim to family --
Visions of leadership : remembering Ken Dawson --
My changing sex life --
Then and now : the shifting context of gay historical writing --
A biographer and his subject : wrestling with Bayard Rustin.
Responsibility: John D'Emilio.
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