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Sexual politics, sexual communities : the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970

Author: John D'Emilio
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D'Emilio's new preface and afterword examine the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Emilio
ISBN: 0226142671 9780226142678
OCLC Number: 39069536
Description: xvi, 269 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Identity, Community, and Oppression: A Sexual Minority in the Making. 1. Homosexuality and American Society: An Overview. 2. Forging a Group Identity: World War II and the Emergence of an Urban Gay Subculture. 3. The Bonds of Oppression: Gay Life in the 1950s --
Pt. 2. The 1950s: Radical Visions and Conformist Pressures. 4. Radical Beginnings of the Mattachine Society. 5. Retreat to Respectability. 6. Dual Identity and Lesbian Autonomy: The Beginnings of Separate Organizing Among Women. 7. The Quest for Legitimacy --
Pt. 3. The 1960s: Civil Rights and the Pursuit of Equality. 8. Gay Life in the Public Eye. 9. Civil Rights and Direct Action: The New East Coast Militancy, 1961-1965. 10. The Movement and the Subculture Converge: San Francisco During the Early 1960s. 11. High Hopes and Modest Gains --
Pt. 4. The Liberation Impulse. 12. A New Beginning: The Birth of Gay Liberation. 13. Conclusion.
Responsibility: John D'Emilio.
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Including documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the late-20th-century gay culture to emerge, this text aims to provide a  Read more...

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