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    Take the Young Stranger by the Hand Same-Sex Relations and the YMCA

    ISBN-10: 0226907848
    ISBN-13: 9780226907840
    Edition: 1998
    Description: Now associated with family health clubs, the YMCA's bland image is the result of relentless outreach and the studied avoidance of controversy. But, as John Gustav-Wrathall shows in his revealing social history of the organization, the life of the  More...
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    Copyright Year: 1998
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Publication Date: 10/1/1998
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 288
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.232
    Language: English

    Now associated with family health clubs, the YMCA's bland image is the result of relentless outreach and the studied avoidance of controversy. But, as John Gustav-Wrathall shows in his revealing social history of the organization, the life of the YMCA has been filled with strife, tragedy, and irony, a life that itself reflects the struggle over the shifting societal mores regarding masculine friendship and intimacy. Take the Young Stranger by the Hand presents the YMCA as an institution of profound contradictions, reflective of society's views of same-sex love and sexuality. "Gustav-Wrathall's book offers an in-depth history of the origins and purposes of the Young Men's Christian Association and how it evolved into--and out of--a gay playland."--Arnie Kantrowitz, Lambda Book Report "The book's absorbing exploration of the sometimes schismatic, sometimes synergistic relationship between spirituality and sexuality is a fascinating addition to the growing body of social history."--Jim Van Buskirk, San Francisco Bay Guardian

    List of Illustrations
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    From Urban Pietism to Sex Education
    Intense Friendship
    Singleness and the Consecrated Secretary
    Marriage and the Sacrificial "Y Wife"
    Women and the Young Men's Christian Association
    Getting Physical
    Cruising Epilogue
    App. 1: Analysis of Quantitative Sources on YMCA Secretarial Marital Status
    App. 2: Methodological Problems: Silences, the Spirit/Body Split, and the Denial of Cruising
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

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