Gay Life and Culture A World History

ISBN-10: 0789315114

ISBN-13: 9780789315113

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert Aldrich
List price: $49.95
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Description: In the years since Stonewall, the world has witnessed an outpouring of research, critical inquiry, and re-interpretation of gay life and culture. This book draws on groundbreaking new material to present a comprehensive survey of all things gay, stretching back to ancient Sumeria and ranging to the present day. Critically acclaimed historian Robert Aldrich and ten leading scholars juxtapose thought-provoking essays with an extensive selection of images, many never before seen. This masterful combination reveals the story behind gay culture from the industrialized world to the remotest corners of tribal New Guinea. Among the contributors are noted names in GLBT studies such as Brett Beemyn (author of Bisexuality in the Lives of Men), Charles Hupperts (expert on classical antiquity at the University of Amsterdam), Helmut Puff (University of Michigan expert on the medieval world), and Florence Temagne (author of A History of Homosexuality in Europe). The book covers such topics as the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David, the Age of Confucius, Native American berdaches, Polynesian mahus, Berlin in the '20s, Stonewall and the disco-flavored hedonism that followed, and the advent of AIDS, Act Up, and Angels in America. This book is an important contribution to understanding what makes gay life and culture universal throughout human culture and across time.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Gay and lesbian history
Homosexuality in Greece and Rome
The Middle Ages
Early modern Europe, 1400-1700
Male homosexuality in the age of enlightenment and revolution, 1680-1850
Lesbians and their like in early modern Europe, 1500-1800
The Americas : from colonial times to the 20th century
The homosexual age, 1870-1940
Public spheres and gay politics since the Second World War
Loving women in the modern world
Discovering homosexuality : cross-cultural comparison and the history of sexuality
Homosexuality in the Middle East and North Africa
Desire and same-sex intimacies in Asia
The gay world : 1980 to the present
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