Not in This Family Gays and the Meaning of Kinship in Postwar North America

ISBN-10: 0812222245
ISBN-13: 9780812222241
Edition: 2010
Authors: Heather Murray
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Many Americans hold fast to the notion that gay men and women, more often than not, have been ostracized from disapproving families.Not in This Familychallenges this myth and shows how kinship ties have been an animating force in gay culture, politics, and consciousness throughout the latter half of the twentieth century.Historian Heather Murray gives voice to gays and their parents through an extensive use of introspective writings, particularly personal correspondence and diaries, as well as through published memoirs, fiction, poetry, song lyrics, movies, and visual and print media. Starting in the late 1940s and 1950s,Not in This Familycovers the entire postwar period, including the gay liberation and lesbian feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the establishment of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. Ending her story with an examination of contemporary coming-out rituals, Murray shows how the personal that was once private became political and, finally, public.In exploring the intimate, reciprocal relationship of gay children and their parents,Not in This Familyalso chronicles larger cultural shifts in privacy, discretion and public revelation, and the very purpose of family relations. Murray shows that private bedrooms and consumer culture, social movements and psychological fashions, all had a part to play in transforming the modern family.

HEATHER MURRAY is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

Introduction
Daughters and Sons for the Rest of Their Lives
Better Blatant Than Latent
What's Wrong with the Boys Nowadays?
Out of the Closets, Out of the Kitchens
''Every Generation Has Its War''
Epilogue: Mom, Dad, I'm Gay
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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