Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities

ISBN-10: 0226142671

ISBN-13: 9780226142678

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: John D'Emilio

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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 historical literature."How many students of American political culture know that during the McCarthy era more people lost their jobs for being alleged homosexuals than for being Communists? . . . These facts are part of the heretofore obscure history of homosexuality in America—a history that John D'Emilio thoroughly documents in this important book."—George DeStefano, Nation"John D'Emilio provides homosexual political struggles with something that every movement requires—a sympathetic history rendered in a dispassionate voice."—New York Times Book Review"A milestone in the history of the American gay movement."—Rudy Kikel, Boston Globe
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 8.75" wide x 6.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface, 1998
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Identity, Community, and Oppression: A Sexual Minority in the Making
Homosexuality and American Society: An Overview
Forging a Group Identity: World War II and the Emergence of an Urban Gay Subculture
The Bonds of Oppression: Gay Life in the 1950s
The 1950s: Radical Visions and Conformist Pressures
Radical Beginnings of the Mattachine Society
Retreat the Respectability
Dual Identity and Lesbian Autonomy: The Beginnings of Separate Organizing Among Women
The Quest for Legitimacy
The 1960s: Civil Rights and the Pursuit of Equality
Gay Life in the Public Eye
Civil Rights and Direct Action: The New East Coast Militancy, 1961-1965
The Movement and the Subculture Converge: San Francisco During the Early 1960s
High Hopes and Modest Gains
The Liberation Impulse
A New Beginning: The Birth of Gay Liberation
Conclusion
Afterword, 1998
Index
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