Chauncey pauses every so often to recapitulate his points unambiguously. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I was reluctant to pick up this book. Read more Read less. Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately. English Choose a language for shopping.
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Finally, the myth of internalization holds that the gay and lesbian populations had internalized the messages of hate and shame promulgated by dominant culture, and therefore no move was made to establish a specifically gay culture. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Setup a giveaway Item eligible to be a Giveaway. The study may be about a gay male world in New York, but it added value to the overall historiography of sexuality by helping to define the modern views of the late twentieth century and how they came into existence. But once I started reading this book I could not put it down.
Small History in a Digital Age. From the secret codes gay's used to meet one another, to the gay friendly bath houses before the first world war, to Gay Harlem, its all in here. Chauncey reconstructs New York's pre-WWII gay community, revealing a group that was deeply involved in the city's social and cultural scenes. Hardwick that antisodomy laws were an enduring feature of the American legal system. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I'm impressed with the hardiness and perserverance of the gay spirit that Chauncey has discovered in this earlier era.