Summary: The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" ( Washington Post ), "unassailable" ( Boston Globe ), "brilliant" ( The Nation ), and "a first-rate book of history" ( The New York Times ), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond.Content Notes:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Male (Homo)sexual Practices and Identities in the Early Twentieth Century; Chapter 1. The Bowery as Haven and Spectacle; Chapter 2. The Fairy as an Intermediate Sex; Chapter 3. Trade, Wolves, and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood; Chapter 4. The Forging of Queer Identities and the Emergence of Heterosexuality in Middle-Class Culture; Part II: The Making of the Gay Male World; Chapter 5. Urban Culture and the Policing of the "City of Bachelors." Chapter 6. Lots of Friends at the YMCA: Rooming Houses, Cafeterias, and Other Gay Social CentersChapter 7. "Privacy Could Only Be Had in Public": Forging a Gay World in the Streets; Chapter 8. The Social World of the Baths; Chapter 9. Building Gay Neighborhood Enclaves: The Village and Harlem; Part III: The Politics of Gay Culture; Chapter 10. The Double Life, Camp Culture, and the Making of a Collective Identity; Chapter 11. "Pansies on Parade": Prohibition and the Spectacle of the Pansy; Chapter 12. The Exclusion of Homosexuality from the Public Sphere in the 1930s.Notes:
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Basic Books, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 27665 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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