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Gay Life and Culture

A World History
(Book - 2006)
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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.
Title: Gay life and culture
a world history
Publisher: New York, NY : Universe, 2006
Characteristics: 384 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Robert Aldrich
Additional Contributors: Aldrich, Robert 1954-
ISBN: 9780789315113
0789315114
Branch Call Number: 306.766 G285L 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-377) and index
Subject Headings: Lesbians in art Gay men in art Lesbians Social life and customs Gay men Social life and customs Lesbians History Gay men History Lesbianism History Male homosexuality History
Topical Term: Lesbians in art
Gay men in art
Lesbians
Gay men
Lesbians
Gay men
Lesbianism
Male homosexuality
LCCN: 2006903208
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