Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

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H. Bauer, M. Cook
Springer, Oct 15, 2012 - History - 209 pages
Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
PartI
The Photography
Love Off the Rails or Over
Teacups? LesbianDesire
Female
SameSex Sexuality in 1950sRural Finland Antu Sorainen 6 Moral Panicor Critical
Rex Batten and the Queer
Hirschfeld Kinsey and the Reshaping of
Who Is She? Identities Intertextuality
Homosexual Scandal and the Origins of Legal
TheQueer Legacy ofthe 1950s American Freak
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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ANDREW ASIBONG Senior Lecturer in French and co-director of Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC), at Birkbeck, University of London, UK JUSTIN BENGRY the first Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Postdoctoral Fellow in British History at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada CHRIS BRICKELL Co-ordinator of the Gender Studies Programme at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand JENNIFER V. EVANS Associate Professor of Modern European History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada AMANDA LITTAUER Assistant Professor of History and Women's Studies at Northern Illinois University, USA KAYE MITCHELL Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Director of the MA Contemporary Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester, UK ALISON ORAM Professor in Social and Cultural History at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK ANTU SOREINEN Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland, Finland ELIZABETH STEPHENS Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia

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