Creating a Place for Ourselves : Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories


Creating a Place for Ourselves : Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 320 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415913904
  • DDC分類 305.90664

Full Description

Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider the thriving gay populations in cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Birmingham and Flint, demonstrating that gay communities are truly everywhere.Contributors: Brett Beemyn, Nan Alamilla Boyd, George Chauncey, Madeline Davis, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Joan Nestle, Esther Newton, Tim Retzloff, Marc Stein, Roey Thorpe.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (9)
Brett Beemyn
The Policed 9 (18)
Gay Men's Strategies of Everyday Resistance
in Times Square
George Chauncey
``I Could Hardly Wait to Get Back to that 27 (46)
Lesbian Bar Culture in Buffalo in the 1930s
and 1940s
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy
Madeline D. Davis
``Homos Invade S.F.!'' 73 (24)
San Francisco's History as a Wide-Open Town
Nan Alamilla Boyd
The Kids of Fairytown 97 (22)
Gay Male Culture on Chicago's Near North
Side in the 1930s
David K. Johnson
Before Paris Burned 119(26)
Race, Class, and Male Homosexuality on the
Chicago South Side, 1935-1960
Allen Drexel
The ``Fun Gay Ladies'' 145(20)
Lesbians in Cherry Grove, 1936-1960
Esther Newton
The Changing Face of Lesbian Bars in Detroit, 165(18)
Roey Thorpe
A Queer Capital 183(28)
Race, Class, Gender, and the Changing
Social Landscape of Washington's Gay
Communities, 1940-1955
Brett Beemyn
Place and Movement in Gay American History 211(16)
A Case from the Post-World War II South
John Howard
Cars and Bars 227(26)
Assembling Gay Men in Postwar Flint,
Tim Retzloff
``Birthplace of the Nation'' 253(36)
Imagining Lesbian and Gay Communities in
Philadelphia, 1969-1970
Marc Stein
Afterword 289(4)
Joan Nestle
Notes on Contributors 293(4)
Index 297