Queer 1950s

Queer 1950s

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This collection brings together scholars from across the humanities in a fresh examination of queer lives, cultures and thought in the first full post-war decade. Through explorations of sexology, literature, film, oral testimony, newspapers and court records it nuances understandings of the period, and makes a case for the particularity of queer lives in different national contexts a€“ from Finland to New Zealand, the UK to the USA - whilst also marking the transnational movement of people and ideas. The collection rethinks perceptions of the 1950s, traces genealogies of sexual thought in that decade, and pinpoints some of its legacies. In so doing, it explores the utility of queer theoretical approaches and asks how far they can help us to unpick queer lives, relationships and networks in the past.41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Herb Grove court proceeding documents: Helka in the police interrogation 22a€“28 May 1951. ... Eeva court proceeding documents; the police officer 26 February 1951. ... Honkasalo, Finnish Criminal Code, 71. Honkasaloanbsp;...

Title:Queer 1950s
Author: Heike Bauer
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-10-15

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