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Queer 1950s - Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

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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.

List of contents

Introduction: Queer 50s; H.Bauer & M.Cook PART I: ESPISTEMOLOGIES Sexology Backward: Hirschfeld, Kinsey and the Reshaping of Sex Research in the 1950s; H.Bauer 'Someone to Love': Teen Girls' Same-Sex Desire in the 1950s United States; A.H.Littauer Lesbians before 'the Lesbian', 'Sisters' in Faith and Crime: Conceptualisations of Cross-generational Sexual Relationships in Two Women's Same-sex Fornication Court Cases in 1950s Rural Finland; A.Sorainen PART II: REPRESENTATIONS 'Who Is She?': Identities, Intertextuality and Authority in Non-Fiction Lesbian Pulp of the 1950s; K.Mitchell Love 'Off the Rails' or 'Over the Teacups'?: Lesbian Desire and Female Sexualities in the 1950s Popular Press; A.Oram Nouveau Désordre: Diabolical Queerness in 1950s French Cinema; A.Asibong PART III: REASSESSMENTS Moral Panic or Critical Mass?: The Queer Contradictions of 1950s New Zealand; C.Brickell Queer Profits: Homosexual Scandal and the Origins of Legal Reform in Britain; J.Bengry The Long 1950s as Radical-in-Between; J.V.Evans PART IV: LEGACIES Warm Homes in a Cold Climate: Rex Batten and the Queer Domestic; M.Cook Geeks and Gaffs: The Queer Legacy of the 1950s American Freak Show; E.Stephens

About the author

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

Summary

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.

Product details

Authors H. Cook Bauer
Assisted by Bauer (Editor), H Bauer (Editor), H. Bauer (Editor), Cook (Editor), Cook (Editor), M. Cook (Editor)
Publisher Palgrave UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 14.01.2014
 
EAN 9781349336487
ISBN 978-1-349-33648-7
No. of pages 222
Series Genders and Sexualities in History
Genders and Sexualities in His
Genders and Sexualities in History
Genders and Sexualities in His
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

B, History, Social History, world history, General & world history, World History, Global and Transnational History, History, Modern, Palgrave History Collection, Modern History

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