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Racial and Sexual Perversion, 1957–1958

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter, covering 1957-58, analyzes the committee's tactics against the NAACP, as well as initial forays into the existence of homosexual teachers in Tampa and Gainesville.


Surveillance and Exposure, 1959–1960

Stacy Braukman

in Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039824
eISBN:
9780813043166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039824.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the 1959 purge of homosexual professors at the University of Florida and its aftershocks, and the changing approach by the Johns Committee toward civil rights activists ... More


With God on Our Side: Moral and Religious Issues, Southern Culture, and Republican Realignment in the South

Frederick V. Slocum

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an in-depth examination of how religion has acted as an extremely conservative device in the South, helping push the region from fealty to the Democratic Party to the GOP. It ... More


Gay Men, Sex, and HIV/AIDS in Belgium

John Vincke, Ralph Bolton, and Rudi Bleys

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

While Belgium is more or less accepting of same-sex sexuality, cases of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation have been documented. Young people still encounter difficulties when coming ... More


Gender Preference: An Islamic View

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Female sexuality is often seen through a narrow-minded perspective because of Islam's patriarchal structure. The notion that women would be engaged in securing relationships with other women has been ... More


“Crimes against the Flesh”: Politics and Poetics of the Black Female Body

Simone A. James Alexander

in African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049823
eISBN:
9780813050249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049823.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter politicizes the female body using Lorde's personal, embodied experiences with breast cancer to articulate that the erasure of the female body constitutes “high crimes against the flesh.” ... More


State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties

Judith G. Poucher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049939
eISBN:
9780813050393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049939.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book uses the stories of five citizens to illustrate the Johns Committee's bigotry and abuse of civil rights and civil liberties, namely its targeting of integrationists, Communists, gays and ... More


G. G. Mock: Surrounded by Fear, Empowered by Love

Judith G. Poucher

in State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049939
eISBN:
9780813050393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049939.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

G. G. Mock was arrested in a local sting operation in Tampa during the Committee's hunt for gay and lesbian teachers. Despite being manacled in the nude and imprisoned, she defied the Johns ... More


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