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How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Japonica Brown-Saracino

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Drawing on an ethnography of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) residents in Ithaca, New York; San Luis Obispo, California; Greenfield, Massachusetts; and Portland, Maine; How Places Make Us shows ... More


Conclusion

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Although the United States provides partial recognition to same-sex couples—with the exception of the state of Vermont, which comes close to equating the status of gay couples with that of married ... More


San Luis Obispo: Lesbian Identity Politics and Community

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

LBQ residents of San Luis Obispo embrace sexual identity politics. Nearly all regard sexuality as life defining and static; they find that sexual identity produces shared experience and therefore ... More


Beyond Pioneering: Social Homesteaders as Uneasy Gentrifiers

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076621
eISBN:
9780226076645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter begins by introducing two pioneers as background and contrast to the social homesteaders who are its focus. The first is Fred, a white gay man in his fifties who owns several prominent ... More


Rock the Boat, Don't Rock the Boat, Baby: Ambivalence and the Emergence of Militant Aids Activism

Deborah Gould

in Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Militant AIDS activist groups began to emerge in 1986–87 in various lesbian and gay communities around the United States. Why did lesbians and gay men become politically active in the face of AIDS, ... More


Introduction

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The introduction draws on the stories and experiences of just over one hundred seventy individuals, residing in four small U.S. cities, who identify as lesbian, bisexual or queer (LBQ). It describes ... More


Ithaca: Integration and Post-Identity Politics

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Most LBQ residents of Ithaca, NY express commitment to a kind of personhood that deemphasizes sexual identity and difference in favor of other features of the self. These residents also embrace ... More


Greenfield: Lesbian Feminist Longtimers and Post-Identity-Politics Newcomers

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Greenfield is home to more than one sexual identity culture, and to more than one approach to social ties. Longtime LBQ residents articulate a lesbian feminist identity politics and cultivate lesbian ... More


How Places Make Us

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter offers an extended comparison across all four cities in order to elucidate the larger patterns at work in the creation of identity cultures. It maps how LBQ identity cultures respond to ... More


The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

Susan S. Lanser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187563
eISBN:
9780226187877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187877.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

It has become a scholarly commonplace that history illuminates sexuality; The Sexuality of History argues that sexuality also illuminates history. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as ... More


Adoption

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines gay adoption rights. Gays and lesbians have parented children resulting from heterosexual marriages for years. What is new over the past two decades is that gays have adopted as ... More


Military Service

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the preferences of key policymakers and the institutional venue in which they addressed the military ban issue. It first reviews the history of the military's treatment of ... More


Conclusion

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the central research question—why have gays and lesbians succeeded in reaching some of their goals more than others? After summarizing the book's main findings and integrating ... More


Same-Sex Partnerships in the United States

in Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

During the past few decades, U.S. courts have been slowly expanding the definition of family. There is growing recognition of homosexuals as parents, because courts are increasingly granting ... More


Transgender Time

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the benefits of filtering medieval ideas of unnatural sex through the postmodern category transgender. It begins by engaging with conceptions of transgender time in recent ... More


“We Cannot Use That Word”: On the Habits of Naming, Name Calling, and Self-Naming

Laura Doan

in Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter turns to the problem of sexual identity, which has facilitated the retrieval of a lesbian and gay past even as it elides the variations, deviations, and complications of actual lives of ... More


The Relationship between Homosexuals and Sex Researchers, 1870–1940

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, gay men and lesbians started to look towards medical and scientific experts for explanations of human sexuality. They sought clarification and ... More


Jan Gay and the Sex Variants Committee, 1935–41

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The sex variants study reflected a strong commitment on the part of both homosexuals and scientific investigators to carry out an investigation of homosexuality. This chapter examines the objectives ... More


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