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Historical Methods and Racial Identification in U.S. Lesbian and Gay History

Julian B. Carter

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interrogates how “whiteness” shaped the ways in which the early chroniclers of gay and lesbian history considered the relationship between race and sex. It looks at several core features ... More


My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Allan Berube

John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube, a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda ... More


Founding New Sodom: Radical Gay Communalist Spirituality, 1973–1976

Daniel Rivers

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This essay looks at the worldview of gay male communalists across the United States in the mid-1970s as seen in the rural gay magazine Rural Free Delivery (RFD) in the critical years from 1973 to ... More


Madman across the Water: Elton John and Top 40

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

England’s Elton John had US Top 40 hits for thirty straight years, from 1970 to 1999. Putting John in the Britpop godfather role often occupied by David Bowie substitutes a mainstream with secretly ... More


Lesbian Masquerade

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents a revised version of an illustrated lecture that Berube first presented in San Francisco in June 1979. Inspired by the section in Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History titled ... More


Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the ... More


Bloomsbury Bashing: Homophobia and the Politics of Criticism in the Eighties

Christopher Reed

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Originally published in 1991, this essay explores the way citations of homosexuality as an (even as the) definitive aspect of the Bloomsbury Group were used by ideologically divergent critics in ... More


Wilde in the Fifties

Chris Waters

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers the various meanings attached to the sexual life of Oscar Wilde in the 1950s. Now a queer icon, Wilde enjoys a prominent place in the pantheon of gay heroes. Such was not the ... 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


Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Brent Phillips

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his lifetime, Charles “Chuck” Walters enjoyed a reputation as one of the foremost director-choreographers of Hollywood motion pictures. From his earliest directorial triumphs, Good News, ... More


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