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Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories

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Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider the thriving gay populations in cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Birmingham and Flint, demonstrating that gay communities are truly everywhere.

Creating A Place For Ourselves contains rich oral history about lesbian, gay and bisexual life in pre-Stonewall Amerca: Allen Drexel considers the lives of gay men on Chicago's South Side through the lens of Finnie's Balls, an annual Halloween extravaganza in the 1950s which drew thousands of spectators and participants, including many Black working-class gays. Roey Thorpe explores the development of white lesbian life in Post-World War II Detroit, tracing the changing nature and clientele of several of the city's lesbian bars; Marc Stein looks at how lesbian and gay politics arose in Philadelphia, and how activists relied on languages of nationalism, patriotism and citizenship to further their political aims; and Tim Retzloff examines how the manufacturing plants of Flint, Michigan produced the very product that helped to establish a gay nightlife in the 1950s--the automobile. He argues that because of the city's geographic dispersal, the automobile was necessary for transportation as well as served as an important space for same-sex encounters.

Using oral history and rich narrative voices, Creating a Place For Ourselves brings to life the vibrant lesbian, gay and bisexual communities that existed all across America in the days before Stonewall.

Contributors: Brett Beemyn, Nan Alamilla Boyd, George Chauncey, Madeline Davis, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Joan Nestle, Esther Newton, Tim Retzloff, Marc Stein, Roey Thorpe.

Synopsis:

Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider the thriving gay populations in cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Birmingham and Flint, demonstrating that gay communities are truly everywhere.

Contributors: Brett Beemyn, Nan Alamilla Boyd, George Chauncey, Madeline Davis, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Joan Nestle, Esther Newton, Tim Retzloff, Marc Stein, Roey Thorpe.

Synopsis:

Using oral history and rich narrative voices, this groundbreaking collection of essays brings to life the vibrant lesbian, gay and bisexual communities that existed all over the country in days before Stonewall. Contributors include Brett Beemyn, George Chauncey, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Marc Stein, and Roey Thorpe. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415913904
Author:
Beemyn, Brett
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Beemyn, Brett
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Bisexuals
Subject:
Gay communities.
Subject:
Lesbian communities.
Subject:
Bisexuals -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Gay men -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.02x6.00x.65 in. .97 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Routledge - English 9780415913904 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider the thriving gay populations in cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Birmingham and Flint, demonstrating that gay communities are truly everywhere.

Contributors: Brett Beemyn, Nan Alamilla Boyd, George Chauncey, Madeline Davis, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Joan Nestle, Esther Newton, Tim Retzloff, Marc Stein, Roey Thorpe.

"Synopsis" by , Using oral history and rich narrative voices, this groundbreaking collection of essays brings to life the vibrant lesbian, gay and bisexual communities that existed all over the country in days before Stonewall. Contributors include Brett Beemyn, George Chauncey, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Marc Stein, and Roey Thorpe. Illustrations.
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