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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

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Robert Beachy was trained as a German historian at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 1998. He is presently associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

Review:

"History professor Beachy's purpose, 'to historicize the invention of the homosexual and place this sexual identity firmly within the German milieu in which it appeared,' is achieved in this erudite work that traces the emergence of gay identity and sexual orientation to German — specifically Berlin — culture at the turn of the 20th century. Beachy relates the contributions of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, 'arguably the first man in modern history to acknowledge openly his sexual attraction to other men'; Richard von Kraft-Ebbing, a leading sexologist in the late 19th century; and Karl Kertbeny, who is credited with coining the neologism Homosexualität (homosexuality) in the mid-19th century. Particular attention is paid to the work of Magnus Hirschfeld, whose 'true genius' was 'combining almost seamlessly his science and activism.' Beachy also covers the activities of Berlin- based organizations such as the Scientific- Humanitarian Committee, the world's first homosexual rights organization. This lucidly written narrative includes enough spice (accounts of scandals, secret identities, and crimes) to draw in a general readership. However, Beachy's deeply researched, carefully structured book is foremost an impressive piece of scholarship." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307272102
Author:
Beachy, Robert
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Subject:
gay and lesbian history
Subject:
World History-Germany
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.54 x 6.64 x 1.27 in 1.55 lb

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Product details 336 pages Knopf Publishing Group - English 9780307272102 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "History professor Beachy's purpose, 'to historicize the invention of the homosexual and place this sexual identity firmly within the German milieu in which it appeared,' is achieved in this erudite work that traces the emergence of gay identity and sexual orientation to German — specifically Berlin — culture at the turn of the 20th century. Beachy relates the contributions of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, 'arguably the first man in modern history to acknowledge openly his sexual attraction to other men'; Richard von Kraft-Ebbing, a leading sexologist in the late 19th century; and Karl Kertbeny, who is credited with coining the neologism Homosexualität (homosexuality) in the mid-19th century. Particular attention is paid to the work of Magnus Hirschfeld, whose 'true genius' was 'combining almost seamlessly his science and activism.' Beachy also covers the activities of Berlin- based organizations such as the Scientific- Humanitarian Committee, the world's first homosexual rights organization. This lucidly written narrative includes enough spice (accounts of scandals, secret identities, and crimes) to draw in a general readership. However, Beachy's deeply researched, carefully structured book is foremost an impressive piece of scholarship." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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