Synopses & Reviews
At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths--their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.
Same-Sex Affairs is a path-breakinghistory of male homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest from 1890 to 1930.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
PART I: WORKING-CLASS SAME-SEX AFFAIRS
1. Sex on the Road: Migratory Men and Youths in the Pacific Northwest's Hinterlands
2. Sex in the City: Transient and Working-Class Men and Youths in the Urban Northwest
PART II: MIDDLE-CLASS SAME-SEX AFFAIRS
3. Gay Identity and Community in Early Portland
4. From Oscar Wilde to Portland's 1912 Scandal: Socially Constructing the Homosexual
PART III: PROGRESSIVISM AND SAME-SEX AFFAIRS
5. Personality, Politics, and Sex in Portland and the Northwest
6. Reforming Homosexuality in the Northwest
Epilogue. Same-Sex Affairs in the Pacific Northwest: 1912 and After