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  • A Queer Geographyby Frank Browning

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 4.99

    What is the gay identity? Do gay people even exist? The bestselling author of The Culture of Desire journeys into the minds of gay men in America and elsewhere to discover how their lives are shaped by time, nation, and desire. In a brilliant argument, Browning shows how and why the gay movement could have only arisen in America. more...

  • How the Homosexuals Saved Civilizationby Cathy Crimmins

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.95

    A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better. How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has,... more...

  • The Meaning of Gayby Todd J. Ormsbee

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    The Meaning of Gay traces the conflicts among San Francisco's gay men and with the dominant society, describing the broad range of meanings they came to ascribe onto 'gayness' between 1962 and 1972. Combining historical method, symbolic interaction, and the concerns of John Dewey's pragmatism, the book explains why gay men created the meanings they... more...

  • Queer Voices from Japanby Mark McLelland; Katsuhiko Suganuma; James Welker

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 40.99

    Queer Voices from Japan examines the wide range of queer voices in Japan, and the longevity that these minority communities have enjoyed in society. Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker bring together historical and contemporary narratives that contribute to the study of sexual identities in Japan. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movementsby JoAnne Myers

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements covers the history of this movement through a cross-referenced dictionary with over 1000 entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literatureby E. L. McCallum; Mikko Tuhkanen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 152.00

    This volume presents new critical approaches to gay and lesbian literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. more...

  • Gay Berlinby Robert Beachy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its ?warm brothers? (German slang for men who love other men),... more...

  • Coming Out to Playby Robbie Rogers; Eric Marcus

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?Rogers made history.? ? Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both... more...

  • Vertieftes Coming-outby Tim Kurt Wiesendanger

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2005; US$ 13.30

    Nicht wenige schwule Männer liegen auch als Erwachsene noch in den unsichtbaren Fesseln ihrer Kindheitstraumata. Einfühlsam zeigt der Autor auf, wie verhängnisvoll sich die repressiven Mechanismen einer an heterosexuellen Standards orientierten Gesellschaft auf die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung gleichgeschlechtlich orientierter Menschen auswirken. Selbst... more...

  • A Woman Like Thatby Joan Larkin

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The act of "coming out" has the power to transform every aspect of a woman's life: family, friendships, career, sexuality, spirituality. An essential element of self-realization, it is the unabashed acceptance of one's "outlaw" standing in a predominantly heterosexual world. These accounts -- sometimes heart-wrenching, often exhilarating -- encompass... more...