London And The Culture Of Homosexuality 1885 1914

✏Book Title : London and the Culture of Homosexuality 1885 1914
✏Author : Matt Cook
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 223
✏ISBN : 0521822076
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏London and the Culture of Homosexuality 1885 1914 Book Summary : "London and the Culture of Homosexuality explores the relationship between London and male homosexuality from the criminalisation of all 'acts of gross indecency' between men in 1885 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 - years marked by an intensification in concern about male-male relationships and also by the emergence of an embryonic homosexual rights movement. Taking his cue from literary and lesbian and gay scholars, urban historians and cultural geographers, Matt Cook combines discussion of London's homosexual subculture with a detailed examination of its representation in the press, in science and in literature. The conjunction of approaches used in this study provides fresh insights into the development of ideas about the modern homosexual and into the many different ways of comprehending and taking part in London's culture of homosexuality."--Jacket.

✏Book Title : A Gay History of Britain
✏Author : Matt Cook
✏Publisher : Praeger
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : UCSC:32106019095568
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Gay History of Britain Book Summary : The first narrative history of its kind since 1970, A Gay History of Britain tells the extraordinary history of male-male sex and love in Britain, in all its diversity, from the Middle Ages to the present.

✏Book Title : Gender and Material Culture in Britain Since 1600
✏Author : Hannah Greig
✏Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
✏Release Date : 2015-11-03
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781137340665
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gender and Material Culture in Britain Since 1600 Book Summary : What does material culture tell us about gendered identities and how does gender reveal the meaning of spaces and things? This edited collection looks at the adornment of the body, dress and material cultures of the home and public spaces to demonstrate how people in Britain have presented themselves as gendered beings from 1600 through to today.

✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture
✏Author : Juliet John
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2016-07-14
✏Pages : 600
✏ISBN : 9780191082108
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture Book Summary : The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture is a major contribution to the dynamic field of Victorian studies. This collection of 37 original chapters by leading international Victorian scholars offers new approaches to familiar themes including science, religion, and gender, and gives space to newer and emerging topics including old age, fair play, and economics. Structured around three broad sections (on 'Ways of Being: Identity and Ideology', 'Ways of Understanding: Knowledge and Belief', and 'Ways of Communicating: Print and Other Cultures', the volume is sub-divided into 9 sub-sections each with its own 'lead' essay: on subjectivity, politics, gender and sexuality, place and race, religion, science, material and mass culture, aesthetics and visual culture, and theatrical culture. The collection, like today's Victorian studies, is thoroughly interdisciplinary and yet its substantial Introduction explores a concern which is evident both implicitly and explicitly in the volume's essays: that is, the nature and status of 'literary' culture and the literary from the Victorian period to the present. The diverse and wide-ranging essays present original scholarship framed accessibly for a mixed readership of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and established scholars.

✏Book Title : Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture
✏Author : Joseph Bristow
✏Publisher : Ohio University Press
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 355
✏ISBN : 9780821418383
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture Book Summary : The contributors explore the meteoric rise, sudden fall and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer's reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas.

✏Book Title : Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding 1870 914
✏Author : John Potvin
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2017-07-05
✏Pages : 194
✏ISBN : 9781351558976
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏ Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding 1870 914 Book Summary : Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1870-1914 presents the first cross-disciplinary analysis of the visual and material representations and spaces of male same-sex culture in turn-of-the-century Britain which positions intimacy as its central object. Through both historical and theoretical lenses, this groundbreaking study considers photographs, interior design, decorative art, architecture and illustrations from the popular press to reveal the interwoven narratives of intimacy, aesthetics and identity. The author sustains close readings to expose the challenges the representations of 'men together' posed not only for the men of the time, but also for the contemporary viewer and scholar.

📒William Alexander Percy ✍ Benjamin E. Wise

✏Book Title : William Alexander Percy
✏Author : Benjamin E. Wise
✏Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
✏Release Date : 2012-03-12
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9780807869956
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏William Alexander Percy Book Summary : In this evocative biography, Benjamin E. Wise presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885-1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative apologist of the southern racial order, in this telling Wise creates a complex and surprising portrait of a cultural relativist, sexual liberationist, and white supremacist. We follow Percy as he travels from Mississippi around the globe and, always, back again to the Delta. Wise's exploration brings depth and new meaning to Percy's already compelling life story--his prominent family's troubled history, his elite education and subsequent soldiering in World War I, his civic leadership during the Mississippi River flood of 1927, his mentoring of writers Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, and the writing and publication of his classic autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee. This biography sets Percy's life and search for meaning in the context of his history in the Deep South and his experiences in the gay male world of the early twentieth century. In Wise's hands, these seemingly disparate worlds become one.

📒Queer London ✍ Matt Houlbrook

✏Book Title : Queer London
✏Author : Matt Houlbrook
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 2006-10-15
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780226354620
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Queer London Book Summary : 'Queer London' explores the underground gay culture of London during four decades when homosexual acts between consenting adults remained illegal. The author discovers how queer men made sense of their sexuality and how their lifestyles were affected by and in turn influenced the life of the metropolis.

📒Sodom On The Thames ✍ Morris B. Kaplan

✏Book Title : Sodom on the Thames
✏Author : Morris B. Kaplan
✏Publisher : Cornell University Press
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 314
✏ISBN : 0801436788
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sodom on the Thames Book Summary : Morris Kaplan examines three episodes involving sex between men in late 19th century England, drawing on court records, newspaper accounts and personal correspondence and diaries. He aims to deepen our understanding of late Victorian attitudes toward urban culture, masculinity and male homoeroticism.

📒Queer Cities Queer Cultures ✍ Jennifer V. Evans

✏Book Title : Queer Cities Queer Cultures
✏Author : Jennifer V. Evans
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2014-08-28
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781441111661
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Queer Cities Queer Cultures Book Summary : Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The book considers the degree to which the iconic events of 1945, 1968 and 1989 influenced the social and sexual climate of the ensuing decades, raising questions about the form and structure of the 1960s sexual revolution, and forcing us to think about how we define sexual liberalization - and where, how and on whose terms it occurs. An international team of authors explores the role of America in shaping particular forms of subculture; the significance of changes in legal codes; differing modes of queer consumption and displays of community; the difficult fit of queer (as opposed to gay and lesbian) politics in liberal democracies; the importance of mobility and immigration in modulating queer urban life; the challenge of AIDS; and the arrival of the internet. By exploring the queer histories of cities from Istanbul to Helsinki and Moscow to Madrid, Queer Cities, Queer Cultures makes a significant contribution to our understanding of urban history, European history and the history of gender and sexuality.