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David Higgs - Queer Sites

David Higgs - Queer Sites

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Remarkable homosexual cities: Paris, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco
Remarkable homosexual cities: Paris, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco

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Queer Sites
Gay urban histories since 1600
Edited by David Higgs
Queer Sites
Queer Sites is
a history of gay space in seven of the world’s major cities from the early modernperiod to the present. The book focuses on the changing nature of queer experience in London,Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Paris, Lisbon and Moscow, and examines the transitionfrom the sexual furtiveness of centuries when male homosexual behavior was criminal, to the openaffirmation of gay identities in the 1990s.The book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of extensive source material, including diaries,poems, legal accounts and journalistic material. Original in its comparative approach to gay urbanhistory, the work reveals the differences between the American model of gay male life and that of cities in other societies, and the impact of changing regimes. By concentrating on the importance of the city and varied meeting places such as parks, river walks, bathing places, the street, bars and evenchurches, the essays explore the extent to which gay space existed and the degree of socialcollectiveness felt by those who used this space.
Queer Sites
offers compelling individual histories anddiscusses the gay past beyond living witnesses.
David Higgs
is Professor of History at the University of Toronto.
First published 1999 by London E C4 P 4 EETypeset in Baskerville by RoutledgePrinted and bound in Great Britain by Biddies Ltd,Guildford and King’s LynnAll rights reserved No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or othermeans, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system,without permission in writing from the publishers
 Library of Congress Cataloging m Publication Data
Queer Sites gay urban histories since 1600/ [edited by] David Higgs p cniIncludes bibliographic al references and index 1 Gay men history 2 Gay men Social life and customs 5 Urban parks History I Higgs,David, 1939 HQ76 Q43 1999305 38’96642 dc21 98 35022 CIP

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