The Meaning of Gay: Interaction, Publicity, and Community Among Homosexual Men in 1960s San Francisco (Paperback)
 

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The Meaning of Gay: Interaction, Publicity, and Community Among Homosexual Men in 1960s San Francisco (Paperback)

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    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, an......more

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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 did and challenges the prevailing view that the 1960s was merely the transformation of an assimilationist gay politic into a radical one.

J. Todd Ormsbee is assistant professor of American Studies at San Jose State University.

Author:
Ormsbee, J. Todd
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
337
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publish Date:
02/28/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9780739115985
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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