BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Introduction: Queer 1950s: rethinking sexuality in the postwar years

    Bauer, Heike and Cook, Matt (2012) Introduction: Queer 1950s: rethinking sexuality in the postwar years. In: Bauer, Heike and Cook, Matt (eds.) Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years. Gender and Sexualities in History. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780230300699.

    [img] Text
    Introduction.pdf - Accepted Version
    Restricted to Repository staff only

    Download (190kB)

    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This collection brings together scholars from across the humanities in a fresh examination of queer lives, cultures and thought in the first full post-war decade. Through explorations of sexology, literature, film, oral testimony, newspapers and court records it nuances understandings of the period, and makes a case for the particularity of queer lives in different national contexts – from Finland to New Zealand, the UK to the USA - whilst also marking the transnational movement of people and ideas. The collection rethinks perceptions of the 1950s, traces genealogies of sexual thought in that decade, and pinpoints some of its legacies. In so doing, it explores the utility of queer theoretical approaches and asks how far they can help us to unpick queer lives, relationships and networks in the past.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:33
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 11:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5239

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    1Download
    112Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item