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Genders and Sexualities in History

Male Homosexuality in West Germany

Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945-69

Authors: Whisnant, Clayton

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Whisnant argues that the period after Nazism was more important for the history of homosexuality in Germany than is generally recognized. Gay scenes resurfaced; a more masculine view of homosexuality also became prominent. Above all, a public debate about homosexuality emerged, constituting a critical debate within the Sexual Revolution.

About the authors

CLAYTON J. WHISNANT is Associate Professor of History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He teaches a range of courses in twentieth century European history and his research focuses on masculinity, sexuality, and West Germany during the Cold War.

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"It is, as far as I can see, the first English-language monograph offering a comprehensive and source-based treatment of the post-war history of male same-sex desires in West Germany. It offers its readers numerous fruitful thoughts and inspiring insights into the history of homosexualities as well as German history." - Benno Gammerl, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Neglected Postwar Period

    Whisnant, Clayton J.

    Pages 1-14

  • Policing and Prejudice after 1945

    Whisnant, Clayton J.

    Pages 15-63

  • The Homophile Movement

    Whisnant, Clayton J.

    Pages 64-111

  • Struggle over the Gay Scenes’ Boundaries

    Whisnant, Clayton J.

    Pages 112-165

  • Reforming Paragraph 175

    Whisnant, Clayton J.

    Pages 166-203

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eBook £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-02834-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-35500-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £63.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-34681-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Male Homosexuality in West Germany
Book Subtitle
Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945-69
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02834-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137028341
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35500-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34681-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 262
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