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Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality

Language Before Stonewall

Language, Sexuality, History

Authors: Leap, William L

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  • Re-imagines the history of language and sexual sameness in the US
  • Reminds us of the importance of including discussions of language use in analyses of queer social history
  • Demonstrates that queer linguistic history does not need to be written in terms of linear sequences and teleological goals
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This book explores the linguistic and social practices related to same-sex desires and identities that were widely attested in the USA during the years preceding the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969. The author demonstrates that this language was not a unified or standardized code, but rather an aggregate of linguistic practices influenced by gender, racial, and class differences, urban/rural locations, age, erotic desires and pursuits, and similar social descriptors. Contrary to preconceptions, moreover, it circulated widely in both public and in private domains. This intriguing book will appeal to students and academics interested in the intersections of language, sexuality and history and queer historical linguistics.

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William L. Leap is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at American University and Affiliate Professor in the Center for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Before Stonewall
Book Subtitle
Language, Sexuality, History
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33516-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33516-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33515-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 424
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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