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The Resource Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men, [edited by] Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor

Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men, [edited by] Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor

Label
Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men
Title
Growing up before Stonewall
Title remainder
life stories of some gay men
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stories of 11 American gay men who tried to make sense of their identities in the years before the gay liberation movement. These men provide fascinating accounts of what it was like to negotiate their desires within a social and psychological context that was virulently hostile to homosexuality. Coming from a variety of regions and social classes in the 1920s through the 1960s, these men describe their families, their early childhood sexual encounters, the experience of "coming out" as well as their current romantic and sexual lives. The variety of experiences recorded in this book illustrates the numerous ways individuals come to know their gay selves in an often hostile world. For some of the men, the military presented the opportunity to explore their personal and social identities. For others a chance encounter in a seminary, an accidentally-discovered gay bar or heterosexual marriage provoked them into exploring their hidden identities. Their life stories reveal the complex ways in which sexuality is socially constructed and also provide remarkable insights into contemporary issues of gay and lesbian identity. To better understand the way homosexuality was viewed before Stonewall, the authors present a history of how psychiatry and psychology portrayed homosexuality as a mental disorder, along with a history of what gay people experienced in their social and political everyday lives. Growing Up Before Stonewall also includes interviews with a leader of the gay movement and a heterosexual psychiatrist, both were instrumental in arguing against the categorization of homosexuality as a mental disorder
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LC
Dewey number
305.38/9664/0922
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.7
LC item number
.G76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1926-
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  • Marmor, Judd
  • Sanders, David
  • Nardi, Peter M
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Gay men
Label
Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men, [edited by] Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-175) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Growing up before Stonewall. 1. The social and political climate for gay men. 2. Interview with Morris Kight. 3. Gay men and psychiatry: A professional and personal account. 4. Interview with Judd Marmor, M.D. -- pt. II. Life stories of some gay men. 5. An introduction to the interviews. 6. Andrew: Sexual childhood and separate bedrooms. 7. Bennett: Sissy boy, teenage crushes, and choices. 8. Carl: Speakeasy bars and a monogamous May-December relationship. 9. Danny: All-American with girlfriends, and a first date/lover. 10. Ed: Immigrant, late bloomer, and independently single. 11. Frank: Father of four and closeted. 12. George and Harold: Twenty-five years and monogamous. 13. Jim: Sissy, flappers, and a long-term roommate. 14. Kevin: Ex-seminarian with a priest-lover. 15. Louis: Two lovers, many lives
Control code
000010418653
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780415101523
Lccn
93020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28721315
Label
Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men, [edited by] Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Growing up before Stonewall. 1. The social and political climate for gay men. 2. Interview with Morris Kight. 3. Gay men and psychiatry: A professional and personal account. 4. Interview with Judd Marmor, M.D. -- pt. II. Life stories of some gay men. 5. An introduction to the interviews. 6. Andrew: Sexual childhood and separate bedrooms. 7. Bennett: Sissy boy, teenage crushes, and choices. 8. Carl: Speakeasy bars and a monogamous May-December relationship. 9. Danny: All-American with girlfriends, and a first date/lover. 10. Ed: Immigrant, late bloomer, and independently single. 11. Frank: Father of four and closeted. 12. George and Harold: Twenty-five years and monogamous. 13. Jim: Sissy, flappers, and a long-term roommate. 14. Kevin: Ex-seminarian with a priest-lover. 15. Louis: Two lovers, many lives
Control code
000010418653
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 177 p.
Isbn
9780415101523
Lccn
93020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28721315

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