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The Gilded Age Construction of American Homophobia : St Martins Press - Jay Hatheway

The Gilded Age Construction of American Homophobia

St Martins Press

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780312234928
Number Of Pages: 256

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"The Gilded Age Roots of American Homophobia" is an analysis of the negative response to the discovery of the homosexual in late 19th century America. This book investigates the responses of the emergent medical community to this problem, and concludes with a discussion of how the negative reception of the homosexual impacted the future social conception of gay men and women.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Origins of a National Ideology up to the Civil Warp. 11
The Rise of an Urban Middle-Class in the Post-Civil War Erap. 33
Nineteenth-Century Gay Americap. 49
A Period of Turmoil and Changep. 61
Nineteenth-Century American Medicinep. 71
The Debate Between Alienism and Neurologyp. 83
The German Discovery of the Homosexualp. 101
American Physicians Discover the Homosexualp. 111
The Homosexual and the Physician in the 1890sp. 131
An Emerging Homosexual Identity During the Gilded Agep. 157
The Limits of Congenital Homosexualityp. 179
Conclusionp. 193
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780312234928
ISBN-10: 0312234929
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 16.15  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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