Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940

George Chauncey
4.2/5 (2867 ratings)
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century



Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" , "unassailable" , "brilliant" , and "a first-rate book of history" , Gay New Yorkforever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond.
Language
English
Pages
496
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Basic Books
Release
May 19, 1995
ISBN
0465026214
ISBN 13
9780465026210

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940

George Chauncey
4.2/5 (2867 ratings)
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century



Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" , "unassailable" , "brilliant" , and "a first-rate book of history" , Gay New Yorkforever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond.
Language
English
Pages
496
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Basic Books
Release
May 19, 1995
ISBN
0465026214
ISBN 13
9780465026210