The Meaning of Gay: Interaction, Publicity, and Community among Homosexual Men in 1960s San Francisco

The Meaning of Gay: Interaction, Publicity, and Community among Homosexual Men in 1960s San Francisco

By: J. Todd Ormsbee (author)Paperback

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Description

The Meaning of Gay traces the conflicts among San Francisco's gay men and with the dominant society, describing the broad range of meanings they came to ascribe onto 'gayness' between 1962 and 1972. Combining historical method, symbolic interaction, and the concerns of John Dewey's pragmatism, the book explains why gay men created the meanings they did and challenges the prevailing view that the 1960s was merely the transformation of an assimilationist gay politic into a radical one.

About Author

J. Todd Ormsbee is assistant professor of American Studies at San Jose State University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Homosexuality and Meaning Chapter 2 Sickness and Sin: Gay Men Confront Symbolic Domination Chapter 3 The Origins and Values of a Gay Male Public Chapter 4 Conflict over the Ends and Means of Gay Counter-Publicity Chapter 5 The Struggle for a Gay Community Chapter 6 The Meaning of Gay Sex: Intimacy, Love, and Friendship Chapter 7 Gay Masculinities Chapter 8 The Meaning of 'Gay' Chapter 9 Conclusion: Meaning, Desire, and the Future of 'Gay'

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739115985
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 354
  • ID: 9780739115985
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 0739115987

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