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Male Homosexuality in West Germany

Author: Clayton J. Whisnant

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230355002

Category: History

Page: 262

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In recent years, much has been written about the fate of homosexuals under Hitler: how they were arrested, incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps, subjected to torture, experiments and even castration. However, little is yet available in English about what happened to them after the Nazi era. Often, the years between 1945 and 1969 are seen simply as a brief interlude before the appearance of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s. This book argues that this period is more important than that. During this time, gay scenes resurfaced, despite the political tensions of the Cold War and the continued enforcement of Nazi-era laws against homosexuality. A more masculine understanding of homosexuality became prominent, leaving its impact on both public stereotypes and personal identities. Finally, a considerable debate about homosexuality emerged among professionals and eventually a wider public, constituting a critical debate within the Sexual Revolution.
Male Homosexuality in West Germany
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Clayton J. Whisnant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-22 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In recent years, much has been written about the fate of homosexuals under Hitler: how they were arrested, incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps, subjected to torture, experiments and even castration. However, little is yet available in English about what happened to them after the Nazi era. Often, the years
The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Craig Griffiths
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation explores ways of thinking, feeling, and talking about being gay in the 1970s, an influential decade sandwiched between the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in 1969, and the arrival of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the early 1980s. Moving beyond divided Cold War Berlin, it also
Male Homosexuality in West Germany
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Clayton J. Whisnant
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-22 - Publisher: Springer

Whisnant argues that the period after Nazism was more important for the history of homosexuality in Germany than is generally recognized. Gay scenes resurfaced; a more masculine view of homosexuality also became prominent. Above all, a public debate about homosexuality emerged, constituting a critical debate within the Sexual Revolution.
Queer Identities and Politics in Germany
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Clayton John Whisnant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Harrington Park Press, LLC

The author describes developments in LGBT history, including the growth of the world's first homosexual organizations and gay and lesbian magazines, the community of German sexologists and psychoanalysts, gay social scenes and the Nazi persecution of LGBT people.
The Hidden Holocaust?
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Günter Grau, Claudia Shoppmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-21 - Publisher: Routledge

The persecution of lesbians and gay men by the Nazis is a subject that has been constantly debated during the last decade, providing a theme for books, articles, and plays. Until recently the discussion has remained speculative: most of the relevant documents were stored in closed East German archives, and