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The Resource Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity, Robert Beachy

Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity, Robert Beachy

Label
Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity
Title
Gay Berlin
Title remainder
birthplace of a modern identity
Statement of responsibility
Robert Beachy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, even before the turn of the twentieth-century, was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the world's first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin's vast homosexual subcultures-tolerated and monitored by the police commissioner through the "Department of Homosexuals and Blackmailers"-to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II, and on through some of the world's first sex reassignment surgeries, Beachy deftly guides the reader through past events and developments that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality to this day. Gay Berlin is certain to be considered a foundational study"--
  • "A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beachy, Robert,
Dewey number
306.76/60943155
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.G42
LC item number
B43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Gay culture
  • Homosexuality
  • Gender identity
Label
Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity, Robert Beachy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307272102
Lccn
2014004986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn871061548
  • 1435750
  • (OCoLC)871061548
Label
Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity, Robert Beachy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307272102
Lccn
2014004986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn871061548
  • 1435750
  • (OCoLC)871061548

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