Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall / Edition 1

Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall / Edition 1

by Thomas Waugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231099983

ISBN-13: 9780231099981

Pub. Date: 12/05/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Spanning more than a century of photography and film, Hard to Imagine is the first visual chronicle of the evolution of gay male image culture, from the canonical works of "art" photography and cinema to the private and often highly explicit productions of amateurs. This comprehensive work explores a vast, eclectic tradition in its totality, analyzing the

Overview

Spanning more than a century of photography and film, Hard to Imagine is the first visual chronicle of the evolution of gay male image culture, from the canonical works of "art" photography and cinema to the private and often highly explicit productions of amateurs. This comprehensive work explores a vast, eclectic tradition in its totality, analyzing the aesthetics of the visual imagery, its production, circulation, and consumption, and broad social and legal implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231099981
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/05/1996
Series:
Between Men~Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Dedication ix
Acknowledgments xi
Preface xiii
Beginnings
1(58)
Reclaiming a Cultural Heritage
1(20)
Nineteenth-Century Roots: The Emergence of Photography as the Privileged Medium for Gay Eroticism
21(19)
Image Patterns That Keep Coming Up
40(19)
Art and Arousal
59(117)
Academic Photography
61(10)
The Pictorialist Generation
71(31)
The Glamour Generation
102(38)
The Road to Stonewall
140(36)
Strength and Stealth
176(108)
The Physical Culture Movement of the Fin-de-Siecle
177(14)
The German Frei Korper Kultur Movement
191(14)
Pioneering North American Developments (1918-1945)
205(10)
The Kinsey Generation: The Golden Age of Magazines and Mail Order (1945-1963)
215(38)
The Movies
253(20)
Coda: Chronology of Persecution, Censorship, and Resistance (1945-1969)
273(11)
"(OH Horror!) Those Filthy Photos": Illicit Photography and Film
284(82)
"Partouze" Photography (1880-1930)
285(24)
Stag Movies
309(13)
The Modern Era of Illicit Photography
322(29)
Gay-Centered Cinema (1930-1969)
351(15)
Law, Science, and Politics
366(55)
The Lens of the Law
368(8)
Hirschfeld
376(13)
Kinsey
389(13)
Erotic Images and the Gay Movement
402(15)
Endings
417(4)
Notes 421(24)
Bibliography 445(10)
Index 455

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