Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology / Edition 1

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Laud Humphreys (1930­1988) was a pioneering and fearless sociologist, an Episcopal priest, and a civil rights, gay, and antiwar activist. This biography examines the groundbreaking work through the life of a complex man, and the life of the man through his controversial work.
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"This book beautifully captures the turbulent events of a complex and intense person. It is written in a clear and readable style and I predict it will become a classic."—Martin S. Weinberg, coauthor of Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality

"No book traces Humphreys' biography and attempts to decipher fact from fiction as thoroughly as this book."—Valerie Jenness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine

"Galliher, Brekhus, and Keys fill in some significant gaps in our knowledge about sociology in the latter part of the twentieth century. Their work is highly relevant to present-day sociology."—Gideon Sjoberg, University of Texas at Austin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299203146
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John F. Galliher is professor of sociology and direct of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Wayne H. Brekhus is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Missouri–Columbia. David P. Keys is assistant professor of sociology at the State University of New York–Plattsburgh.

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Table of Contents

1 Birth and beginnings 13
2 Becoming an instant icon 19
3 Historical and intellectual context of Tearoom trade : the 1960s and Washington University 23
4 Published criticism and use of Tearoom trade 36
5 Upward professional mobility and continuing activism 65
6 The long (and rapid) road down 84
7 The legacy of laud : politics, substance, and professional ethics 93
App. A Laud Humphreys's vita 109
App. B Laud Humphreys's FBI file 117
App. C Poster from the Washington University bulletin board 189
App. D Systematic observation sheet 193
App. E Data sources and methods 197
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