The Gay and Lesbian Movement: References and Resources

The Gay and Lesbian Movement: References and Resources

by Robert B. Ridinger

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This bibliography cites nearly 2000 works dealing with topics ranging from the origins of the modern homosexual rights movement in Germany (1864-1939) to the awakening movement in the United States (1924-68) up to the post-Stonewall period (1969-93). Librarian Ridinger (An Index to the Advocate: The National Gay Newsmagazine, 1967-1982, Liberation, 1988) covers monographs, dissertations, and popular and scholarly periodical articles in the current work. While he has done a commendable job of including citations to such regional publications as Boston's Bay Windows and the Washington Blade, among others, a disproportionate number of the citations derive from the Advocate. Also, this reviewer was unable to identify any citations from popular lesbian magazines such as Denueve (now Curve) or the now-defunct Visibilities, although historical lesbian publications such as the Lesbian Tide and the Ladder are cited. A list of publications (or at least periodicals) cited would have been helpful. A 42-page index rounds out the volume, a useful addition to a growing field. Recommended for research libraries.Ellen Greenblatt, SUNY at Buffalo
An annotated bibliography of research and critical resources on the movement, with some 1,900 entries divided into three sections on foundations and philosophies, 1864-1939; years of hiding and resistance, 1924-1968; and from gay liberation to AIDS, 1969-1993. Contains entries on national organizations such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, ACT UP, and Queer Nation, as well as sections on marches on Washington, the NAMES project, and regional communities. For researchers, activists, and students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Cengage Gale
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Reference Publications on American Social Movements Ser.
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6.50(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.69(d)

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