Male Homosexuality in West Germany: Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945-69

Male Homosexuality in West Germany: Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945-69

by Clayton J. Whisnant

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349346813
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Genders and Sexualities in History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

CLAYTON J. WHISNANT is Associate Professor of History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He teaches a range of courses in twentieth century European history and his research focuses on masculinity, sexuality, and West Germany during the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations and Translations Note on Terminology Introduction: The Neglected Postwar Period Policing and Prejudice The Homophile Movement Struggles over the Boundaries of the Gay Scenes Reforming Paragraph 175 Conclusion: Between Persecution and Freedom Select Bibliography Endnotes

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