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.
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