Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories

by Amy L. Stone, Jaime Cantrell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438459059
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/20/2015
Series: SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Amy L. Stone is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University and author of Gay Rights at the Ballot Box.

Jaime Cantrell is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword
Ann Cvetkovich

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Something Queer at the Archive
Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell

PART I. ARCHIVAL MATERIALITY

1. Making a Place for Lesbian Life at the Lesbian Herstory Archives
Agatha Beins

2. Secrets in Boxes: The Historian as Archivist
Craig M. Loftin

3. Papered Over, or Some Observations on Materiality and Archival Method
Maryanne Dever

PART II. BEYOND THE TEXT

4. Elsa Gidlow’s Garden: Plants, Archives, and Queer History
Greg Youmans

5. Indexing Desire: The Gay Male Pornographic Video Collection as Affective Archive
Whitney Strub

6. Feverishly Lesbian-Feminist: Archival Objects and Queer Desires
Julie R. Enszer

PART III. ARCHIVAL MARGINALIZATIONS

7. Straight Talk, Queer Haunt: The Paranormal Activity of the Chicano Art Movement
Robb Hernández

8. Victory Celebration for Essex Charles Hemphill; or, What Essex Saved
Rebecca Lynne Fullan

9. Interrogating Trans* Identities in the Archives
Liam Oliver Lair

10. Putting Trans* History on the Shelves: The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, Canada
Aaron H. Devor and Lara Wilson

PART IV: CATALOGING QUEER LIVES

11. Autobiographical Text, Archives, and Activism: The Jane Rule Fonds and Her Unpublished Memoir,Taking My Life
Linda M. Morra

12. Interviewing Hustlers: Cross-Class Relations, Sexual Self-Documentation, and the Erotics of Queer Archives
Yuriy Zikratyy

13. SUBSCRIBE to Feminary! Producing Community, Region, and Archive
Jaime Cantrell

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Index

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