Toward Stonewall: Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World
Provides a much-needed synthesis, drawing upon both scholarly and
popular writings to chart the development of homosexual subcultures
in the modern era and the uneasy place they have occupied in
Part 1 Making a subculture: Origins Patterns of repression Sodomy and the Enlightenment Europe divided Conclusion to Part 1. Part 2 Defining a subculture: Pioneers - The United States Pioneers - Germany Pioneers - England Wilde Degeneracy and atavism Purity and impurity The cult of youth Forster and Gide Conclusion to Part 2. Part 3 Organizing a subculture: Between the wars The making of a lesbian subculture Homosexuality and psychiatry False starts and new beginnings Reaction Outsiders abroad and at home From Wolfenden to Stonewall Conclusion to Part 3.