Male Homosexuality in West Germany

Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945–69

  • Clayton J. Whisnant

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 1-14
  3. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 15-63
  4. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 64-111
  5. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 112-165
  6. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 166-203
  7. Clayton J. Whisnant
    Pages 204-212
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-262

About this book


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.


Germany history liberty reform revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Clayton J. Whisnant
    • 1
  1. 1.Wofford CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34681-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02834-1
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