© 2012

Queer 1950s

Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

  • Heike Bauer
  • Matt Cook

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

  3. Representing

  4. Living

  5. Thinking

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-209

About this book


Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heike Bauer
    • 1
  • Matt Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

ANDREW ASIBONG Senior Lecturer in French and co-director of Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC), at Birkbeck, University of London, UK JUSTIN BENGRY the first Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Postdoctoral Fellow in British History at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada CHRIS BRICKELL Co-ordinator of the Gender Studies Programme at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand JENNIFER V. EVANS Associate Professor of Modern European History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada AMANDA LITTAUER Assistant Professor of History and Women's Studies at Northern Illinois University, USA KAYE MITCHELL Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Director of the MA Contemporary Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester, UK ALISON ORAM Professor in Social and Cultural History at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK ANTU SOREINEN Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland, Finland ELIZABETH STEPHENS Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia

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