Queer cities, queer cultures : Europe since 1945 /
edited by Matt Cook and Jennifer V. Evans.
London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
xii, 313 p. ; 25 cm
1441141901 (hardback : alkaline paper), 1441159304 (paperback : alkaline paper), 9781441141903 (hardback : alkaline paper), 9781441148407 (epdf), 9781441159304 (paperback : alkaline paper)
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London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
1441141901 (hardback : alkaline paper)
1441159304 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781441141903 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9781441148407 (epdf)
9781441159304 (paperback : alkaline paper)
contents note
Introduction / Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London, UK) & Jennifer Evans (Carleton University, Canada) -- The queer margins of Spanish cities, 1939-2010 / Richard Cleminson (University of Leeds, UK), Rosa Maria Medina Doménech (University of Granada, Spain) & Isabel Vélez (independent scholar) -- Capital stories : local lives in queer London / Matt Cook -- The queer road to Frisind : Copenhagen 1945-2012 / Peter Edelberg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) -- Harmless kisses and infinite loops : making space for queer place in 21st century Berlin / Jennifer Evans -- From Stalinist pariahs to subjects of 'managed democracy' : queers in Moscow 1945 to the present / Dan Healey (University of Oxford, UK) -- Queer Amsterdam 1945-2010 / Gert Hekma (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) -- Ljubljana : the tales from the queer margins of the city / Roman Kuhar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) -- Mapping/unmapping : the making of queer Athens / Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford University, UK) -- Istanbul : queer desires between Muslim tradition and global pop / Ralph Poole (Salzburg University, Austria) -- Queering Budapest / Judit Takács (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) -- Two cities of Helsinki? : one liberally gay and one practically queer? / Antu Sorainen (Academy of Finland) -- Paris : 'resting on its laurels'? / Florence Tamagne (University of Lille, France) -- 'Gays who cannot properly be gay' : queer Muslims in the neoliberal European city / Fatima El-Tayeb (University of California, San Diego) -- Seeing like a queer city / Tom Boellstorff (University of California, Irvine).
"Through a series of urban case studies, Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the articulation of particular subcultures and forms of expression with the broader stories we tell about postwar Europe and particular watershed moments. It considers queer life in the selected cities in relation to the advent and end of Cold War polarization, and considers the degree to which the iconic events of 1945, 1968, and 1989 influenced the social and sexual climate of the ensuing decades. It raises questions about the form and structure of the 1960s sexual revolution, and forces us to think about how we define sexual liberalization and where, how and on whose terms it occurs. The book also explores the role of America in shaping particular forms of subculture; the significance of changes in legal codes; modes of queer consumption and displays of community; the difficult fit of queer (as opposed to gay and lesbian) politics in liberal democracies; the challenge of AIDS; and the arrival of the Internet"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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