Intimacy, Violence and Activism

Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society

Edited by: Yorick Smaal, Graham Willett

In this, the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, researchers explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization's attempts to grapple with "persons with serious character defects," and previously unexamined political and cultural expressions of gay/lesbian/queer activism over the last four decades. The result is an original and important contribution to understanding a history that is all too often shrouded in secrecy. (Series: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives - Vol. 7) *** "...[this book] offers an intelligent and attractive perspective on homosexualities 'down under' that engages the local and the specific. No broad and vague concepts of 'queer', but rather factual and valuable articles that offer something to learn and to think about." -- Australian Historical Studies, 45, 2014 'Intimacy, Violence, and Activism is an excellent book, especially for those seeking to compare Australasian Gay and Lesbian history with that of their own nation. For non-academic readers, this book is a superb start to understanding key aspects of Australasian history of the gay and lesbian movements.' From Committee on LGBT History, Spring 2015 Vol. 28:2/Vol. 29:1~


222 pages

Publication Date: 11/25/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781922235084

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