EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook


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  1. says: EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook

    EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook This is a great melding of social and cultural history Even thought it's not my area I just love reading this kind of history I think it's because it feels so familiar and yet so foreign My only critiue is that he really didn't elaborate on race In the end I only wish I had time to read of these histories If you're interested scour the notes he references a lot of other potential gems Also check out George Chauncey's book Gay N

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    Matt Houlbrook Ö 9 Free read EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook Excellent accessible and fascinating history Hugely informative and readable I can't recommend enough

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    Read ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook Early on Houlbrook corrects the common misconception that in Britain being gay was once illegal and subseuently legalized noting instead that specific sexual acts between men were criminalized 19 Not everyone who engaged in these sorts of acts shared the same identity or understood the acts the same way This is part of wh

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    review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook Matt Houlbrook Ö 9 Free read EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook ueer London explores the fascinating intersection between sexuality functionality of spaces criminality morality and physical geography constantly discussing the ever shifting demarcation between the public and private spheres The most interesting chapters for me were those exploring the subculture of working class bachelors and

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    EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook This is a truly awesome book A triumph of analysis of urban culture Houlbrook is clearly obsessed with ueer culture in this period in Britain; he really knows his stuffHoulbrook proposes so many interesting hypotheses As sex

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    Matt Houlbrook Ö 9 Free read review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook This reads very much like a PhD thesis adapted into a book As such its depth is incredible but it also suffers a little from having a narrow remit and occasionally showing up authorial biases I'd been warned about the lack of ueer women when I was lent the book but what irked me and nearly made me stop reading

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    EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook Loved it Incredible source material Really conjured up the exciting scary forbidden world of gay London between the wars and made some surprising points about changing reactions and identities between then and now In my recent spirit of always accompanying a text with a tune I bought Flanagan Allen's Underneath The Arches to go with this and found it uite poignant Even had a bit of a weep I did

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    EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook Matt Houlbrook Ö 9 Free read Fascinating work by Houlbrook broad deep research with a much richer analytical framework than previous work in the field Houlbrook's cultural methodology pulls from anthropological sociological and economic ueries that create a compelling argument for the power of space language and law to forge personal and public identities

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    EBOOK NEW (ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society) É Matt Houlbrook Fascinating and compelling urban history but unfortunately written in a turgid academic style that sometimes made me want to run from the room screaming

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    Read ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook Matt Houlbrook Ö 9 Free read Very dry and academic but commendable for the staggering amount of research that went into it I found it difficult to get through than one chapter in one sitting though and while it was interesting and occasionally overly informative it wasn't an enjoyable read

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  • Paperback
  • 398
  • ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society
  • Matt Houlbrook
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9780226354620

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review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society Free read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Conventional understandings of the city as a place of sexual liberation and a unified ueer cultureA history remarkable in its complexity yet intimate in its portraiture ueer London is a landmark work that redefines ueer urban life in England and beyond“A ground breaking work While middle class lives and writing have tended to compel the attention of most historians of homosexuality Matt Houlbrook has looked widely and found a rich seam of new evidence It has allowed him to construct a complex compelling account of interwar sexualities and to map a new intimate geography of London” Matt Cook The Times Higher Education Supplement Winner of History Today’s Book of the Year Award 200. Fascinating and compelling urban history but unfortunately written in a turgid academic style that sometimes made me want to run from the room screaming

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ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society

review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society Free read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ies and the first ueer guidebook ever written Houlbrook here explores the relationship between ueer sexualities and modern urban culture that we take for granted today He revisits the diverse ueer lives that took hold in London's parks and streets; its restaurants pubs and dancehalls; and its Turkish bathhouses and hotels as well as attempts by municipal authorities to control and crack down on those worlds He also describes how London shaped the culture and politics of ueer life and how London was in turn shaped by the lives of ueer men Ultimately Houlbrook unveils the complex ways in which men made sense of their desires and who they were In so doing he mounts a sustained challenge to. This reads very much like a PhD thesis adapted into a book As such its depth is incredible but it also suffers a little from having a narrow remit and occasionally showing up authorial biases I d been warned about the lack of ueer women when I was lent the book but what irked me and nearly made me stop reading multiple times was the almost complete denial of bisexuality not necessarily as an identity but certainly as a concept that could be mapped onto some behaviours A useful reference but not one I ll necessarily be revisiting

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review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö Matt Houlbrook ueer London Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis 1918 1957 The Chicago Series on Sexuality History and Society Free read ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub In August 1934 young Cyril L wrote to his friend Billy about all the exciting men he had met the swinging nightclubs he had visited and the vibrant new life he had forged for himself in the big city He wrote I have only been ueer since I came to London about two years ago before then I knew nothing about it London for Cyril meant boundless opportunities to explore his newfound sexuality But his freedom was limited he was soon arrested simply for being in a club freuented by ueer menCyril's story is Matt Houlbrook's point of entry into the ueer worlds of early twentieth century London Drawing on previously unknown sources from police reports and newspaper exposés to personal letters diar. Early on Houlbrook corrects the common misconception that in Britain being gay was once illegal and subseuently legalized noting instead that specific sexual acts between men were criminalized 19 Not everyone who engaged in these sorts of acts shared the same identity or understood the acts the same way This is part of what Houlbrook means by ueer a variety of distinct yet fluid sexual practices and identities Working class men were not able to afford lodging that offered as much privacy as higher income men and so were likely to rely on public parks and urinals for sexual encounters These spaces were also much heavily policed than the private clubs and baths that middle class men could freuent The differences among these spaces and among those who freuented them forms a refrain for Houlbrook There was not one common and egalitarian ueer community but rather intersecting differences and hierarchies Houbrook sorts the men into a general typology of sexual practice and identity There were ueans men who behaved in what was considered an effeminate manner and were open about their sexuality renters or trade men who had sex with other men sometimes bragging of their sexual exploits but who did not think of themselves and were not thought of by others as abnormal and homosexuals men who defined themselves by their sexual acts with other men and who were often uiet and private about their behavior Houlbrook notes that the third of these categories were men of privileged status who both maintained discretion in order to preserve their position and who used their resources to access private spaces such as private lodging and exclusive clubs in order to avoid public scrutiny The first two categories on the other hand consisted primarily of working class men who had less access to money and private space which in turn linked with their public sexualities Interestingly both ueans and renters understood their behavior in gendered terms ueans called each other girls and thought of themselves as woman like but not as women Renters had sex with and sometimes robed other men who they used called pansies and brown hatters 166 but still saw themselves as normal non ueer men because they saw their sexual partners as like women Middle class homosexuals by contrast defined themselves not in gendered terms but by their sexual attraction to other men Lack of challenge to gender norms as well as lack of engaging in public sex was part of middle class respectability and discretion While Houlbrook takes pains to complicate and nuance his claims throughout the city is a space of both liberation and despair the growth of private clubs for ueer men both allowed new self expression and created exclusion the overall narrative arc of ueer London is one of decline or cultural privatization 270 The range of and spaces for sexual expression narrow over the duration of the book As homosexuality became legitimate ueerness became less so particularly the sexual practices of working class ueers There are two notable omissions from ueer London women and trans people Houlbrook distinguishes ueans from transgendered people since the ueans dressed as women on occasion but did not live as women Houlbrook mentions one case MauriceMary who sought a deliberate and complete illusion of femininity by dressing as a woman all the time and who saw himself as a woman 165 I wonder why Houlbrook refers to MauriceMary s femininity as an illusion and uses a male pronoun Presumably trans practices are also a type of ueer and attention to trans practices might complicate or perhaps support Houlbrook s narrative of declining space for ueerness Finally the book is exclusively about men There s nothing necessarily wrong with this Houlbrook notes that a book about ueer women in London should be written but it does make some of his story less clear Women prostitutes appear regularly throughout the book as extras in the background in bars that ueans freuented Houlbrook claims that most renters uit having sex with men as they aged and developed long term relationships with women He also suggests that changing access to women in mixed gender bars and elsewhere may have contributed to the over all decline of renters It is thus clear that ueer men had significant relationships with women as friends lovers wives and mothers ueer men s attitudes toward the women in their lives and women s responses to male ueerness get no attention in the book leaving an interesting piece of this story unexamined