Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain
How the Personal Got PoliticaleBook - 2007
This book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to fundamentally rethink the nature of post-war politics. While the Left were fighting among themselves and the reformists were struggling with the limits of law reform, gay men started organising for themselves, first individually within existing organisations and later rejecting formal political structures altogether. Culture, performance and identity took over from economics and class struggle, as gay men worked to change the world through the politics of sexua.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (232 pages)