Queer Public History: Essays on Scholarly Activism

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Univ of California Press, Mar 29, 2022 - History - 354 pages
Over the course of the last half century, queer history has developed as a collaborative project involving academic researchers, community scholars, and the public. Initially rejected by most colleges and universities, queer history was sustained for many years by community-based contributors and audiences. Academic activism eventually made a place for queer history within higher education, which in turn helped queer historians become more influential in politics, law, and society. Through a collection of essays written over three decades by award-winning historian Marc Stein, Queer Public History charts the evolution of queer historical interventions in the academic sphere and explores the development of publicly oriented queer historical scholarship. From the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the rise of queer activism in the 1990s to debates about queer immigration, same-sex marriage, and the politics of gay pride in the early twenty-first century, Stein introduces readers to key themes in queer public history. A manifesto for renewed partnerships between academic and community-based historians, strengthened linkages between queer public history and LGBT scholarly activism, and increased public support for historical research on gender and sexuality, this anthology reconsiders and reimagines the past, present, and future of queer public history. 
 

Contents

List of Illustrations
1
Part One Queer Memories of the 1980s
25
Part Two Discipline Punish and Protest
43
Memories Dreams Fantasies
58
Post Tenure Lavender Blues
79
Political History and the History of Sexuality
89
Approaching Stonewall from the City of Sisterly
98
and Brotherly Loves
108
The Supreme Courts Sexual CounterRevolution
171
From Fleuti to Trump
181
Defectives of the World Unite
185
PART SIX Sex law anD THE SUPREME COURT
189
Queer Eye for the FBI
195
The Early Years
201
Justice Kennedy and the Future of SameSex Marriage
207
Five Myths about Roe v Wade
211

Recalling Deweys SitIn
116
Fifty Years of LGBT Movement Activism in Philadelphia
121
Fifty Years and Counting
125
PART FOUR QUEER HISTORICAL INTERVENTIONS
129
Monica Bill History and Sex
137
Advice for George Bush
146
The Marriage That Dare Not Speak Its Name
149
From the Glorious Strike to Obamas New Executive Order
152
In My Mind Im Not Going to Carolina
155
PART FIVE QUEER IMMIGRATION
159
Remembering Clive Michael
164
Boutilier 19332003
167
Part Seven Exhibiting Queer History
221
Introduction to the Philadelphia LGBT History Project
229
Archive and Exhibit
236
Part Eight Stonewall Popularity
255
Toward a Theory of the Stonewall Revolution
263
Police Violence and the Stonewall
269
Stonewall and Queens
279
Conclusion
287
Acknowledgments
299
Index
331
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Marc Stein, the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University, is the author of City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement, and The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.

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