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The Resource An American obsession : science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society, Jennifer Terry

An American obsession : science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society, Jennifer Terry

Label
An American obsession : science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society
Title
An American obsession
Title remainder
science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Terry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on original research from medical texts, psychiatric case histories, pioneering statistical surveys, first-person accounts, legal cases, sensationalist journalism, and legislative debates, Jennifer Terry has written a history of how the century-old obsession with homosexuality is deeply tied to changing American anxieties about social and sexual order in the modern age." "Terry's overarching argument is the homosexuality served as a maker of the "abnormal" against which malleable, tenuous, and often contradictory concepts of the "normal" were defined. One of the few histories to take into consideration homosexuality in both women and men, Terry's work also stands out in its refusal to erase the agency of people classified as abnormal. She documents the myriad ways that gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and transformed the most powerful and authoritative modern truths about sex."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Terry, Jennifer
Dewey number
307.76/6/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U5
LC item number
T45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2000 E-836
  • HQ 76.3.U5
NLM item number
T329a 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexology
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Homoseksualiteit
  • Medicalisering
  • Homosexualität
  • Sexualwissenschaft
  • USA
Label
An American obsession : science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society, Jennifer Terry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modernity and the vexing presence of homosexuals -- Medicalizing homosexuality -- United States of perversion -- Progressive science in search of sexual normality -- Fluid sexes -- Committee for the study of sex variants -- Sex variant subjects -- Policing homosexuality -- Disease or way of life? -- Parents, strangers, and other dangers -- Fear of a world conspiracy -- Discerning allies and enemies
Control code
40996056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 537 pages
Isbn
9780226793665
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99020809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40996056
Label
An American obsession : science, medicine, and homosexuality in modern society, Jennifer Terry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modernity and the vexing presence of homosexuals -- Medicalizing homosexuality -- United States of perversion -- Progressive science in search of sexual normality -- Fluid sexes -- Committee for the study of sex variants -- Sex variant subjects -- Policing homosexuality -- Disease or way of life? -- Parents, strangers, and other dangers -- Fear of a world conspiracy -- Discerning allies and enemies
Control code
40996056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 537 pages
Isbn
9780226793665
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99020809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40996056

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