Investigating same-sex relationships and attitudes toward homosexuality throughout history and in various regions of the world, "this ground-breaking anthology suggests that definitions of 'normal' sexuality differ widely from one culture to the next," PW reported.
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". . . Homosexuality is not merely a personal characteristic to be alternately ignored or celebrated, as some historians have assumed, but a significant influence on the lives of individuals and on patterns of cultural organizations in ways historians need to acknowledge." This anthology redresses this influence in 30 essays of the last decade by prominent gay historians. Previously published pieces have been revised, and ten completely new essays were commissioned. The juxtaposition of diverse perspectives and research crossing boundaries of race, gender, culture, and time encourages a lively dialogue. Highly recommended for history collections, and especially gay studies.
- James E. Van Buskirk, Acad. of Art Coll. Lib., San Francisco
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