Queer 1950s

Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

  • Heike Bauer
  • Matt Cook

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years

  3. Representing

  4. Living

  5. Thinking

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 196-209

About this book


Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heike Bauer
    • 1
  • Matt Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33648-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-26471-8
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