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London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885–1914

London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885–1914

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521822077

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  • Matt Cook explores the relationship between London and homosexuality from 1885 to 1914, years marked by intensification in concern about male-male relationships and also by the emergence of an embryonic homosexual rights movement. Cook combines his coverage of London's homosexual subculture and various major and minor scandals with a detailed examination of representations in the press, science and literature. This conjunction of approaches distinguishes this study from other works and provides new insight into the development of ideas about homosexuality during the period.

    • This study offers a reappraisal of urban life and gay culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
    • Sheds light on the relationship between class, homosexuality and the city
    • Refers to a wide range of sources including literature, contemporary press and scientific theories
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Matt Cook's London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 is a more wide-reaching and altogether more intellectually suggestive work of cultural history." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature

    "...an incredibly valuable contribution to the field of gay studies." Philip Clark, Lambda Book Report

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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521822077
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Illustrations
    Tables
    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    Note on terminology
    Introduction
    1. London and the cities of the plain
    2. The grossly indecent city
    3. The inverted city
    4. The decadent city
    5. The Hellenic city
    Epilogue: public spaces/private lives.

  • Author

    Matt Cook, Keele University
    Matt Cook is Lecturer in Modern British History at Keele University.

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