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An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality by Jennifer Terry

By Jennifer Terry

Drawing on unique examine from clinical texts, psychiatric case histories, pioneering statistical surveys, first-person money owed, felony circumstances, sensationalist journalism, and legislative debates, Jennifer Terry has written a nuanced and textured background of ways the century-old obsession with homosexuality is deeply tied to altering American anxieties approximately social and sexual order within the glossy age.

Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served as a marker of the "abnormal" opposed to which malleable, tenuous, and infrequently contradictory suggestions of the "normal" have been outlined. one of many few histories to take into account homosexuality in either men and women, Terry's paintings additionally stands proud in its refusal to erase the company of individuals categorised as irregular. She records the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and reworked the main strong and authoritative smooth truths approximately intercourse. featuring this historical past as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an crucial contribution to the examine of yankee cultural historical past.

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Terry, Jennifer. American Obsession : Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society. : University of Chicago Press, . ppg=39 Copyright © University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. Terry, Jennifer. American Obsession : Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society. : University of Chicago Press, . ppg=40 Copyright © University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. Terry, Jennifer. American Obsession : Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society.

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