Intimacy, Violence and Activism: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australian History and Society
Intimacy, Violence and Activism
Gay and Lesbian Perspectives on Australasian History and Society
Edited by Graham Willett and Yorick Smaal
‘Intimacy, Violence, and Activism is an excellent book, especially for those seeking to compare Australasian Gay and Lesbian history with that of their own nation. For non-academic readers, this book is a superb start to understanding key aspects of Australasian history of the gay and lesbian movements.’ LGBT History, Spring 2015 Vol. 28:2/Vol. 29:1
In this, the latest in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, researchers explore the rich history of queer Australasia, uncovering photographic records of small-town male intimacy, cases of police entrapment, the mysterious suicide pact of Charles Marks and Edward Feeny, ASIO attempts to grapple with ‘persons with serious character defects’, and previously unexamined political and cultural expressions of gay/lesbian/queer activism over the last four decades.
The result is an original and important contribution to understanding a history that is all too often shrouded in secrecy.
|Monash University Publishing
|153mm wide by 234mm high