How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization

The True and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World

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Penguin Putnam
A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better.

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has, in many ways, become mainstream itself. From the way camp, irony, and the gay aesthetic have become part of our national sensibility to the undeniable effect the gay cognoscenti have had on media and the arts, Cathy Crimmins examines how gay men have changed the concepts of community, family, sex, and fashion.

 



Random House, Inc.
A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better.

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has, in many ways, become mainstream itself. From the way camp, irony, and the gay aesthetic have become part of our national sensibility to the undeniable effect the gay cognoscenti have had on media and the arts, Cathy Crimmins examines how gay men have changed the concepts of community, family, sex, and fashion.



Baker & Taylor
A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life throughout the past century offers insight into how homosexuality has benefited mainstream American society, revealing how gay men have positively impacted the media and arts while changing concepts in the areas of community, family, and sexuality. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2005
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781585424252
1585424250
Characteristics: xxi, 216 p. ; 21 cm

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StarGladiator
Feb 13, 2015

Fifty Shades of Gay?

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petehoover98118
Feb 13, 2015

Written by a straight woman who grew up around the NYC art and theater scene. Was very unhappy with her plaigarizing the title and hope Tim Cahill (How the Irish Saved Civilization) sues her for it. She tried to make the flow the same as the Cahill book but this book is like trying to drive a car on a winter morning without defrosting your windshield. What she sees is only a vague fuzzy light. She fills in her gaps with a whole lot of recycled stereotypes and by the time I got to David Bowie I found her just too sickening to continue to read more

jmmason Jan 13, 2012

Should be titled "How the Homos Made History." Start with Alan Turing, who took a bite out of the apple. Steve Jobs got the logo from him. Keep going....art, music, food, ballet, literature, couture, architecture, polotics, cinema....and lots of depraved sex....the list goes on....

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