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Author Bauer, Heike, author

Title The Hirschfeld archives : violence, death, and modern queer culture / Heike Bauer
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages) : illustrations
Series Sexuality studies
Sexuality studies.
Contents 1. Sexual rights in a world of wrongs: reframing the emergence of homosexual rights activism in colonial contexts -- 2. Death, suicide, and modern homosexual culture -- 3. Normal cruelty: child beatings and sexual violence -- 4. From fragile solidarities to burnt sexual subjects: at the Institute of Sexual Science -- 5 Lives that are spoken for: queer in exile -- Coda
Summary This work examines how death, suicide and violence shaped modern queer culture, arguing that negative experiences, as much as affirmative subculture formation, influenced the emergence of a collective sense of same-sex identity. Bauer looks for this history of violence in the work and reception of the influential sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), and through Hirschfeld's work examines the form and collective impact of anti-queer violence in the first half of the twentieth century. Hirschfeld's archive (his library at the Institute for Sexual Sciences in Berlin) was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933, so the archive of Bauer's title is one that she's built from over a hundred published and unpublished books, articles, films and photographs
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Subject Institut für Sexualwissenschaft -- Archives.
Sexual minorities -- Violence against.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439914342 (electronic bk.)
1439914346 (electronic bk.)