Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America

HQ75.16.U6 C36 2009

A groundbreaking study that wholly revises our understanding of sexuality, citizenship, and the state. Canaday asks how and why the emerging federal bureaucracy came to define, regulate, and exclude gay men and lesbians, and her answers take us into the inner workings of the state's policing machinery. This is an important book.
- Joanne Meyerowitz

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