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Gay Sydney : A History (Paperback) (Garry Wotherspoon)

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Garry Wotherspoon’s Gay Sydney: A history is an updated version of his 1991 classic, City of the Plain: History of a Gay Sub-culture, written in the midst of the AIDS crisis. In this vivid book Wotherspoon traces the shifts that have occurred since then, including majority support for marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation. He also ponders the parallel evaporation of a distinctly gay sensibility and the disappearance of once-packed gay bars that have now become cafes and gyms. This book also tells the story of gay Sydney across a century, looking at secret, underground gay life, the never-ending debates about sex in society and the role of social movements in the ’60 and ’70s in effecting social change.
Number of Pages: 362.0
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Australia + New Zealand
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New South Wales
Author: Garry Wotherspoon
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51452615
UPC: 9781742234830
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-4332

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