The Elastic Closet: A History Of Homosexuality In France, 1942-present

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byScott Eric Gunther

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A social, legal and political history of gays and lesbians in France since World War Two.

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A social, legal and political history of gays and lesbians in France since World War Two.

SCOTT GUNTHER is Assistant Professor of French at Wellesley College, USA. He received his B.A. from Cornell in 1990, his J.D. from NYU in 1993, and his Ph.D. in French Studies from NYU in 2001. His research interests include gender and sexuality in France, the mass media, and comparative law.
Format:PerfectDimensions:166 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022105X

ISBN - 13:9780230221055

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Republican Values and The Depenalization of Sodomy in France
It Could Have Been Worse (1940s-1960s)
Attempts at Subversion (The 1970s)
French Homosexuals Build a More Stately Closet (1980s-2000s)
Outing the French Gay Media (1990s and 2000s)
Conclusion: Queer, Made in France
Bibliography
Index