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Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of Murder and Masculinity Before Stonewall Review Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ A hybrid of true crime and social history that examines how popular culture the media and the psychological profession Ers and victims of crime More importantly Polchin shows how this discrimination was ultimately transformed by activists to help shape the burgeoning gay rights movement in the years leading up to Stonewall Riots of 1968A cast of noted public figures Leopold Loeb J Edgar Hoover Alfred Kinsey Jack Kerouac William Burroughs Patricia Highsmith James Baldwin and Gore Vidal is threaded through this complex subject Politicians law enforcement officials and psychologists weigh in to explain the dangerous relationship between homosexuality and violence. Grateful someone wrote this important But the coherencereadability of the writing style was not super engaging More college thesis than popular Pinker esue treatise Again important

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A hybrid of true crime and social history that examines how popular culture the media and the psychological profession portrayed crimes against gay men in the years leading up to the Stonewall RiotsIn his skillful hybrid of true crime and cultural history James Polchin provides an important look at how popular culture the media and the psychological profession forcefully portrayed gay men as the perpetrators of the same violence they suffered He traces how the press depicted the murder of men by other men from the end of World War I to the Sto. Covering the fifty years from the end of World War I to the Stonewall protests in 1969 this is a history of how the media the medical profession psychiatry specifically and the legal system handled cases of violence against ueer men It's a hugely important topic given the rise in recent years of violence against transgender people Unfortunately the book itself is deadly dull It's written in a dry as dust academic tone and is mostly summary after summary of extremely similar newspaper accounts of ueer crime stories Such a shame because the topic in the hands of a storyteller could have created a much stronger impact on the lay reader

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Indecent Advances The Hidden History of Murder and Masculinity Before StonewallNewall era when gay men came to be seen as a class both historically victimized and increasingly visible Indecent Advances tells the story of how homosexuals were criminalized in the popular imagination from the sex panics of the 1930s to Kinsey study of male homosexuality of the 1940s and the Cold War panic of Communists and homosexuals in government Polchin illustrates the vital role crime stories played in circulating ideas of normalcy and deviancy and how those stories were used as tools to discriminate and harm the gay men who were observ. I am Amazed in Polchin's dedication to telling ueer history and including the crimes aganist gay men in a time where LGBT rights did not exist to right before stonewall A must read for those who love history and true crime