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How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization

The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World

Cathy Crimmins - Author

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ISBN 9781585424252 | 240 pages | 02 Jun 2005 | Tarcher | 5.47 x 8.18in | 18 - AND UP
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A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better.

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has, in many ways, become mainstream itself. From the way camp, irony, and the gay aesthetic have become part of our national sensibility to the undeniable effect the gay cognoscenti have had on media and the arts, Cathy Crimmins examines how gay men have changed the concepts of community, family, sex, and fashion.


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