An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality by Jennifer Terry

By Jennifer Terry

Drawing on unique study from clinical texts, psychiatric case histories, pioneering statistical surveys, first-person money owed, felony instances, sensationalist journalism, and legislative debates, Jennifer Terry has written a nuanced and textured heritage of ways the century-old obsession with homosexuality is deeply tied to altering American anxieties approximately social and sexual order within the sleek age.

Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served as a marker of the "abnormal" opposed to which malleable, tenuous, and sometimes contradictory ideas of the "normal" have been outlined. one of many few histories to take into account homosexuality in either men and women, Terry's paintings additionally sticks out in its refusal to erase the enterprise of individuals labeled as irregular. She files the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and reworked the main strong and authoritative sleek truths approximately intercourse. offering this background as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an essential contribution to the research of yankee cultural background.

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