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D'Emilio, John

Works: 35 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 11,795 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Sources  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Newspapers 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ76.8.U5, 306.70973
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Most widely held works by John D'Emilio
Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America by John D'Emilio( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman describe the different sexual worlds of plantation slaves, European immigrants, and the urban middle class, and how sexual matters moved from the privacy of the bedroom to its commercial exploitation and its entry into mass culture. The authors shed light on the complex nature of race, gender, and class inequality. They discuss such issues as white slavery and lynching, how sex has served as a symbol for a wide range of social problems, and how conflicts over sexuality have sometimes shaped the political and cultural contours of an era. D'Emilio and Freedman have drawn on court records, diaries, letters, and popular art and culture to provide both a scholarly interpretation of the history of sexuality and a compelling narrative of the lives of anonymous Americans.--From publisher description
Sexual politics, sexual communities : the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D'Emilio( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D'Emilio's new preface and afterword examine the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian historical literature."--Publisher's description
My desire for history : essays in gay, community, and labor history by Allan Bérubé( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Bérubé (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Bérubé also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Bérubé, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Bérubé's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.--Publisher description
Lost prophet : the life and times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington, detailing his struggles as being openly gay and his campaigns for civil rights
Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War Two by Allan Bérubé( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many histories of fighting men and women in World War II, little has been written about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars--one for their country, the other for their own survival as targets of a military policy that sought their discharge as "undesirables." To write this long overdue chapter of American history, Allan Bérubé spent ten years interviewing gay and lesbian veterans, unearthed hundreds of wartime letters between gay GIs, and obtained thousands of pages of newly declassified government documents. While some gay and lesbian soldiers collapsed under the fear of being arrested, interrogated, discharged, and publicly humiliated, many drew strength from deep wartime friendships. Relying on their own secret culture of slang, body language, and "camp" to find each other and build spontaneous communities, they learned, both on and off the battlefield, to be proud of their contribution and of who they were.--From publisher description
In a new century : essays on queer history, politics, and community life by John D'Emilio( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes: the end of sodomy laws, the elimination of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a move toward recognition of same-sex marriage, Gay-Straight Alliances in thousands of high schools, and an explosion of visibility in the media and popular culture. All of this would have been unimaginable to those living just a few decades ago. Yet, at the same time, the American political system has grown ever more conservative, and increasing economic inequality has been a defining feature of the new century. A pioneering scholar of gay history, John D'Emilio reflects in this wide-ranging collection of essays upon the social, cultural, and political changes provoked by LGBT activism. He offers provocative questions and historical analyses . .
Making trouble : essays on gay history, politics, and the university by John D'Emilio( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The world turned : essays on gay history, politics, and culture by John D'Emilio( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished historian and leading gay-rights activist D'Emilio show how gay issues moved from the margins to the center of national consciousness during the critical decade of the 1990s
Creating change : sexuality, public policy, and civil rights( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans were able to make tremendous progress in gaining rights for themselves through public policymaking
The civil rights struggle : leaders in profile by John D'Emilio( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civil rights movement has had a profound effect on modern America, bringing important issues of individual rights and freedoms to the foreground and changing American attitudes. This book presents biographies of 83 men and women who are in the vanguard of that struggle, either as leaders of the civil rights movement or as heads of the opposition. Each portrait contains information on the individual's background and his career before becoming involved in the civil rights struggle. It then focuses on those events that gained the subject prominence in the movement. Participation in mass protests and organizational campaigns is discussed and attitudes about the philosophical disputes that divided both proponents and opponents during the postwar years are summarized. The profiles deal only with people whose careers centered around the civil rights struggle. Men and women who may have had an important impact on the movement but whose careers were focused elsewhere are not included. Thus no presidents are profiled; nor are such senators as Hubert Humphrey or Robert Kennedy, although that has an important impact on the movement. Supreme Court justices, too, are missing because civil rights was only one of the many issues with which they had to contend. The introductory essay provides an overview of major trends in the civil rights movement since 1945, traces the roots of the struggle and places them movement in the context of the times. This volume also includes a chronology of important events and a detailed bibliography of works on the movement and its personalities." -- Preface
Gay press, gay power : the growth of LGBT community newspapers in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of the history of LGBT community newspapers and magazines in America. It provides a specific focus on weekly and biweekly newspapers, but also assesses the LGBT state of print media overall. The book starts with an in-depth look into the reasons a gay press started in the 1900s--as a response to either absent or anti-gay coverage by the mainstream media. It then explores the early gay media and journalists working in the gay press from the 1950s to the 1980s. The book includes chapters on some of the longer-lasting LGBT newspapers, such as the Washington Blade, Bay Area Reporter and Philadelphia Gay News. There is also an in-depth exploration of advertising and marketing in LGBT media, and a look at the future of queer media in America
Out of the closets : voices of gay liberation by Karla Jay( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijke ervaringen van lesbiennes en homo's in de strijd tegen onderdrukking
Out of the shadows : the Gay Emancipation Movement in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D'Emilio( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power at the polls : the gay/lesbian/bisexual vote by John D'Emilio( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting Intimate matters : primary sources for a history of sexuality in America by Thomas A Foster( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over time, sexuality in America has changed dramatically. Frequently redefined and often subject to different systems of regulation, it has been used as a means of control; it has been a way to understand ourselves and others, and it has been at the center of fierce political storms, including some of the most crucial changes in civil rights in the last decade. Edited by Thomas A. Foster, Documenting Intimate Matters features seventy-two documents that collectively highlight the broad diversity inherent in the history of American sexuality. Complementing the third edition of Intimate Matters, by John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman--often hailed as the definitive survey of sexual history in America--the multiple narratives presented by these documents reveal the complexity of this subject in US history. The historical moments captured in this volume will show that, contrary to popular misconception, the history of sexuality is not a simple story of increased freedoms and sexual liberation, but an ongoing struggle between change and continuity."--Publisher information
The social movements reader : cases and concepts by Jeff Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Social Movements Reader is an extensive collection of the key classic and contemporary readings on the origins, organization, dynamics, and effects of social movements. These essays analyze the specific resources, networks, structures, and environments of social movements, as well as the motivating psychology, political debates, emotions, and personal and collective identities behind them. The book includes several case studies of some of the most important social movements, including the civil rights, women's, and environmental movements." "Chapter introductions, brief biographers, and definitions of key concepts guide readers to a clear understanding of the essays. For anyone curious about social movements, this is an engaging and illuminating compilation."--Jacket
Chocolate to Rainbow City: the dialectics of black and gay community formation in postwar Washington, D.C., 1946-1978 by Kwame A Holmes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation historicizes popular assumptions which frame ⁰́black⁰́₊ and ⁰́₋gay⁰́₊ as exclusive urban identities and which brand black urban communities as embodiments of economic failure, disorderly heterosexuality and criminality and gay communities as embodiments of economic success, safety, urban renewal and whiteness. In order to denaturalize these assumptions my dissertation explores the material, political and discursive processes through which two adjacent Washington, D.C. geographies, Shaw and DuPont Circle, came to be understood as ⁰́₋black⁰́₊ and ⁰́₋gay⁰́₊ neighborhoods between the end of World War II and the 1978 mayoral election. The racial and sexual complexity of the populations who lived and traveled through DuPont Circle and Shaw in these years belie the ease with which Washingtonians map and inscribe homogenous racial and sexual identities onto them in the present day. I argue that the social movements formed by black and gay activists after World War II to combat both institutional structures of oppression and stigmatizing discourses that justified oppression became stages for redefinitions of the public meaning of ⁰́₋black⁰́₊ and ⁰́₋gay⁰́₊ in the urban context. As postwar logics of mass consumption and commodification came to dominate the way Americans understood the difference between citizens and non-citizens, black and gay movements used claims to particular neighborhoods to rebrand themselves as deserving participants in American life. However, severe economic stratification between the neighborhoods where ⁰́₋black⁰́₊ and ⁰́₋gay⁰́₊ identities were inscribed made activist coalition between black and gay movements impossible and contributed to popular notions that blackness and gayness operated on the urban landscape in oppositional ways. While there may have been an opportunity for black and gay movements to work together, the politicization of the urban landscape as well as the intensification of racial and economic stratification in the postwar era necessarily limited the kinds of narratives black and gay social movements could tell about who belonged within their political constituency or who was truly ⁰́₋black⁰́₊ or ⁰́₋gay.⁰́₊ This project then is less concerned with black and gay activism or agency around specific institutional oppressions. Instead, my dissertation interrogates the possibilities and limitations for stigmatized urban groups to rewrite public discourses that blamed them for the decline of the American city
The gay liberation movement by John D'Emilio( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate matters : a history of sexuality in America by John D'Emilio( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on the reproductive matrix, divided passions and towards a new sexual order
Lost prophet the life and times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John D'Emilio speaks on Bayard Rustin who was a gay African-American civil rights strategist, radical pacifist, and international human rights activist. Rustin planted Gandhian nonviolence on American soil, was a teacher and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and successfully planned and executed some of the most imaginative and influential citizen protests in the generation after World War II, including the historic 1963 March on Washington
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Lost prophet : the life and times of Bayard Rustin
Sexual politics, sexual communities : the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970My desire for history : essays in gay, community, and labor historyLost prophet : the life and times of Bayard RustinComing out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War TwoMaking trouble : essays on gay history, politics, and the universityThe world turned : essays on gay history, politics, and cultureCreating change : sexuality, public policy, and civil rightsThe social movements reader : cases and concepts
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John D’Emilio US-amerikanischer Historiker und Geschlechterforscher

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