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D'Emilio, John

Works: 32 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 9,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 3,015 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 )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De geschiedenis van de homo/lesbische identiteit, subcultuur en vroege homobeweging in de Verenigde Staten in de periode 1940-1970
Lost prophet : the life and times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,222 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
My desire for history essays in gay, community, and labor history by Allan Bérubé( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (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), Berube 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 Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, includ
Making trouble : essays on gay history, politics, and the university by John D'Emilio( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 726 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 667 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
Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War Two by Allan Bérubé( )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. InComing Out Under Fire, Allan Beacute;rubeacute; examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontations-not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both
Creating change : sexuality, public policy, and civil rights ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 593 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 )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a new century : essays on queer history, politics, and community life by John D'Emilio( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gay press, gay power : the growth of LGBT community newspapers in America by Tracy Baim( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 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 )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 14 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( )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 6 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
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
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 ⁰́₋black⁰́₊ 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
Jonathan Katz papers by Jonathan Katz( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection contains correspondence, writings, research notes, personal miscellany, printed matter, audiotapes, motion picture films, and samples of Katz's textile designs on cloth and paper
Lost prophet the life and times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to King, an international apostle of peace, and the organizer of the famous 1963 March on Washington, he brought Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence to America and helped launch the civil rights movement. Nonetheless, Rustin has been largely erased by history, in part because he was an African American homosexual. [In this book, the author] tells the full ... story of Rustin's intertwined lives: his pioneering and public person and his oblique and stigmatized private self. It was in the tumultuous 1930s that Bayard Rustin came of age, getting his first lessons in politics through the Communist Party and the unrest of the Great Depression. A Quaker and a radical pacifist, he went to prison for refusing to serve in World War II, only to suffer a sexual scandal ... Freed from prison after the war, Rustin threw himself into the early campaigns of the civil rights and anti-nuclear movements until an arrest for sodomy nearly destroyed his career. Many close colleagues and friends abandoned him. For years after, Rustin assumed a less public role even though his influence was everywhere. Rustin mentored a young and inexperienced Martin Luther King in the use of nonviolence. He planned strategy for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference until Congressman Adam Clayton Powell threatened to spread a rumor that King and Rustin were lovers. Not until Rustin's crowning achievement as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington would he finally emerge from the shadows that homophobia cast over his career. Rustin remained until his death in 1987 committed to the causes of world peace, racial equality, and economic justice.-Dust jacket
Sexual politics, sexual communities by John D'Emilio( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduction by John D'Emilio( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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