Between Worlds - a Queer Boy from the Valleys by Jeffrey Weeks

Between Worlds - a Queer Boy from the Valleys by Jeffrey Weeks


Jeffrey Weeks has been called 'the 'most significant British intellectual working on sexuality to emerge from the radical sexual movements of the 1970s'. Yet behind the titles and acclaim lies the story of a hugely fascinating, inspirational life - one both immersed in love and blighted by pain and loss. Growing up in a tight-knit mining community in the post-war Rhondda Valleys, Weeks knew from a young age that he was different. However, grappling with his burgeoning gayness amid this hotbed of sexual conservatism and traditional gender divisions,  led to little more than isolation and shame initially. Finding salvation in his studies, university brought with it a life-defining opportunity to thrive within the radical culture of late sixties and seventies London. He soon found himself at the forefront of the new gay liberation movement, and his work as its pioneering historian would spark a long career as a researcher and writer on sexuality, with widespread national and international recognition.


"A revelation, Jeffrey Weeks delivers a compelling portrait of the two communities which shaped him working-class Rhondda and queer London and of his personal journey out of the closet and into a life of liberation. Humorous, passionate, insightful and written with literary flair" -  Daryl Leeworthy, author of A Little Gay History of Wales


  • Details

    Imprint: Parthian

    Publication Date: 30/4/22

    ISBN: 9781914595097

    Type: Paperback

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