top of page
Gay Berlin by Robert Beachy

Gay Berlin by Robert Beachy

£14.99Price

In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts—the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries—exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition.

 

In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.

 

----

 

Winner of the 2015 Randy Shilts Award

“Excellent and richly documented. . . . Beachy’s work must [be] considered in the larger context of a shift in cultural studies. . . . Fascinating.” —V.R. Berghahn, The New York Times Book Review

“Beachy enlarges our understanding of how the international gay-rights movement eventually prospered, despite the setbacks that it experienced not only in Nazi Germany but also in mid-century America.” —The New Yorker

“A very good, serious, detailed, scholarly work of history by an excellent researcher who has clearly done his homework—and then some.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“A superb work of historical reclamation–by far the best account we have of the formative years of homosexual identity and emancipation, it is brilliantly researched and beautifully written.” —Martin Duberman

  • Details

    Imprint: Vintage

    Publication Date: 13 October 2015

    ISBN: 9780307473134

    Pages: 352

    Type: Paperback

Notice to European Customers

All European Customers: You may be required to pay a local import tax on or before delivery for parcels entering the EU. Please check your local import rules for purchases from the UK.

 

Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

bottom of page