By Jennifer Terry
Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served as a marker of the "abnormal" opposed to which malleable, tenuous, and infrequently contradictory recommendations 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 corporation of individuals categorized as irregular. She files the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and remodeled the main robust and authoritative glossy truths approximately intercourse. offering this background as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an essential contribution to the examine of yank cultural history.
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