This review essay places several recent works on homosexuality and the Left within a broader history of scholarly engagement with queer radicalism. Books by Daniel Hurewitz, Terence Kissack, Gary Holcomb, and Kevin Floyd together represent a grappling with defining queer leftist studies. Their works build on the contributions of several generations of scholarship and envision avenues for mapping future studies of radical queer communities, culture, and politics in the United States.
1 January 2012
Book Review| January 01 2012
Coming to Terms: Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture
Bohemian Los Angeles and the Making of Modern PoliticsHurewitz, Daniel
Berkeley and Los Angeles:
University of California Press,
Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895 – 1917Kissack, Terence
Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem RenaissanceHolcomb, Gary
University Press of Florida,
The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer MarxismFloyd, Kevin
University of Minnesota Press,
GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 179–195.
Aaron Lecklider; Coming to Terms: Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture. GLQ 1 January 2012; 18 (1): 179–195. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-1422197
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