Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America Henry L Minton

ISBN: 9781306130165

Published: January 1st 2014

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100 pages


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Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America  by  Henry L Minton

Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America by Henry L Minton
January 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 100 pages | ISBN: 9781306130165 | 6.13 Mb

The struggle to remove the stigma of sickness surrounding same-sex love has a long history. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic classification of mental illness, but the groundwork for this pivotalMoreThe struggle to remove the stigma of sickness surrounding same-sex love has a long history.

In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic classification of mental illness, but the groundwork for this pivotal decision was laid decades earlier. In this new study, Henry L. Minton looks back at the struggle of the American gay and lesbian activists who chose scientific research as a path for advancing homosexual rights. He traces the history of gay and lesbian emancipatory research from its early beginnings in the late nineteenth century to its role in challenging the illness model in the 1970s.

By examining archival sources and unpublished manuscripts, Minton reveals the substantial accomplishments made by key researchers and relates their life stories. He also considers the contributions of mainstream sexologists such as Alfred C. Kinsey and Evelyn Hooker, who supported the cause of homosexual rights through the advancement of scientific knowledge. By uncovering this hidden chapter in the story of gay liberation, Departing from Deviance makes an important contribution to both the history of science and the history of sexuality.



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