Locating Queer Histories: Places and Traces across the UK (Hardcover)

Locating Queer Histories: Places and Traces across the UK By Matt Cook (Editor), Alison Oram (Editor), Justin Bengry (Editor) Cover Image
By Matt Cook (Editor), Alison Oram (Editor), Justin Bengry (Editor)
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Ranging from the mid-19th century to the present, and from Edinburgh to Plymouth, this powerful collection explores the significance of locality in queer space and experiences in modern British history.
The chapters cover a broad range of themes from migration, movement and multiculturalism; the distinctive queer social and political scenes of different cities; and the ways in which places have been reimagined through locally led community history projects. The book challenges traditional LGBTQ histories which have tended to conceive of queer experience in the UK as a comprising a homogeneous, national narrative.
Edited by leading historians, the book foregrounds the voices of LGBTQ-identified people by looking at a range of letters, diaries, TV interviews and oral testimonies. It provides a unique and fascinating account of queer experiences in Britain and how they have been shaped through different localities.

About the Author

Matt Cook is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the author of Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in 20th-Century London (2014) and London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 (2003). Alison Oram is Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She is the author of Her Husband Was a Woman!: Women's Gender Crossing and Modern British Culture (2007) and the Lesbian History Sourcebook (2001). Justin Bengry is Lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His forthcoming monograph is entitled The Pink Pound: Capitalism and Homosexuality in 20th-Century Britain.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350143722
ISBN-10: 1350143723
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2022
Pages: 200
Language: English