A Little Gay History

A Little Gay History

Desire and Diversity Across the World

Book - 2013
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When was the first chat line between men established? Who was the first "lesbian"? Were ancient Greek men who had sex with each other necessarily "gay," and what did Shakespeare think about crossdressing?

A Little Gay History answers these questions and more through close readings of art objects from the British Museum's far-ranging collection. Consulting ancient Egyptian papyri, the Roman Warren Cup's erotic figures, David Hockney's vivid prints, and dozens of other artifacts, R. B. Parkinson draws attention to a diverse range of same-sex experiences and situates them within specific historical and cultural contexts. The first of its kind, A Little Gay History builds a complex and creative portrait of love's many guises.
Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780231166638
Branch Call Number: 306.76609 PA
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations, map ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Kate
Carocci, Max


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Nov 05, 2013

A far more accurate title would be, "A Little Highly Speculative Gay History." With lavish color illustration, the author embarks on a global journey through time discussing what might conceivably be (but may also conceivably not be) famous gay/lesbian/bisexual relationships. As the author confesses throughout the book, we really don't know for sure in most cases.


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