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Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History
by Heather Love
Harvard University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-674-03239-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-73640-5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Feeling Backward weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-themed media brings clear benefits, gay assimilation entails other losses--losses that have been hard to identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame of the closet.

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