QUEER IDENTITIES AND POLITICS IN GERMANY
Clayton J. Whisnant
Paperback, $40.00 ISBN: 9781939594099
Hardcover, $95.00 ISBN: 9781939594082
E-book, $19.99 ISBN: 9781939594105
Clayton J. Whisnant recounts the emergence of various queer identities in Germany from 1880 to 1945 and the political strategies pursued by early homosexual activists. Drawing on recent English and German-language scholarship, he enriches the debate over whether science contributed to social progress or persecution during this period, and he offers new information on the Nazis’ preoccupation with homosexuality. The book’s epilogue locates remnants of the pre-1945 era in Germany today.