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Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities

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"From the destruction of Sodom to the selling of Gay Street and from Tales of the City to The L Word, urban life and homosexuality have been made inseparable in Western culture. In this book, Julie Abraham investigates the evolution of this symbiotic relationship over the past two centuries, tracing how homosexuals have simultaneously become model citizens of the modern ci ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published January 30th 2009 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Marjanne
Apr 24, 2009 Marjanne rated it did not like it
I was only able to get through the first 50 pages of this book. I am not sure if it was because of the subject matter, because it is very academic and I just wasn't in the right place, the nature of the writing, etc. Whatever it was, this book just did not hold my attention. I am also not big on going back through history and reading everything through a particular focus. Yes, that is how new theories and ideas are discovered and formed, but at times I think it can be misleading and 'find' thing ...more
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Interesting if a bit academically-oriented (translation--footnote dense and a bit dry.) Loved some of the photos.
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Julie Abraham is a Professor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Sarah Lawrence College.
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