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Published: 30 November 2011

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719086397

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Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain

How the personal got political

Lucy Robinson

Published by Manchester University Press

Critical Labour Movement Studies MUP

  • Available in paperback for the first time
  • Demonstrates how the personal got political in post-war Britain
  • Argues that attention to gay activism helps us to fundamentally rethink the nature of post-war politics
  • Looks at a wide range of areas - the organised left, counter culture, the liberation movements, punk, anti-racism, the opposition to the 1984 miners' strike and AIDS activism - through the media of individual experiences, state reactions, protest music and literature
  • Shows how gay men and gay politics have been central to change in the post-war world