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Published: 25 February 2021

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198868965

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The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation

Male Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany

Craig Griffiths

Studies in German History

  • Looks past the mythology of gay pride to arrive at a more complex understanding of this key period in queer history
  • Shows that sexual conservatism remained influential, even after the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969
  • Explores the diversity of ways of thinking, feeling, and talking about homosexuality in the 1970s