Pres 5 - WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Intro to LGBT...

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Unformatted text preview: WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Intro to LGBT Studies February 1: The Pre-Stonewall Era Yvonne Ivory, Ph.D. The 20 th Century (pre-1960s) 1900-1969: Deviants and Doctors The triumph of the medical model (64): Freud Ellis, Hirschfeld widely read Medical model embraced by many who experienced non-heterosexual desires (Radclyffe Halls The Well of Loneliness : internalized homophobia?) (Meem 67, 70) Flip side: the pseudo-science of degeneration / degeneracy Opposite of progressive evolution or even natural variation: decay, backsliding The Gay is Sick Shrinks: domineering mothers, passive fathers, etc. etc. Use Freud, but ignore his final word on the matter Physical & surgical interventions (cures); institutionalization; moral insanity The 20 th Century (pre-1960s) 1900-1969: Urban enclaves Berlin, 1900-1920s The Eldorado; Else Lasker-Schuler; Gay cabaret (Rosa Valetti); US/British ex-pats (Isherwood, Sackville-West) Paris, 1920s Natalie Barney ; Gertrude Stein & Alice B Toklas ; Colette; Renee Vivien; Romaine Brooks...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WGST 309 taught by Professor Ivory during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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Pres 5 - WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Intro to LGBT...

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