By Jennifer Terry
Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served as a marker of the "abnormal" opposed to which malleable, tenuous, and sometimes contradictory innovations of the "normal" have been outlined. one of many few histories to take into account homosexuality in either men and women, Terry's paintings additionally stands proud in its refusal to erase the supplier of individuals categorised as irregular. She records the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and reworked the main robust and authoritative sleek truths approximately intercourse. featuring this historical past as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an imperative contribution to the learn of yankee cultural history.
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An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society by Jennifer Terry