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Communities and Place: A Thematic Approach to the Histories of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

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Communities and Place

A Thematic Approach to the Histories of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

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376 pages, 17 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-708-8 25% OFF! $140.00/£100.00 $105.00/£75.00 Hb Not Yet Published (May 2020)

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“This is an exciting book that takes U.S. LGBTQ public history to the next level. Through careful historical research, the authors reveal how diverse spaces—urban gay neighborhoods, beaches, rural communes, legal jurisdictions, and more—have fostered or constrained an equally diverse population of LGBTQ Americans in the past and present.” • Scott De Orio, Northwestern University

Description

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have established gathering spaces to find acceptance, form social networks, and unify to resist oppression. Framing the emergence of queer enclaves in reference to place, this volume explores the physical and symbolic spaces of LGBTQ Americans. Authors provide an overview of the concept of “place” and its role in informing identity formation and community building. The book also includes interactive project prompts, providing opportunities to practically apply topics and theories discussed in the chapters.

Katherine Crawford-Lackey is a PhD candidate in public history at Middle Tennessee State University. She currently serves as a contractor with the National Park Service. Her research focuses on public commemoration and place-based history.

Megan E. Springate works in the National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education. She currently serves as the National Coordinator for the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration for the NPS. An historical archaeologist by training, she received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Subject: Archaeology General Cultural Studies
Area: North America



Contents

List of Illustrations

Prologue
Katherine Crawford-Lackey

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Making Community: The Places and Spaces of LGBTQ Collective Identity Formation
Christina B. Hanhardt

Chapter 2. The Geographies of LGBTQ Lives: In and Beyond Cities, Neighborhoods, and Bars
Jen Jack Gieseking

Chapter 3. LGBTQ Art and Artists
Tara Burk

Chapter 4. Historical Landmarks and Landscapes of LGBTQ Law
Marc Stein

Chapter 5. LGBTQ Experiences and Health
Katie Batza

Chapter 6. Locating Miami’s Queer History
Julio Capó, Jr.

Chapter 7. Queerest Little City in the World: LGBTQ Reno
John Jeffrey Auer IV

Chapter 8. Chicago: Queer Histories at the Crossroads of America
Jessica Herczeg-Konecny

Chapter 9. Activities
Katherine Crawford-Lackey
    Discover Historic Places in the Community
    Explore a Place
Record Oral Narratives  
Campus Community Pop-Up
Creating and Preserving Community Places in the Digital Age
Complicating Progress Narratives
Researching Legislation
Host a Historic Preservation Workshop

Bibliography

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