By Jennifer Terry
Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served as a marker of the "abnormal" opposed to which malleable, tenuous, and infrequently contradictory strategies 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 sticks out in its refusal to erase the organization of individuals categorized as irregular. She files the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and reworked the main robust and authoritative smooth truths approximately intercourse. providing this background as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an quintessential 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