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 ideas 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 company of individuals categorised as irregular. She records the myriad ways in which gays, lesbians, and different sexual minorities have coauthored, resisted, and remodeled the main strong and authoritative sleek truths approximately intercourse. presenting this background as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an essential contribution to the research of yankee cultural history.
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An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society by Jennifer Terry