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Laud Humphreys

Laud Humphreys

Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology

  • Author: John F. Galliher,Wayne Brekhus,David P. Keys
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299203139
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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Laud Humphreys (1930–1988) was a pioneering and fearless sociologist, an Episcopal priest, and a civil rights, gay, and antiwar activist. In graduate school during the late 1960s, he conducted extensive fieldwork in public restrooms in a St. Louis city park to discover patterns of impersonal sex among men. He published the results in Tearoom Trade. Three decades later the book still triggers many debates about the ethics of his research methods. In 1974, he was the first sociologist to come out as gay. Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology examines the groundbreaking work through the life of a complex man and the life of the man through his controversial work. It is an invaluable contribution to sociology and a fascinating record of a courageous life.

Laud Humphreys

Laud Humphreys

Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology

  • Author: John F. Galliher,Wayne Brekhus,David P. Keys
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5844
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Laud Humphreys (1930–1988) was a pioneering and fearless sociologist, an Episcopal priest, and a civil rights, gay, and antiwar activist. In graduate school during the late 1960s, he conducted extensive fieldwork in public restrooms in a St. Louis city park to discover patterns of impersonal sex among men. He published the results in Tearoom Trade. Three decades later the book still triggers many debates about the ethics of his research methods. In 1974, he was the first sociologist to come out as gay. Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology examines the groundbreaking work through the life of a complex man and the life of the man through his controversial work. It is an invaluable contribution to sociology and a fascinating record of a courageous life.

Laud Humphreys

Laud Humphreys

Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology

  • Author: John F. Galliher,Wayne Brekhus,David P. Keys
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299203146
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2201
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Laud Humphreys (1930–1988) was a pioneering and fearless sociologist, an Episcopal priest, and a civil rights, gay, and antiwar activist. In graduate school during the late 1960s, he conducted extensive fieldwork in public restrooms in a St. Louis city park to discover patterns of impersonal sex among men. He published the results in Tearoom Trade. Three decades later the book still triggers many debates about the ethics of his research methods. In 1974, he was the first sociologist to come out as gay. Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology examines the groundbreaking work through the life of a complex man and the life of the man through his controversial work. It is an invaluable contribution to sociology and a fascinating record of a courageous life.

Tearoom Trade

Tearoom Trade

Impersonal Sex in Public Places

  • Author: Laud Humphreys
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351486845
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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From the time of its first publication, 'Tearoom Trade' engendered controversy. It was also accorded an unusual amount of praise for a first book on a marginal, intentionally self-effacing population by a previously unknown sociologist. The book was quickly recognized as an important, imaginative, and useful contribution to our understanding of "deviant" sexual activity. Describing impersonal, anonymous sexual encounters in public restrooms—"tearooms" in the argot—the book explored the behavior of men whose closet homosexuality was kept from their families and neighbors. By posing as an initiate, the author was able to engage in systematic observation of homosexual acts in public settings, and later to develop a more complete picture of those involved by interviewing them in their homes, again without revealing their unwitting participation in his study. This enlarged edition of 'Tearoom Trade' includes the original text, together with a retrospect, written by Nicholas von Hoffman, Irving Louis Horowitz, Lee Rainwater, Donald P. Warwick, and Myron Glazer. The material added includes a perspective on the social scientist at work and the ethical problems to which that work may give rise, along with debate by the book's initial critics and proponents. Humphreys added a postscript and his views on the opinion expressed in the retrospect.

Peacocks, Chameleons, Centaurs

Peacocks, Chameleons, Centaurs

Gay Suburbia and the Grammar of Social Identity

  • Author: Wayne Brekhus
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226072913
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 262
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What does it mean to be a gay man living in the suburbs? Do you identify primarily as gay, or suburban, or some combination of the two? For that matter, how does anyone decide what his or her identity is? In this first-ever ethnography of American gay suburbanites, Wayne H. Brekhus demonstrates that who one is depends at least in part on where and when one is. For many urban gay men, being homosexual is key to their identity because they live, work, and socialize in almost exclusively gay circles. Brekhus calls such men "lifestylers" or peacocks. Chameleons or "commuters," on the other hand, live and work in conventional suburban settings, but lead intense gay social and sexual lives outside the suburbs. Centaurs, meanwhile, or "integrators," mix typical suburban jobs and homes with low-key gay social and sexual activities. In other words, lifestylers see homosexuality as something you are, commuters as something you do, and integrators as part of yourself. Ultimately, Brekhus shows that lifestyling, commuting, and integrating embody competing identity strategies that occur not only among gay men but across a broad range of social categories. What results, then, is an innovative work that will interest sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and students of gay culture.

America Without the Death Penalty

America Without the Death Penalty

States Leading the Way

  • Author: John F. Galliher,Larry W. Koch,David Patrick Keys,Teresa J. Guess
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555536398
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 296
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In 2000, Governor George Ryan of Illinois, a Republican and a supporter of the death penalty, declared a moratorium on executions in his state. In 2003 he commuted the death sentences of all Illinois prisoners on death row. Ryan contended that the application of the death penalty in Illinois had been arbitrary and unfair, and he ignited a new round of debate over the appropriateness of execution. Nationwide surveys indicate that the number of Americans who favor the death penalty is declining. As the struggle over capital punishment rages on, twelve states and the District of Columbia have taken bold measures to eliminate the practice. This landmark study is the first to examine the history and motivations of those jurisdictions that abolished capital punishment and have resisted the move to reinstate death penalty statutes.

Out of the Closets

Out of the Closets

The Sociology of Homosexual Liberation

  • Author: Laud Humphreys
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

  • Author: Stanley Cohen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136807047
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Victory

Victory

The Triumphant Gay Revolution

  • Author: Linda Hirshman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062202251
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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In the vein of Taylor Branch’s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever. When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle. Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family. Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. “Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.”—New York Times Book Review

Deviance and Medicalization

Deviance and Medicalization

From Badness to Sickness

  • Author: Peter Conrad,Joseph W. Schneider
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781439903490
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued.

Looking West?

Looking West?

Cultural Globalization and Russian Youth Cultures

  • Author: Hilary Pilkington
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271021861
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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Russian youth culture has been a subject of great interest to researchers since 1991, but most studies to date have failed to consider the global context. Looking West? engages theories of cultural globalization to chart how post-Soviet Russia&’s opening up to the West has been reflected in the cultural practices of its young people. Visitors to Russia&’s cities often interpret the presence of designer clothes shops, Internet caf&és, and a vibrant club scene as evidence of the &"Westernization&" of Russian youth. As Looking West? shows, however, the younger generation has adopted a &"pick and mix&" strategy with regard to Western cultural commodities that reflects a receptiveness to the global alongside a precious guarding of the local. The authors show us how young people perceive Russia to be positioned in current global flows of cultural exchange, what their sense of Russia&’s place in the new global order is, and how they manage to &"live with the West&" on a daily basis. Looking West? represents an important landmark in Russian-Western collaborative research. Hilary Pilkington and Elena Omel&’chenko have been at the heart of an eight-year collaboration between the University of Birmingham (U.K.) and Ul&’ianovsk State University (Russia). This book was written by Pilkington and Omel&’chenko with the team of researchers on the project&—Moya Flynn, Ul&’iana Bliudina, and Elena Starkova.

From Here to University

From Here to University

Access, Mobility, and Resilience Among Urban Latino Youth

  • Author: Alexander Jun
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415932363
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 157
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According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

The Social Life of Coffee

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse

  • Author: Brian Cowan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300133502
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.

Mexico’s Mandarins

Mexico’s Mandarins

Crafting a Power Elite for the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Roderic Camp
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520936388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 319
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This groundbreaking study marks the culmination of over twenty years of research by one of this country's most prominent Mexico scholars. Roderic Ai Camp provides a detailed, comprehensive examination of Mexico's power elite—their political power, societal influence, and the crucial yet often overlooked role mentoring plays in their rise to the top. In the course of this book, he traces the careers of approximately four hundred of the country's most notable politicians, military officers, clergy, intellectuals, and capitalists. Thoroughly researched and drawn from in-depth interviews with some of Mexico's most powerful players, Mexico's Mandarins provides insight into the machinations of Mexican leadership and an important glimpse into the country's future as it steps onto the global stage.

The Cultic Milieu

The Cultic Milieu

Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization

  • Author: Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Heléne Lööw
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 075911658X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 360
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In 1972—a period of social upheaval much like today—sociologist Colin Campbell posited a 'cultic milieu': An underground region where true seekers test hidden, forgotten, and forbidden knowledge. Ideas and allegiances within the milieu change as individuals move between loosely organized groups, but the larger milieu persists in opposition to the dominant culture. Jeffrey Kaplan and Helene Loow find Campbell's theory especially useful in coming to grips with the varied oppositional groups of today.

Free Comrades

Free Comrades

Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917

  • Author: Terence S. Kissack
  • Publisher: A K PressDistribution
  • ISBN: 9781904859116
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 229
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Fully indexed work on anarchism as it intersected with sexual politics at a time when homosexuality was considered to be 'gross indecency' and when Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years in a spectacular show trial. Emma Goldman, among other anarchists, was a staunch defender of the right to sexual freedom, speaking and writing on what they saw as an oppressive misuse of state power. Includes writings from the earliest days of sexual politics through to the transforming events of Stonewall.

Sociology: The Basics

Sociology: The Basics

  • Author: Ken Plummer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317403630
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines: The scope, history and purpose of sociology. Ways of understanding society and ‘the social’. The state of the world we live in today. Suffering and social inequalities. Key tools for researching and thinking about society. The impact of the digital world and new technologies. The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.

Culture and Cognition

Culture and Cognition

Patterns in the Social Construction of Reality

  • Author: Wayne H. Brekhus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745698220
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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How does culture shape our thinking? In what ways do our social and cultural worlds enter into our mental worlds? How do the communities we belong to influence what we notice and what we ignore? What cultural variation do we see in cognition? What general patterns do we see across this diversity and variation? In this lively and engaging book, Wayne H. Brekhus shows us the many ways that culture influences our cognitive thought processes. Drawing on a wide range of fascinating examples, such as how members of different subcultures perceive danger and safety, how cultures variably classify and perceptually weight race, how social actors use and present identity as a strategic resource, and how people across different organizational settings experience time, Brekhus takes us on a creative, diverse, and insightful tour of the sociocultural character of cognition. Culture and Cognition: Patterns in the Social Construction of Reality offers an invaluable survey of a wide-ranging body of research in the sociology of culture and cognition that will be an inviting resource for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and established research scholars alike.

Lockdown America

Lockdown America

Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

  • Author: Christian Parenti
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859843031
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 290
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A documented look at the criminal justice system in America, "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" gives a detailed, critical account of the realities of the prison system.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

  • Author: Peter Linebaugh
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520260007
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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History.