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Author Ghaziani, Amin, author.

Title There goes the gayborhood? / Amin Ghaziani.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  306.766 GHAZIANI    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.766 G411T    Check Shelf
Description 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Princeton studies in cultural sociology
Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Summary "Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are "gayborhoods" destined to disappear? Amin Ghaziani provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future.Drawing on a wealth of evidence--including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, and more than one hundred original interviews with residents in Chicago, one of the most paradigmatic cities in America--There Goes the Gayborhood? argues that political gains and societal acceptance are allowing gays and lesbians to imagine expansive possibilities for a life beyond the gayborhood. The dawn of a new post-gay era is altering the character and composition of existing enclaves across the country, but the spirit of integration can coexist alongside the celebration of differences in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. More diverse options for how to structure gay and lesbian lives mean not the death of gayborhoods but rather their unexpected growth.Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places. Gayborhoods have nurtured sexual minorities throughout the twentieth century and, despite the unstoppable forces of flux, will remain resonant and revelatory features of urban life"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-355) and index.
Contents Part 1: Gayborhoods are changing. Beyond the gayborhood ; The happiest ending ; Triggers -- Part 2: But are they disappearing?. Cultural archipelagos ; Resonance ; Reinvention -- Conclusions.
Subject Gay community -- United States -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
Gay community. (OCoLC)fst01432142
Homosexueller. (DE-588)4025801-4
Stadtteil. (DE-588)4077814-9
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States. (DE-588)4078704-7
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780691158792 (hardback)
0691158797 (hardback)
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