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 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 corporation of individuals labeled as irregular. She records 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. featuring this historical past as a "useable past," An American Obsession is an essential contribution to the research of yank cultural history.
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An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society by Jennifer Terry