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The pink and the black : homosexuals in France since 1968
Martel, Frederic
Adult Nonfiction HQ75.6.F8 M3713 1999

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Martel, a French diplomat who has held posts in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, has created a monumental work on modern gay and lesbian history in the French Republic. With remarkable depth and a cogent ability to interpret the bigger picture, the author ranges from the radical gay liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s through the initial denial and retrenchment of the gay community during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, and finally to the new homosexual visibility of the 1990s. The two threads that make up gay and lesbian history are woven together seamlessly, converging where issues and personalities allow while sometimes abruptly separating--for example, in the early and mid-1970s, when radical lesbian feminism sought its own distinct path. An exhaustive, thoroughly researched work with a surprising "you-are-there" readability that belies its daunting size and topic, this book is highly recommended for academic collections and larger public libraries.--Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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