The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America,1960 and After Lucas Hilderbrand

The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America,1960 and After

Author: Lucas Hilderbrand
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Book Title
The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America,1960 and After
Author
Lucas Hilderbrand
ISBN
9781478024958
Gay bars have operated as the most visible institutions of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States for the better part of a century, from before gay liberation until after their assumed obsolescence. In The Bars Are Ours Lucas Hilderbrand offers a panoramic history of gay bars, showing how they served as the medium for queer communities, politics, and cultures. Hilderbrand cruises from leather in Chicago and drag in Kansas City to activism against gentrification in Boston and racial discrimination in Atlanta; from New York City's bathhouses, sex clubs, and discos and Houston's legendary bar Mary's to the alternative scenes that reimagined queer nightlife in San Francisco and Latinx venues in Los Angeles. The Bars Are Ours explores these local sites (with additional stops in Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Orlando as well as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas) to demonstrate the intoxicating---even world-making---roles that bars have played in queer public life across the country.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Lucas HilderbrandPublisher: Duke University PressPublished: 11/21/2023ISBN: 9781478024958Pages: 464Weight: 0.98lbsReview Citations: Booklist 09/08/2023Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 137
Gay bars have operated as the most visible institutions of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States for the better part of a century, from before gay liberation until after their assumed obsolescence. In The Bars Are Ours Lucas Hilderbrand offers a panoramic history of gay bars, showing how they served as the medium for queer communities, politics, and cultures. Hilderbrand cruises from leather in Chicago and drag in Kansas City to activism against gentrification in Boston and racial discrimination in Atlanta; from New York City's bathhouses, sex clubs, and discos and Houston's legendary bar Mary's to the alternative scenes that reimagined queer nightlife in San Francisco and Latinx venues in Los Angeles. The Bars Are Ours explores these local sites (with additional stops in Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Orlando as well as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas) to demonstrate the intoxicating---even world-making---roles that bars have played in queer public life across the country.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lucas Hilderbrand
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: 11/21/2023
ISBN: 9781478024958
Pages: 464
Weight: 0.98lbs

Review Citations: Booklist 09/08/2023
Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 137
Gay bars have operated as the most visible institutions of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States for the better part of a century, from before gay liberation until after their assumed obsolescence. In The Bars Are Ours Lucas Hilderbrand offers a panoramic history of gay bars, showing how they served as the medium for queer communities, politics, and cultures. Hilderbrand cruises from leather in Chicago and drag in Kansas City to activism against gentrification in Boston and racial discrimination in Atlanta; from New York City's bathhouses, sex clubs, and discos and Houston's legendary bar Mary's to the alternative scenes that reimagined queer nightlife in San Francisco and Latinx venues in Los Angeles. The Bars Are Ours explores these local sites (with additional stops in Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Orlando as well as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas) to demonstrate the intoxicating---even world-making---roles that bars have played in queer public life across the country.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lucas Hilderbrand
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: 11/21/2023
ISBN: 9781478024958
Pages: 464
Weight: 0.98lbs

Review Citations: Booklist 09/08/2023
Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 137