[Reading] ➸ Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement Author David K. Johnson – Heartforum.co.uk In , a new type of publication appeared on newsstands the physique magazine produced by and for gay men For many men growing up in the s and s, these magazines and their images and illustrations of ne In , a new type of publication appeared How Physique Epub Ý on newsstands the physique magazine produced by and for gay men For many men growing up in the s and s, these magazines and their images and illustrations of nearly naked men, as well as articles, letters from readers, and advertisements, served as an initiation into gay culture The publishers behind them were part of a wider world of physique entrepreneurs men as well as women who ran photography studios, mail order catalogs, pen pal services, book clubs, and niche advertising for gay audiences Such businesses have often been seen as peripheral to the gay political movement In this book, David K Johnson shows how gay commerce was not a byproduct but rather an important catalyst for the gay rights movementOffering a vivid look into the lives of physique entrepreneurs and their customers, and presenting a wealth of illustrations, Buying Gay explores the connections and tensions between the market and the movement With circulation rates many times higher than the openly political homophile magazines, physique magazines were the largest gay media outlets of their time This network of producers and consumers helped foster a gay Gay: How Physique ePUB ¹ community and upend censorship laws, paving the way for open expression Physique entrepreneurs were at the center of legal struggles, especially against the US Post Office, including the court victory that allowed full frontal male nudity and open homoeroticism Buying Gay reconceives the history of the gay rights movement and shows how consumer culture helped create community and a site for resistance.
For the Philosophy writer, see David Kyle JohnsonDavid How Physique Epub Ý K Johnson is an award winning historian and author His first book, The Lavender Scare was made into a documentary film that garnered best documentary awards at over a dozen film festival His book, Buying Gay How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement , chronicles the rise of a gay commercial network in the s and s Featured in a starred review in Publishers Weekly, it was released in February by Columbia University Press as part of its series on the History of US CapitalismDavid earned a BAom Georgetown University and a PhDom Northwestern University, both in history He has enjoyed fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Social Science Research Council As an associate professor in the History Department at the University of South Florida, he teaches courses on the post US and the history of gender and sexuality.
- 328 pages
- Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement
- David K. Johnson
- 14 March 2019 David K. Johnson