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Pride of Place Reading List

LGBTQ histories and experiences

Batten, R, Rid England of This Plague (London 2006)

Bennett, JM, ‘“Lesbian-like” and the Social History of Lesbianisms,’ Journal of the History of Sexuality 9:1 (2000), 1–24

Bennett, JM, ‘Remembering Elizabeth Etchingham and Agnes Oxenbridge,’ in The Lesbian Premodern, ed. Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer and Diane Watt, 131-143 (Basingstoke 2011)

Buckle, S, The Way Out: A History of Homosexuality in Modern Britain (London 2015)

Cant, B and Hemmings, S (eds), Radical Records: thirty years of Lesbian and gay history, 1957-1987 (London 1988)

Bray, A, Homosexuality in Renaissance England (London 1982)

Clark, A, ‘Twilight Moments’, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 14:1-2 (2005), 139–60

Cocks, H, Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the Nineteenth Century (London 2003)

Cook, M, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 (Cambridge 2003)

Cook, M, with Mills, R; Trumbach, R; and Cocks, H.G, A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages (Oxford 2007)

David, H, On Queer Street: A Social History of British Homosexuality, 1895-1995 (London 1997)

Donoghue, E, Passions between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668–1801 (London 1993)

Gardiner, J, From The Closet to the Screen: Women at the Gateways Club, 1945- 1985 (London 2003

Hall Carpenter Archives, Walking after Midnight: Gay Men’s Life Stories (London 1989)

Hall, L, Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain Since 1880 (Basingstoke 2000)

Hallett, N, Lesbian Lives: Identity and Auto/Biography in the Twentieth Century (London 1999)

Hornsey, R, The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London (Minneapolis 2010)

Houlbrook, M, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957 (Chicago 2005)

Jeffery-Poulter, S, Peers, Queers and Commons: the struggle for gay law reform from 1950 to the present (London 1991)

Jennings, R, A Lesbian History of Britain (Oxford 2008)

Jennings, R, Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A lesbian history of post-war Britain 1945-71 (Manchester 2007)

Jivani, A, It’s Not Unusual: A History of Lesbian and Gay Britain in the Twentieth Century (London 1997)

Lesbian History Group, ed.  Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History, 1840–1985 (London 1984)

Marcus, S, Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton 2007)

Norman, J, No Make-Up: Straight tales from a queer life (London 2006)

Norton, R, Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700–1830 (London 1992)

Norton, R (ed), Homosexuality in 19th-Century England: A Sourcebook [accessed 9 August 2016]

Norton, R, Gay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton [accessed 9 August 2016]

Oram, A, ‘Her Husband Was a Woman!’: Women’s Gender Crossing and Twentieth Century British Popular Culture (London 2007)

Oram, A and Turnbull, A, The Lesbian History Sourcebook: Love and Sex between Women in Britain from 1780 to 1970 (London 2001)

Power, L, No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles: An Oral History of the Gay Liberation Front, 1970-1973 (London 1995)

Robinson, L, Gay Men and the Left in Post-War Britain: How the Personal Got Political (Manchester 2007)

Romain, G and Bressey, C, Drawing over the Colour Line: Geographies of art and cosmopolitan politics in London 1919-1939 project. Equiano Centre project. [accessed 9 August 2016]

Smith, H, Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957 (Basingstoke 2015)

Stryker, S and Whittle, S (eds) The Transgender Studies Reader (New York 2006)

Traub, V, The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Cambridge 2002)

Vicinus, M, Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 (Chicago 2004)

Walkowitz, J, Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London (New Haven 2012)

Weeks, J, Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (London 1977)

Weeks, J and Porter, K, eds, Between the Acts: lives of homosexual men 1885-1967 (London 1998)

Cities, architecture and the built environment

Andersson, J, ‘East End Localism and Urban Decay: Shoreditch’s Re-emerging Gay Scene’, London Journal, 34:1 (2009), 55–71

Andersson, J, ‘Vauxhall’s Post-Industrial Pleasure Gardens: “Death Wish” and Hedonism in 21st Century London’, Urban Studies, 48:1 (2011), 85–100

Betsky, A, Queer Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire (New York 1997)

Binnie, J, ‘Quartering Sexualities: Gay Villages and Sexual Citizenship.’ In City of Quarters: Urban Villages in the Contemporary City, ed. David Bell and Mark Jayne, 163-172 (Aldershot 2004)

Binnie, J and Skeggs, B, ‘Cosmopolitan Knowledge and the Production and Consumption of Sexualized Space: Manchester’s Gay Village’, The Sociological Review, 52:1 (2004) 39–61

Bouthillette, AM, ‘Gentrification by Gay Male Communities: A Case Study of Toronto’s Cabbagetown’, in The Margins of the City: Gay Men’s Urban Lives, ed Stephen Whittle, 65–84 (Ashgate, 1994)

Carrington, C, No Place Like Home: Relationships and Family Life Among Lesbians and Gay Men (Chicago 1999)

Chauncey, G, ‘Privacy Could Only Be Had in Public: Gay Uses of the Streets’, in Stud: Architectures of Masculinity, ed. Joel Sanders, 224-67 (Princeton 1996)

Cook, M, Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth Century London (London 2013)

Dines, M, Gay Suburban Narratives in American and British Culture: Homecoming Queens (Basingstoke 2010)

Elwood, S, ‘Lesbian Living Spaces: Multiple Meanings of Home.’ In From Nowhere to Everywhere: Lesbian Geographies, ed. Gill Valentine, 11–27 (New York 2000)

Gorman-Murray, A. ‘Queering Home or Domesticating Deviance?’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9:2 (2006), 227 –247

Hatt, M, ‘Space, Surface, Self: Homosexuality and the Aesthetic Interior’, Visual Culture in Britain 8:1 (2007), 105–128

Hodge, S. ‘No Fags Out There: Gay Men, Identity and Suburbia’, Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 1:1 (1995), 41–48

Houlbrook, M, ‘The Private World of Public Urinals: London 1918–1957’, London Journal 25, 1 (2000), 52–70

Houlbrook, M, ‘For Whose Convenience? Gay Guides, Cognitive Maps and the Construction of Homosexual London 1917–1967’, in Identities in Space: Contested Terrains in the Western City Since 1850, ed. Simon Gunn and Robert Morris, 165–189 (Aldershot 2001)

Mort, F, ‘Mapping Sexual London: the Wolfenden Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution’, New Formations: Sexual Geographies, 37 (1999), 92-113

O'Neill, A, London - After a Fashion (London 2007)

Oram, A, ‘Going on an Outing: The Historic House and Queer Public History’, Rethinking History, 15:2 (2011), 189 – 207

Oram, A, ‘Sexuality in Heterotopia: time, space and love between women in the historic house’, Women’s History Review, 2:4 (2012), 533-551

Pilkey, B, ‘LGBT Homemaking in London, UK: The Embodiment of Mobile Homemaking Imaginaries’, Geographical Research, 51:2 (2013), 159–65

Quilley, S, ‘Constructing Manchester’s “New Urban Village”: Gay Space in the Entrepreneurial City’, in Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance, ed. Gordon Brent Ingram, Anne-Marie Bouthillette and Yolanda Retter, 275–294 (Seattle 1997)

Reed, C, ‘Imminent Domain: Queer Space in the Built Environment’, Art Journal, 55:4 (1996), 64-71

Reed, C, ‘Design for (Queer) Living: Sexual Identity, Performance, and Decor in British Vogue, 1922-1926’, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 12: 3 (2006), 377-403

Turner, M, Backward Glances: Cruising the Queer Streets of New York and London (London 2003)

Archives, monuments and museums

Adair, JG, ‘House museums or walk-in closets? The (non) representation of gay men in the museums they called home’, in Gender, Sexuality, and Museums, ed. Amy K. Levin, 264-278 (Oxon 2010)

Burdon, N, ‘Exhibiting Homosexuality. “Pride and Prejudice: Lesbian and Gay London” at the Museum of London’, in The Newsletter of the Social History Curators Group, ed. Nicola Bleasby, 46 (2000), 13-15

Liddiard, M, ‘Changing Histories: museums, sexuality and the future of the past’, Museum and Society, 2:1 (2004), 15-29

Mills, R, ‘Queer is Here? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Histories and Public Culture.’ History Workshop Journal, 62:1 (2006), 253–63

Mills, R, ‘Theorising the Queer Museum’, Museums and Social Issues 3: 1 (2008), 41-52

Vanegas, A, ‘Representing Lesbians and Gay Men in British Social History Museums.’ In Gender, Sexuality, and Museums, ed. Amy. K Levin, 163-171 (Oxon 2010)

X, A; Campbell, T; and Stevens, M, ‘Love and Lubrication in the Archives, or rukus!: A Black Queer Archive for the United Kingdom’, Archivaria 68 (2009), 271-294


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