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The Resource Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement, Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis

Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement, Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis

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Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement
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Magnus Hirschfeld
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the origins of the gay liberation movement
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Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis
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eng
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Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was one of the first great pioneers of the gay liberation movement. Revered by such gay icons as Christopher Isherwood and Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society, Hirschfeld's legacy resonates throughout the twentieth-century and around the world. Guided by his motto 'Through Science Toward Justice, ' Hirschfeld helped found the Scientific Humanitarian Committee in Germany to defend the rights of homosexuals and develop a scientific framework for sexual equality. He was also an early champion of women's rights, campaigning in the early 1900s for the decriminalization of abortion and the right of female teachers and civil servants to marry and have children. By 1933 Hirschfeld's commitment to sexual liberation made him a target for the Nazis, and they ransacked his Institute for Sexual Research and publicly burned his books. This biography, first published to acclaim in Germany, follows Hirschfeld from his birth in the Prussian province of Pomerania to the heights of his career during the Weimar Republic and the rise of German fascism. Ralf Dose illuminates Hirschfeld's ground-breaking role in the gay liberation movement and explains some of his major theoretical concepts, which continue to influence our understanding of human sexuality and social justice today
Biography type
individual biography
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Dose, Ralf
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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Translated from the Germen
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Willis, Edward H.
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  • Hirschfeld, Magnus
  • Hirschfeld, Magnus
  • Sexologists
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay rights
  • Women's rights
  • Sexual freedom
  • Jews
  • Germany
  • Germany
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Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement, Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis
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Orignally published as Magnus Hirschfeld : Deutscher--Jude--Weltbürger, by Verlag Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin, Germany ... 2005"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
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36570357
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22 cm.
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128 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of pates
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9781583674376
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unmediated
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 36570357
  • (Sirsi) 36570357
Label
Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement, Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Orignally published as Magnus Hirschfeld : Deutscher--Jude--Weltbürger, by Verlag Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin, Germany ... 2005"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
36570357
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
128 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of pates
Isbn
9781583674376
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36570357
  • (Sirsi) 36570357

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