Dose, Ralf.

Magnus Hirschfeld and the origins of the gay liberation movement / Magnus Hirschfeld : the origins of the gay liberation movement Ralf Dose ; translated by Edward H. Willis. - 1 online resource (128 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

"Originally published as Magnus Hirschfeld : Deutscher--Jude--Weltbürger, by Verlag Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin, Germany ... 2005"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction to the U.S. Edition -- Introduction to the German Edition -- Biography -- His Work -- His Impact and Legacy -- Epilogue: Magnus Hirschfeld in North America -- Appendix.

"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"--

9781583674390 158367439X

5E008AEA-E201-460E-8539-2E7174CE93C2 OverDrive, Inc. 22573/ctt8jzb95 JSTOR

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Social Scientists & Psychologists.
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Popular Culture.
Gay liberation movement.
Gay rights.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Sexual freedom.
Social conditions.
Women's rights.

HQ18.32.H57 / D67 2014