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10 thoughts on “The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America

  1. Sophia Sophia says:

    This is a cleverly written book about the history of sexuality in America I really enjoyed the author's tone and the was she handled many of the difficult issues that are still present today


  2. Hanna Hanna says:

    Don't pick this up unless you have a highlighter in hand and a lot of time Be warned


  3. Julie Greene Julie Greene says:

    Fabulous book so smart and engaging A breakthrough study of sexuality and the federal government's efforts to articulate the problem and then police it


  4. Natasha Natasha says:

    The Straight State is an immediately readable and interesting attempt to define the federal state throughout the twentieth century by looking at the intersection between citizenship and sexuality Canaday lucidly and engagingly explores the ways in which the federal government attempted to define shape and restrict American citizenship on the basis of sexuality by examining three facets of citizenship immigration the military and welfare in a clever structure The state argues Canaday was instrumental in developing the homosexual heterosexual binary and the concept of a closet at the same time that ueer Americans were trying to define themselves on their own terms The book is illustrated by real cases and narratives of deportation military discharge arrest fought by people accused of falling on the undesirable side of that binary and the ways that those fights eventually slowly brought about change


  5. Rebecca Crunden Rebecca Crunden says:

    Brilliant


  6. Dave Dave says:

    In The Straight State historian Margot Canaday examines efforts by the US government to control homosexuality in the areas immigration the military and welfare from approximately WWI era to the 1960s You can see the connection between past efforts and what some of today's politicians would like to enforce It was so difficult to read of lives ruined over this obsession by the moral right


  7. Atif Taj Atif Taj says:

    The federal control on the homosexuality had an arduous journey controlling the behavior within the trifecta of immigration welfare military The tendencies in military behavior in both welfare and military had been controlling factors to deny the federal benefits while at the same time heterosexual behavior had been rewarded


  8. Charlie Charlie says:

    This book is an incredible history of homosexuality in America from the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century and is one of the most well written and accessible scholarly texts I’ve ever read Canaday deserves every award she got and then some


  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Really informative look at the way that federal policy actually shaped the way we see identity today The author shows how the federal government turned homosexuality into a definitive identity instead of a behavior I especially appreciated the comparisons over time


  10. Peter Peter says:

    Another useful entry in the category of books that show distinctions people take for granted as natural in this case sexuality are in fact socialpoliticallegal constructions


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The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America Author Margot Canaday – Thomashillier.co.uk The Straight State is the most expansive study of the federal regulation of homosexuality yet written Unearthing startling new evidence from the National Archives Margot Canaday shows how the state sy The State: Sexuality and Citizenship PDF/EPUB ² Straight State is the most expansive study State: Sexuality PDF/EPUB À of the federal regulation of homosexuality yet written Unearthing startling new evidence from the National Archives Margot Canaday shows how the state systematically came to penalize homosexuality giving rise to a regime of second class citizenship that sexual minorities still live under today Canaday looks at three key arenas of government control immigration the military and welfare Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship Epub / and demonstrates how federal enforcement of sexual norms emerged with The Straight PDF/EPUB ² the rise of the modern bureaucratic state She begins at the turn of the twentieth century when the state first stumbled upon evidence of sex and gender nonconformity revealing how homosexuality was policed indirectly through the exclusion of sexually degenerate immigrants and other regulatory measures aimed at combating poverty violence and vice Canaday argues that the state's gradual awareness of homosexuality intensified during the later New Deal and through the postwar period as policies were enacted Straight State: Sexuality ePUB ´ that explicitly used homosexuality to define who could enter the country serve in the military and collect state benefits Midcentury repression was not a sudden response to newly visible gay subcultures Canaday demonstrates but the culmination of a much longer and slower process of state building during which the state came to know and to care about homosexuality across many decades Social political and legal history at their most compelling The Straight State explores how regulation Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship Epub / transformed the regulated in drawing boundaries around national citizenship the state helped to define the very meaning of homosexuality in America.