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A passion to preserve :gay men as keepers of culture /Will Fellows.

Collection Type
Fellows, Will.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press
Charlotte and me : preservation-minded from childhood -- In search of gay preservationists -- What these gay men's lives reveal -- pt. 1: Saving old New England. Mark Doty ; Don Leavitt ; Mark Sammons -- pt. 2: Design-minded in the Mid-Atlantic States. Ken Lustbader ; James Nocito ; Dwight Young ; Greg Kinsman -- pt. 3: To the rescue in the Atlantic South. Allan Gurganus ; Myrick Howard ; John Anders ; Robert Barker ; Cranford Sutton -- pt. 4: Domophiles out West. Jay Yost ; Ken Miller ; Gilbert Millikan and David Richards ; Richard Jost and Charles Fuchs -- pt. 5: California conservative. Richard Reutlinger ; Gerry Takano ; Jeffrey Samudio ; Jim Wilke -- pt. 6: Generations of gentlemen keep Cooksville, Wisconsin. William Wartmann ; Al Garland ; Larry Reed -- pt. 7: Singular preservationists in the Midwest. Dana Duppler ; Joe Johnson and Ron Markwell ; Robert Seger -- pt. 8: Cherishing old New Orleans and Louisiana. Curt Greska ; Lloyd Sensat ; Randy Plaisance -- Toward a larger view of gay men.
From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. This penchant to preserve, though widely observed, is typically ignored or dismissed as a stereotypical gay cliché, even by many gay men themselves. This book explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay men's lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, including oral histories collected by Fellows. This eye-opening book illuminates neglected facets of what it means to be gay and highlights contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.--From publisher description.
x, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Received 2004.
0299196801 (alk. paper)
9780299196806 (alk. paper)
Call Number
Stacks HQ75.7.F45 2004
Descriptive terms
Bien culturel.
Conservation architecturale.
Cultural property Protection
Gay men
Protection du patrimoine.
Material Type
United States
United States.