Tag: twentieth century

Christmas Isn’t for Queers

Lauren Gutterman For most of us, envisioning Christmas in postwar America brings to mind tinsel-covered trees, girls and boys in matching pajamas, dads in Santa Claus beards, images drawn from old family photographs or the likes of It’s a Wonderful Life. Absent from these familial and familiar cultural memories are […]

Histories of Sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe

Łukasz Szulc Historical studies of sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) remain scarce. Researchers from the region, as well as other parts of the world, however, are increasingly uncovering both the regional commonalities and local specificities of how diverse sexualities were lived, policed and represented in CEE, the area stretching from Austria […]

Seduction and Power in Revolutionary Bolivia

Elena McGrath Five years after the 1952 revolution gave all Bolivians the right to vote, removed forced labor requirements for indigenous communities, and nationalized Bolivia’s mineral wealth, a mechanic in Bolivia’s state-owned mining company, the Bolivian Mining Corporation (Corporación Minera de Bolivia, or COMIBOL) wrote to the municipal courts. He […]