Same-Sex Affairs (Paperback)

Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest

By Peter Boag

University of California Press, 9780520240483, 335pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2003

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At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths--their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.

About the Author

Peter Boag is Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon (California, 1992).