Queer(y)ing the “Modern Homosexual”

  title={Queer(y)ing the “Modern Homosexual”},
  author={Jeffrey Weeks},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={523 - 539}
  • J. Weeks
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • History
  • Journal of British Studies
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