The Birth of the Queen/the Modern Homosexual: Historical Explanations Revisited

  title={The Birth of the Queen/the Modern Homosexual: Historical Explanations Revisited},
  author={J. L{\"o}fstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={24 - 41}
In this paper I review a number of explanations for the emergence of the modern homosexual category in Western (mainly Northwest European) cultures. I suggest there are four different emphases in respect of the social and cultural factors given priority in interpretations of the formation of the homosexual category. Of course, individual studies have often taken into consideration more than one single factor (most notably, Greenberg, 1988; Chauncey, 1994), and the grouping of previous studies… Expand
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