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A Passion to Preserve

Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

Will Fellows (author)

ISBN: 9780299196844

Publication Date: Sep 2005

Format: Paperback

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. The author explores this complex dimension of gay men's lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States.
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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. Will Fellows explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay men's lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, highlighting contributions to the larger culture.

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Long before the make-better mavens of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy put their mark on mainstream culture, gay men have evinced a talent for collecting, organizing, renovating, and restoring that goes beyond mere gender stereotype. Fellows examines this tendency in this chronicle of queer pioneers in historic preservation, a concept at once original and yet so obvious it is surprising that no one has attempted it before. - Library Journal "Compelling... stories and first-person accounts from gay men across the country... provide a colorful picture of a landscape that has not really been painted until now." - The Advocate
Pages 304
Date Published 1 Sep 2005
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
Subject/s Cultural studies   Gay studies (Gay men)  
Will Fellows is the author of Farm Boys, which was honored as a best book of 1996 by Esquire Magazine and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He lives in Milwaukee.

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