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JAMES POLCHIN

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Featured Book: 
Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall

SANTA ROSA- A skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between the media and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. Published in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969, Indecent Advances investigates how queer men navigated a society that criminalized them and displayed little compassion for the violence they endured. Polchin shows, with masterful insight, how this discrimination was ultimately transformed by activists to help shape the burgeoning gay rights movement in the years leading up to Stonewall.

AUTHOR: James Polchin, PhD, has taught at the Princeton Writing Program, the Parsons School of Design, the New School for Public Engagement, and the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. A clinical professor at New York University, he lives in New York City with his husband, the photographer Greg Salvatori. Indecent Advances is his first book.

Event Location: 
Santa Rosa Store
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa
 

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091894
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 4th, 2019

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