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Spring 2018 | CUNY Graduate Center | IDS 70100: Introduction to Queer Studies

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For Thursday (Ward)

Hey all,

I hope you all had a restful and productive Spring break! 

For Thursday’s class I posted a powerpoint that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission created of historic LGBTQA landmarks all around NYC. I thought it would be fun if individual class members could visit any that are in their neighborhood and we could all report back on what we saw. However, I know we’re all pretty busy at this point in the semester, and visiting sites takes some time, so I also posted a short chapter from Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940   by George Chauncey that we can discuss on Thursday (Please disregard the messy handwritten notes on the chapter – I uploaded this from my personal copy).  Some of the sites mentioned in the Preservation Commission’s powerpoint correspond to places Chauncey mentions in this work.  

I look forward to hearing comments and critiques on this chapter.

See you all Thursday!

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