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The Spiv and the Architect

Unruly Life in Postwar London



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The Spiv and the Architect by Richard Hornsey
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As London emerged from the devastation of the Second World War, planners and policy makers sought to rebuild the city in ways that would reshape the behavior of its citizens as much as its buildings and infrastructure-a program defined by a strong emphasis on civic order and conservative values of national community. One of the groups most significantly affected by this new, moralistic climate of reformation and renewal was queer men, whom the police, the media, and lawmakers targeted as an urgent urban problem by marking their lives and desires as criminal and deviant.

Author Biography

Richard Hornsey is senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Release date Australia
April 8th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
University of Minnesota Press
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