Cruising Queer Streets in London and New York
Distributed for Reaktion Books
Backward Glances is the first gay urban history of its kind, examining these issues across a range of cultural material, including novels, poems, pornography, journalism, gay guides, paintings, the internet, and fragments of writing about the city such as Whitman's notebooks and David Hockney's graffiti. It provides a new way of understanding what it means for a man to walk the streets of the modern Western city.
Backward Glances is aimed at all those interested in the culture of the city, queer cultural history and the appropriation of public space.
1. Ambiguous Cities
2. Cruising Modernity
3. London: Mysteries of the Passers-by
4. New York: City of Orgies, Walks and Joys
5. Backward Glances at Whitman
List of Illustrations