The Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture (Sexuality Studies) by Heike Bauer
English | May 15, 2017 | ISBN: 143991432X | 230 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Influential sexologist and activist Magnus Hirschfeld founded Berlin’s Institute of Sexual Sciences in 1919 as a home and workplace to study homosexual rights activism and support transgender people. It was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933. This episode in history prompted Heike Bauer to ask, Is violence an intrinsic part of modern queer culture? The Hirschfeld Archives answers this critical question by examining the violence that shaped queer existence in the first part of the twentieth century.