The Queer Sixties assembles an impressive group of cultural critics to go against the grain of 1960s studies, and proposes new and different ways of the last decade before the closet doors swung open. Imbued with the zeitgeist of the 60s, this playful and powerful collection rescues the persistence of the queer imaginary.
"This eye-opening work of cultural history is recommended for larger public libraries and academic collections with gay studies or art specializations." -- Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., OR, Library Journal June 15, 1999
"Smith's volum examines the iconography of queer sexuality in popular culture during the deacde preceding Stonewall. Fourteen essays arrange in five subsections appraoch this topic through subjects ranging from pulp fiction and pop music to theater and film. Smith (UCLA) provises an introcution, and each of the essays includes substantial notes." -Choice."
"Smith collects a broad sampling of literary, film, and music criticism fora reading of the culture of the 1960s through queer-colored glasses. This eye-opening work of cultural history is recommended for larger public libraries and academic collections with gay studies or art specializations." -- Library Journal