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Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS

Julian Jackson


In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for “homophiles” that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty years. In addition to acting as the only public voice for French gays prior to the explosion of radicalism of 1968, Arcadie—with its club and review—was a social and intellectual hub, attracting support from individuals as diverse as Jean Cocteau and Michel Foucault and offering support and solidarity to thousands of isolated individuals. Yet despite its huge importance, Arcadie has largely disappeare ... More

Keywords: homosexuality, France, Paris, Arcadie, André Baudry, Jean Cocteau, queer activism, repression, homophiles, Michael Foucault

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226389257
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226389288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Jackson, author