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Queer Budapest, 1873-1961

Anita Kurimay


This book examines the perceptions, regulations, and experiences of non-normative (queer) sexualities in Hungary between 1873, when Budapest became a unified metropolis, and the decriminalization of consensual same sex acts in 1961. In considering the relationship between political systems and the regulation and policing of sexuality, the book illustrates that across different and ideologically opposed systems, tolerance of some forms of homosexuality co-existed with increased surveillance of homosexuals. While it excavates a thriving homosexual culture across illiberal political regimes, the ... More

Keywords: homosexuality, gay and lesbian history, Budapest, sexual politics, queer history, twentieth century, tolerance, gender history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226705651
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226705828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Kurimay, author
Bryn Mawr College