Book Talk | Sylvie Tissot | Gayfriendly: Acceptance and Control of Homosexuality in New York and Paris
Join the Institute for Public Knowledge for a book talk on Gayfriendly: Acceptance and Control of Homosexuality in New York and Paris with the author Sylvia Tissot, in conversation with Christina B. Hanhardt, on October 18th at 12:00 PM.
Sylvie Tissot is Professor of Political Science at University of Paris 8. Her research focuses on the intersection of class analysis and urban studies. Her previous book, Good Neighbors. Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End (Verso, 2015), reveals the ambivalent way in which upper-middle-class newcomers have positioned themselves as champions of diversity. She is also a founder of the collective Les Mots Sont Importants (Words Matter) and engages in debates on feminism, race, and religion. Her book Gayfriendly: Acceptance and Control of Homosexuality in New York and Paris is now out with Polity (2023).
Christina B. Hanhardt is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies. Her first book, Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Duke University Press, 2013), is a history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism against violence in New York and San Francisco from the mid-1960s to the early 2000s, framed in the context of broader debates about poverty, gentrification, and policing. advocacy known as harm reduction‚ and its relationship to varied social movement strategies. Hanhardt’s other publications on LGBT history, the cultural politics of neoliberalism, queer film and video, and additional topics include articles in the journals Radical History Review, Women and Performance, and the Scholar and Feminist Online, and reviews, roundtables, and short essays in the Journal of American History, Transformations, In Media Res, and others.