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Response to Hobson Review of Downs & Stewart-Winter Books

I appreciate the review of my book. While I am certainly willing to admit that I have made mistakes, readers of Emily Hobson's review would be led astray based on the following errors in her review.

First, Hobson notes that I did not include lesbian and feminist responses or analysis to the pedophilia controversy that ensued over an article that the Body Politic published in 1978.

Journal of Civil and Human Rights 2:2 now available

Table of Contents—Journal of Civil and Human Rights Issue 2:2

Published by University of Illinois Press


Michael Ezra, Editor’s Note

Research-Based Articles

Jennifer Dominique Jones, ‘To Stand Upon My Constitutional Rights’: The NAACP and World War II-Era Sexual Exclusion

Jared Leighton, ‘Character Assassins’: How the FBI Used the Issue of Homosexuality Against the Black Freedom Struggle


Timothy Stewart-Winter
Emily Hobson

Hobson on Downs, 'Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation' and Stewart-Winter, 'Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics'

Jim Downs. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 272 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03270-9.Timothy Stewart-Winter. Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4791-6.

Stephen Siff
William Rorabaugh

Rorabaugh on Siff, 'Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience'

Stephen Siff. Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 264 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08076-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03919-5.

Reviewed by William Rorabaugh (University of Washington)
Published on H-1960s (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

The Rise and Fall of Acid in the Media

CfP: Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (5th Edition), Rome, 9 – 10 December 2016

The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference

‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’


Centro Congressi – Piazza di Spagna

Rome, Italy

9 – 10 December 2016



Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of November 2016


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