Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand
What are the historical changes through which the modern gay New Zealander has emerged? If he has not always been with us, then who preceded him? A landmark publication, this first-ever New Zealand gay male history combines lively and engaging scholarship with a remarkable collection of images. Chris Brickell tells the evolving story of New Zealand gay men through the lives of clerks, labourers, shop assistants, soldiers, actors and writers of all classes, and he shows that our erotic past was vibrant, complex and often surprising. With over 300 fascinating images, many never seen previously.
Winner of NZ Society of Authors Best First Book Award Non-Fiction Category 2009. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2009 and BPANZ Book Design Awards: Illustrated Book 2009.
'Scholarly, compassionate, arch and wry, Mates and Lovers sits comfortably on both the coffee table and in the research library.' --TIMOTHY JONES Glamorgan University, UK
Dr Chris Brickell is a senior lecturer in gender studies at the University of Otago