From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. A Passion to Preserve explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay menas lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, highlighting contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.MY MOTHER SAYS the very first word I could read was aquot;Sears, aquot; because I just loved looking at the pictures in the Sears catalog before I learned to read. ... Loading the dishwasher when I was about six, Ia#39;d say, aquot;Mother, do you honestly expect that glass to get clean there? ... My first Frigidaire washer repair manual answered my question about where all the water in my grandmothera#39;s washer disappearedanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Passion to Preserve|
|Publisher||:||University of Wisconsin Press - 2004-04-07|