Professor Ken Plummer: Liberation!

Remembering Stonewall and GLF

  • Wed 30 Oct 19

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Professor Ken Plummer

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship

Join the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship and Professor Ken Plummer for an insightful seminar: Liberation! Remembering Stonewall and GLF.

This year, 2019, sees the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, New York. And next year, 2020, will see the 50th anniversary of GLF, London. In this talk, Ken Plummer will ‘remember’ these events and discuss their significance in our cultural memories. He will puzzle and ponder just what memory is.

In his talk he will draw from several recently published articles including Plummer, 2015: ‘Afterword: Liberating Generations: Continuities and Change in the Radical Queer Western Era’, in David Paternotte & Manon Tremblay eds. in The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism.

Ken Plummer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University of Essex and the founding editor of the journal Sexualities. He taught in the department for thirty years between 1975 and 2005. He was actively involved in the early GLF, the early Gay Soc at Essex, and the early Colchester Gay Switchboard.

 His writings include Sexual Stigma (1975), The Making of the Modern Homosexual (1981 ed), Modern Homosexualities (1991), Telling Sexual Stories(1995), Intimate Citizenship (2003) and Cosmopolitan Sexualities (2016).  His most recent works are Narrative Power (2019) and Global Critical Humanism (forthcoming).

This seminar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by CISC.  To find out more about the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

Professor Ken Plummer: Liberation!

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