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Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology

Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology
Author: John F. Galliher - Wayne Brekhus - David P. Keys
ISBN 13: 9780299203146
ISBN 10: 29920314
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 2004-08-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $18.95

Galliher (sociology, U. of Missouri-Columbia) met Humphreys (1930-88) when the latter was an Episcopal priest advocating for the gay liberation, civil rights, and antiwar movements. Like Alfred Kinsey, he studied homosexuals in his controversial dissertation- based book, Tearoom Trade. The authors discuss Humphreys's legacy in regard to issues of professional ethics in sociology, and his concept of moral crusaders hiding behind the "breastplate of righteousness." The volume includes photos, Humphreys's FBI file, and the Systematic Observation Sheet he developed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR