Day: July 12, 2012

Humanistic Art? Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper

In 1981, I encountered the work of  Edward Hopper.

I wanted to use his ‘Nighthawks’ for the cover of my new book: ‘The Making of the Modern Homosexual’: but the publisher did not like the idea.

Since then, the image has almost become a cliche of modern art.

See Hopper: NighthawksEdward Hopper    Niighthawks

Inspirational: Stan Cohen

Stan Cohen as Key Inspiration Stan Cohen was my first teacher and inspiration in sociology. He taught me social psychology and the sociology of deviance as a student at Enfield College in 1965 and 1966 – and he showed me what a non pompous intellectual life could look like. His ideas inspired me as I…

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