Preferred Citation: Hawkeswood, William G. One of the Children: Gay Black Men in Harlem. Berkeley:  University of California Press,  c1996 1996. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft6t1nb4dd/


 
Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

During the four years I was involved with this study, I received encouragement and assistance in many different ways from many different people.

Primarily my gratitude is extended to all of my informants in Harlem. Without their willingness to share their lives with me I would never have been able to experience "core black culture." Most especially, I wish to thank Henry, Tony, Alan, Walter, Darryl, Michael, Kenny, Arthur, Dennis, and Ali. Many other friends and neighbors in Harlem also contributed to my experiences there; thanks to Rufus, Steve, Sam, Neal, Leroy, Bernard, Rita, and Wescott.

I owe much of my understanding of being black to my friends Marshall Swiney, Ron Hutson, Jackie (Bree) Holloman, and the late Kendal Johnson. They introduced me to life on the streets of New York City—Greenwich Village and Harlem in particular.

Other friends proffered support, including references to people and institutions. I thank John Ambel (for editing), Sandy Baker, Rodson Manning, Henry T. Jones Jr., George Bellinger, Jr. (of the Minority Task Force on AIDS), Darryl Stevens (of the Schomburg Center), Derek Martin, and David Patterson.

Colleagues in anthropology encouraged and assisted me in a variety of ways. Thanks to Carole Vance, Arthur Spears, Joe Carrier, Jerry Wright, and Jane Miller.

I received continual financial support from Columbia University and encouragement and assistance from members of the Anthropol-


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ogy Department. I wish to thank especially Alexander Alland, Jr., Libbet Crandon-Malamud, Claire Ceasareo, and the members of the writing seminar: Kate Dudley, James Edell, Sarah Mahler, Bill Peace, and Jean Scandlyn. Special thanks to Joyce Monges and the staff of the department, who contribute much behind the scenes. Most important, thanks are due to my mentor, Katherine Newman. Her enthusiasm, constant encouragement, and editorial assistance enabled me to complete this work.

Thanks are due to my editor at the University of California Press, Stanley Holwitz, his staff, and the anonymous reviewers. Their constructive criticism has been invaluable.

My family and Sashi Meanger, back home in New Zealand, provided sustenance in many ways. May this book suffice as reward.

W. G. H.
AUGUST 1992


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Preferred Citation: Hawkeswood, William G. One of the Children: Gay Black Men in Harlem. Berkeley:  University of California Press,  c1996 1996. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft6t1nb4dd/