Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in by Anjali Arondekar

By Anjali Arondekar

Anjali Arondekar considers the connection among sexuality and the colonial archive through posing the subsequent questions: Why does sexuality (still) search its fact within the old archive? What are the spatial and temporal logics that compel this sort of go back? And conversely, what sort of “archive” does this sort of recuperative hermeneutics produce? instead of render sexuality’s courting to the colonial archive throughout the most popular lens of historic invisibility (which may presume that there's anything approximately sexuality that's misplaced or silent and wishes to “come out”), Arondekar engages sexuality’s recursive lines in the colonial archive opposed to and during our very wish for access.

The good judgment and the interpretive assets of For the Record come up out of 2 entangled and minoritized historiographies: one in South Asian experiences and the opposite in queer/sexuality experiences. concentrating on past due colonial India, Arondekar examines the spectacularization of sexuality in anthropology, legislation, literature, and pornography from 1843 till 1920. via turning to fabrics and/or destinations which are favourite to such a lot students of queer and subaltern reviews, Arondekar considers sexuality on the heart of the colonial archive instead of at its margins. each one bankruptcy addresses a kind of archival loss, troped both in a language of disappearance or paucity, simulacrum or detritus: from Richard Burton’s lacking file on male brothels in Karáchi (1845) to a failed sodomy prosecution in Northern India, Queen Empress v. Khairati (1884), and from the ever-present India-rubber dildos present in colonial pornography of the mid-to-late 19th century to the archival detritus of Kipling’s tales concerning the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

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Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age (Asian by Mark McLelland

By Mark McLelland

Scholarship on Japan has lately broadened to incorporate minority views on groups from marginal employees to these whose sexuality has lengthy been neglected. This quantity, with its mix of fieldwork within the homosexual and lesbian groups and using historic assets resembling journals and records, breaks vital new floor during this box. It examines homosexual lifestyles within the jap Pacific struggle, addresses transgender and lesbian in addition to homosexual matters, examines the interface of queer society with the U.S. profession and the overseas group, contests significant interpretations of up to date queer society, and introduces readers to the advance of lesbian, transgender, and homosexual groups in postwar Japan.Queer Japan from the Pacific Age to the web Age offers a old define of the advance of sexual-minority id different types and group formation via a close research of either area of interest and mainstream courses, together with magazines, newspapers, biographies, memoirs, and websites. the cloth is usually augmented with interview information from people who have had an extended organization with Japan's queer cultures.Including a wealth of pictures from the "perverse press," this booklet will attract scholars and basic readers drawn to glossy and modern Japan and in gender experiences and sexuality.

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Progay/Antigay: The Rhetorical War Over Sexuality (Rhetoric by Ralph R. Smith,Russel R. Windes

By Ralph R. Smith,Russel R. Windes

Issues comparable to lesbians and homosexual males serving overtly within the army, same-sex marriage and the inclusion of sexual orientation in anti-discrimination and hate crime legislation have advanced in addition to the rival progay and anitgay groups. because of public coverage debates, the U. S. progay circulation has moved towards an essentialist, non-sexual id whereas traditionalists have shifted towards an earthly public self-representation. This ebook analyzes the interior disagreements in the activities.

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Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond by Mikko Tuhkanen

By Mikko Tuhkanen

Examines the significance of Leo Bersani’s paintings for queer thought, psychoanalysis, literary feedback and concept, cultural stories, and picture studies.

For greater than fifty years, Leo Bersani’s writing has encouraged and challenged students within the fields of literary feedback and conception, cultural experiences, queer idea, psychoanalysis, and picture and visible stories. this can be the 1st book-length assortment in this vital writer. The book’s large advent outlines intimately Bersani’s oeuvre, quite its position in queer notion and his advanced relationships with the fields of queer concept and psychoanalysis. the following contributions by means of outstanding students in numerous fields show the richness and open-endedness of his paintings. The publication concludes with a brand new interview with Bersani.

Leo Bersani is full of erudite, fantastically written, provocative essays that make abundantly transparent not just the trajectory and significance of Bersani’s paintings, however the many rules that paintings enables.” — Elizabeth Freeman, writer of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories

“These stellar essays provide up very important and unsettling insights into one in every of our so much fearless thinkers. because of this collection’s large engagements along with his physique of data, students at the moment are capable of technique Leo Bersani’s prose—in all of its shattering beauty—in a stunning new light.” — Scott Herring, writer of Another kingdom: Queer Anti-Urbanism

Mikko Tuhkanen is affiliate Professor of English and Africana reports at Texas A&M college. he's the writer of The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, severe Race concept, and Richard Wright and the coeditor (with E. L. McCallum) of Queer instances, Queer Becomings, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End by H. G. Cocks

By H. G. Cocks

The e-book of Genesis documents the fiery destiny of Sodom and Gomorrah—a hurricane of fireside and brimstone used to be despatched from heaven and, for the wickedness of the folks, God destroyed the towns “and all of the plains, and all of the population of the towns, and that which grew upon the ground.” in line with many Protestant theologians and commentators, one of many Sodomites’ many crimes was once homoerotic excess.

In Visions of Sodom, H. G. Cocks examines the various alternative ways within which the tale of Sodom’s destruction supplied a template for realizing homoerotic wish and behavior in Britain among the Reformation and the 19th century. Sodom was once not just a marker of sexual sins, but in addition the epitome of false—usually Catholic—religion, an exemplar of the iniquitous urban, a foreshadowing of the world’s fiery finish, an epitome of divine and earthly punishment, and a precise position that may be hunted for and came upon. Visions of Sodom investigates every one of those methods of analyzing Sodom’s annihilation within the 300 years after the Reformation. The centrality of scripture to Protestant religion intended that Sodom’s dying supplied a robust beginning delusion of homoerotic wish and sexual extra, person who endured throughout centuries, and keeps an apocalyptic echo within the non secular fundamentalism of our personal time.

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Queer Presences and Absences (Genders and Sexualities in the by Yvette Taylor,Michelle Addison

By Yvette Taylor,Michelle Addison

This publication explores adjustments and continuations in lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer lives, identities and spatial practices within the twenty first century from around the world, utilizing a variety of how to attach pasts, locations and rules with modern occasions, linking person and social presences (and absences) affectively and materially.

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Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader (Critical Reader by Michael Hames-Garcia,Ernesto Javier Martinez,Tomás

By Michael Hames-Garcia,Ernesto Javier Martinez,Tomás Almaguer,Luz Martínez,Daniel Contreras,Catriona Rueda Esquibel,Lionel Cantú,María Lugones,Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

The authors of the essays during this specified assortment discover the lives and cultural contributions of homosexual Latino males within the usa, whereas additionally examining the political and theoretical stakes of homosexual Latino stories. In new essays and influential formerly released items, Latino students dependent in American reviews, ethnic reviews, background, functionality reviews, and sociology think about homosexual Latino scholarly and cultural paintings in terms of mainstream homosexual, lesbian, and queer educational discourses and the wider box of Chicano and Latino experiences. additionally they critique cultural causes of homosexual Latino sexual identification and behaviour, learn inventive representations of queer Latinidad, and have a good time where of dance in homosexual Latino tradition. Designed to stimulate discussion, the gathering pairs every one essay with a severe reaction via a famous Latino/a or Chicana/o student. phrases similar to gay, identity, queer, and visibility are contested during the quantity; the importance of those debates is frequently delivered to the fore within the commentaries. The essays in Gay Latino Studies supplement and overlap with the groundbreaking paintings of lesbians of colour and significant race theorists, in addition to queer theorists and homosexual and lesbian reviews students. Taken jointly, they provide much-needed perception into the lives and views of homosexual, bisexual, and queer Latinos, they usually renew recognition to the politics of id and coalition.

Contributors. Tomás Almaguer, Luz Calvo, Lionel Cantú,, Daniel Contreras, Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Ramón García, Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Michael Hames-García, Lawrence los angeles Fountain-Stokes, María Lugones, Ernesto J. Martínez, Paula M. L. Moya, José Esteban Muñoz, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Daniel Enrique Pérez, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Richard T. Rodríguez, David Román, Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Antonio Viego

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Queer Theories (Transitions) by Donald E. Hall D

By Donald E. Hall D

This crucial introductory consultant explores and aggressively expands the provocative new box of sexual identification stories. It explains the background of sexual id different types, similar to 'gay' and 'lesbian', covers the reclamation of 'queer' as a time period of radical self-identification, and info fresh demanding situations to sexual identification stories posed through transgender and bisexual theories. Donald E. corridor deals concrete functions of the summary theories he explores, with imaginitive new readings of such works as 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Orlando and The colour Purple.

Throughout, corridor urges the reader to grapple with the altering nature of sexual id within the twenty-first century and asks looking out questions about how we'd determine ourselves another way given new applied sciences and new chances for sexual experimentation. To scholars, theorists and activists alike, Queer Theories matters a problem to proceed to disrupt slim, conventional notions of sexual 'normality' and to withstand constructing new and confining different types of 'true' sexual identity.

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Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization by M Paz Galupo,M. Paz Galupo

By M Paz Galupo,M. Paz Galupo

comprehend the original emotional dynamics of bisexual women’s friendship relationships

Prevailing attitudes towards bisexuality impact each point of a bisexual woman’s emotional and sexual lifestyles. Bisexual girls: Friendship and Social association comprehensively explores the friendship relationships of bisexual ladies, and the ways in which bisexuality shapes the friendship adventure. This ebook fills a spot within the literature and examine on bisexuality and friendship, featuring prime specialists discussing the most recent qualitative and quantitative reviews in this infrequently visited subject. This exam explains how the friendships of bisexual and bi-curious girls could be plagued by sexism, heterosexism, biphobia, and racism, in addition to offering an insightful evaluation of ways bisexual ladies are portrayed in movie and literature.

Bisexual and bi-curious girls usually have a extra different variety of friendship reports than heterosexual girls. Bisexual ladies: Friendship and Social association provides reviews and private essays to supply a finished realizing of the styles of varied friendship relationships that exist simply because of—and in spite of—prevalent social attitudes approximately bisexuality. This wide glance info numerous points of bisexual women’s relationships in addition to society’s biases and preconceived notions. research of analysis explores a number of the results that being bisexual has at the approach girls procedure friendship, in addition to how society perspectives either bisexuality and relationships.

Topics in Bisexual girls: Friendship and Social association include:

  • examine into younger women’s rising sexual orientation identification
  • kinds of friendships shaped by means of bisexual women
  • how friendship reports are formed by means of sociopolitical attitudes
  • bisexual photographs in renowned media
  • critique of the bisexual women’s friendship literature
  • how heterosexism shapes platonic and erotic relationships
  • how bisexuality constricts social relationships
  • research of ways sexual reports stimulated friendships
  • even more

Bisexual ladies: Friendship and Social association is insightful, very important interpreting for psychologists, counselors, LGBT experiences execs, educators, and students.

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Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief by Victoria Whipple

By Victoria Whipple

The unseen problems with grief and discrimination—lesbians changing into widows

The demise of a lifestyles companion poses detailed demanding situations for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief unearths the touching and intensely own tales of twenty-five ladies, together with the writer, who have been widowed at a tender age and compelled to create a brand new lifestyles with no their lifestyles companions. The publication follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time whilst one of many companions died, and past, to teach how the surviving accomplice coped along with her loss.

Many lesbians consider that the intimacy felt among ladies in love is going deeper than what will be skilled through heterosexual companions. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief finds topics universal to most of these women’s stories whereas providing useful recommendation approximately coping ideas and assets for help. The widows speak about their efforts to create funerals and memorial companies, provide their money owed of the overpowering grief through the first years, and clarify the criminal and fiscal discrimination they encountered. the writer presents a bankruptcy particularly for being concerned friends and family, one other bankruptcy for pros operating with this delicate inhabitants, and a bibliography of beneficial coping resources.

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the subjects of:

  • caregivers/caretaking
  • dying and dying
  • grief journeys
  • the similarities and changes among lesbian and married widows
  • the shortcoming of aid prone for lesbian widows
  • the criminal and monetary discrimination opposed to lesbian widows
  • the impact of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery
  • the problems confronted through widows in beginning new relationships
  • spirituality
  • homosexual marriage

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief offers an insightful inspect the grieving and restoration strategy, inspiring desire with the data that others have survived this tragedy. This relocating ebook is an important source for lesbians, family and friends of lesbians, psychological well-being execs, doctors, psychiatrists, LGBT well-being prone, feminist and lesbian firms, and somebody concerned with grief education courses equivalent to hospice.

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