Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

The Third Sex by Lawrence R. Willy,Lawrence R. Schehr

By Lawrence R. Willy,Lawrence R. Schehr

A gold mine of knowledge a couple of hidden queer culture

Thirty-two years earlier than Simone de Beauvoir's vintage The Second Sex, well known French novelist Willy released The Third Sex, a bright description of the area of eu homosexuals in France, Italy, and Germany in the course of the past due Nineteen Twenties. Stepping at once into the guts of homosexual men's tradition, Willy follows gay nightlife into tune halls, nightclubs, casinos, bars, and saunas. whereas he reveals lots of drug and alcohol abuse, he additionally discovers gay publishers, medical societies, team rivalries, and opinions--both clinical and political--about the character of homosexuality itself. Lawrence R. Schehr's creation offers context and translator's notes for this first-ever English edition.

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Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The by Keith Dockray,Alan Sutton

By Keith Dockray,Alan Sutton

'The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 used to be ground-breaking within the united kingdom and this e-book marks the 50th anniversary of its winning route to the statute publication. The act was once now not with out controversy and used to be fiercely fought over through the likes of Mary Whitehouse and right-wing reactionary Tories who in general type fought to impose their narrow-minded blue-rinse perspectives. Now, in 2017, Western Europe leads the best way in LGBT rights. 13 out of the twenty one international locations that experience legalised same-sex marriage all over the world are positioned in Europe; an extra 13 eu nations have legalised civil unions or different kinds of popularity for same-sex undefined. This civilised situation used to be now not regularly the case and in Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its importance Keith Dockray charts in a brief and pithy demeanour the tricky direction the invoice and documents those that supported it and have been opposed to it.

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Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White by Tison Pugh

By Tison Pugh

For the U.S. South, the parable of chivalric masculinity dominates the cultural and old panorama. Visions of white southern males as archetypes of honor and gentility run all through nearby narratives with little regard for the activities and, now and then, the atrocities devoted by way of such males. In Queer Chivalry, Tison Pugh exposes the inherent contradictions in those depictions of cavalier manhood, investigating the rules of southern gallantry as a reincarnated and reauthorized model of medieval masculinity. Pugh argues that the assumption of masculinity -- relatively as noticeable in works by way of famous southern authors from Mark Twain to Ellen Gilchrist -- constitutes a cultural fable that queerly demarcates authorized norms of manliness, frequently by way of exhibiting the impossibility of its fulfillment.

Beginning with Twain's well-known critique of "the Sir Walter ailment" that pilloried the South, Pugh makes a speciality of authors who wondered the code of chivalry by means of growing protagonists whose quests for private knighthood end up quixotic. via designated readings of significant works -- together with Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's courtroom, Flannery O'Connor's brief fiction, John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, Robert Penn Warren's a spot to return To, Walker Percy's novels, and Gilchrist's The Annunciation -- Pugh demonstrates that the hypermasculinity of white-knight beliefs basically attracts realization to the ambiguous gender of the literary southern male.

Employing insights from gender and psychoanalytic conception, Queer Chivalry contributes to contemporary serious discussions of the cloaked anxieties approximately gender and sexuality in southern literature. finally, Pugh uncovers queer limits within the cavalier mythos, displaying how proof and fictions contributed to the ideological formula of the South.

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Greek Homosexuality: with Forewords by Stephen Halliwell, by K. J. Dover,Stephen Halliwell,Mark Masterson,James Robson

By K. J. Dover,Stephen Halliwell,Mark Masterson,James Robson

Hailed as magisterial whilst it first seemed, Greek Homosexuality continues to be a tutorial milestone and is still of significant value for college kids and students of gender reviews. Kenneth Dover explores the certainty of homosexuality in historical Greece, interpreting an enormous array of fabric and textual facts that leads him to provocative conclusions.

This iteration of the 1989 moment version, for which Dover wrote an epilogue reflecting at the influence of his ebook, comprises particularly commissioned forewords assessing the author's legacy and where of his textual content inside of glossy reviews of gender within the historic world.

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Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for by Robert Everett Shore-Goss,Thomas Bohache,Patrick S.

By Robert Everett Shore-Goss,Thomas Bohache,Patrick S. Cheng,Ramona Faye West,Robert Shore-Goss,Patrick Cheng,Mona West

A interesting learn for somebody looking to appreciate the clash among Christianity and LGBTQI participants, this booklet is, as its editors proclaim, "a fearlessly vast imaginative and prescient of queer Christians discovering a spot inside of Christianity—and claiming their real adventure and voice."

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Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary by Jennifer Doyle

By Jennifer Doyle

In Hold It opposed to Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the connection among trouble and emotion in modern paintings, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to ascertain the ways that artistic endeavors problem how we adventure not just the artist's emotions, yet our personal. Discussing functionality artwork, portray, and images, Doyle offers new views on artists together with Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the problem of writing approximately tough artworks, she indicates how those artists paintings with emotions as a way to query our assumptions approximately id, intimacy, and expression. They install the complexity of emotion to degree the burden of historical past, and to deepen our feel of the place and the way politics occurs in modern artwork.

Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and the way emotion circulates in and round artwork. all through, she supplies readers welcoming issues of access into artistic endeavors that they could in the beginning locate off-putting or confrontational. Doyle bargains new perception into how the discourse of controversy serves to close down dialogue approximately this aspect of up to date artwork perform, and counters with a severe language that enables the reader to simply accept emotional depth to be able to examine from it.

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Queer/Early/Modern (Series Q) by Carla Freccero

By Carla Freccero

In Queer/Early/Modern, Carla Freccero, a number one student of early sleek ecu reviews, argues for a examining perform that bills for the queerness of temporality, for how prior, current, and destiny time look out of series and in discussion in our brooding about background and texts. Freccero takes factor with New Historicist debts of sexual identification that declare to admire ancient proprieties and to derive identification different types from the earlier. She urges us to determine how the indeterminacies of subjectivity present in literary texts problem identitarian buildings and he or she encourages us to learn another way the relation among historical past and literature. Contending that the time period “queer,” in its indeterminacy, issues the best way towards substitute moral interpreting practices that do justice to the aftereffects of the previous as they survive within the current, Freccero proposes a version of “fantasmatic historiography” that brings jointly historical past and fable, previous and current, occasion and affect.

Combining feminist concept, queer idea, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and literary feedback, Freccero takes up a sequence of theoretical and ancient concerns relating to debates in queer idea, feminist conception, the historical past of sexuality, and early smooth reports. She juxtaposes readings of early and overdue glossy texts, discussing the lyric poetry of Petrarch, Louise Labé, and Melissa Ethridge; David Halperin’s tackle Michel Foucault through Apuleius’s The Golden Ass and Boccaccio’s Decameron; and France’s family accomplice laws in reference to Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron. Turning to French cleric Jean de Léry’s account, released in 1578, of getting witnessed cannibalism and spiritual rituals in Brazil a few 20 years prior and to the twentieth-century Brandon Teena case, Freccero attracts on Jacques Derrida’s thought of spectrality to suggest either an ethics and a style of interpretation that recognizes and is galvanized via the haunting of the current through the past.

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Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian by Steven Seidman

By Steven Seidman

homosexual lifestyles has turn into more and more open within the final decade. In past the Closet , Steven Seidman, a widely known writer and best pupil in sexuality, is the 1st to chronicle this way of life swap and to examine the lives of latest gays and lesbians to work out how their "out" prestige has replaced. This compelling, well-written, and shrewdpermanent account is a crucial breakthrough for the homosexual and lesbian community.

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Same-Sex Marriage, Context, and Lesbian Identity: Wedded but by Julie Whitlow,Patricia Ould

By Julie Whitlow,Patricia Ould

This publication demonstrates that daily interactions and struggles over the proper phrases to take advantage of are on the center of the event of these in same-sex marriages. At a time while same-sex marriage is at the cusp of changing into felony around the usa, the authors reveal via in-depth interviews and wealthy survey information how using courting phrases through married lesbians is tied to quite a few elements that impression how their identities are formed and awarded throughout social contexts. through wealthy anecdotes of the way married lesbians navigate the social sphere via their assorted use or avoidance of using the time period wife, this quantity is offers groundbreaking insights into how social switch is being developed and made experience of via an exam of real-life interactions with friends and family, at the task, and throughout carrier and informal encounters.

The authors introduce us to the concept that of contextual identity to provide an explanation for how background and social context encourage cultural switch. This first-of-its-kind research demonstrates how the 1st lesbians to marry have navigated recognition and rejection, lack of confidence and political power via their use of language in day-by-day interactions. This booklet would certainly resonate with someone drawn to figuring out how married lesbians are providing themselves at this old juncture the place social switch and linguistic nuance are colliding.

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The Makeup of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Essays on the Queen of by Jim Daems

By Jim Daems

commence your engines—for the thrill, controversy and lifestyles classes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its by-product, RuPaul’s DragU. This overseas choice of unique essays significantly examines the exhibits’ illustration of drag in the contexts of the truth television style and LGBTQ issues.
individuals specialise in the constitution of the 2 courses, the subversive nature of drag itself, the remedy of trans contestants, the problems of race, the language and the exhibits’ dealing with of LGBTQ political concerns. A finished dialogue is supplied of the indicates’ premise, the host and the contestants via six seasons of Drag Race and the 3 seasons of DragU.

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