Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Queering the Pitch by Philip Brett,Elizabeth Wood,Gary C Thomas

By Philip Brett,Elizabeth Wood,Gary C Thomas

whilst the 1st variation of Queering the Pitch was once released in early 1994, it was once instantly hailed as a landmark and defining paintings within the new box of homosexual Musicology. In gentle of the explosion of homosexual Musicology seeing that 1994, a brand new version of Queering the Pitch is well timed and wanted. during this new paintings, the editors are together with a landmark essay by means of Philip Brett on homosexual Musicology, its background and scope. The essay itself has develop into a reason celebre, and this can be its first complete visual appeal in print. besides this new ancient essay, the editors are contributing a brand new creation that outlines the alterations that experience happened over the past decade as homosexual Musicology has grown.

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Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures) by Karen Tongson

By Karen Tongson

What queer lives, loves and percentages teem inside of suburbia’s little containers? relocating past the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocations bargains the 1st significant queer cultural research of sexuality, race and illustration within the suburbs. targeting the area humorists have known as “Lesser Los Angeles”—a international prototype for sprawl—Karen Tongson weaves via suburbia’s “nowhere”spaces to survey our spatial imaginaries: the cultured, inventive and well known fabrics of the hot suburbia.

Across southern California’s freeways, underneath its overpasses and simply past its winding cloverleaf interchanges, Tongson explores the improvisational information of queer suburban sociability, from multimedia artist Lynne Chan’s JJ Chinois initiatives and the enjoyment park night-clubs of Nineteen Eighties Orange County to the imperial legacies of the area often called the Inland Empire. through taking a difficult examine the cosmopolitanism traditionally thought of de rigeur for queer matters, whereas attractive with the so-called “New Suburbanism” that has captivated the nationwide imaginary in every little thing from way of life tendencies to electoral politics, Relocations noticeably revises our feel of the place to work out and consider queer of colour sociability, politics and desire.

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Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the by Kevin P. Murphy

By Kevin P. Murphy

In a 1907 lecture to Harvard undergraduates, Theodore Roosevelt warned opposed to changing into "too fastidious, too delicate to participate within the tough hurly-burly of the particular paintings of the world." Roosevelt asserted that schools should not "turn out mollycoddles rather than full of life men," and advised that "the weakling and the coward are misplaced in a powerful and loose community."

A paradigm of ineffectuality and weak spot, the mollycoddle used to be "all internal life," while his contrary, the "red blood," used to be a guy of motion. Kevin P. Murphy unearths how the preferred beliefs of yank masculinity coalesced round those exact different types. due to its similarity to the emergent "homosexual" sort, the mollycoddle turned a robust rhetorical determine, frequently used to marginalize and stigmatize definite political actors. problems with masculinity not just penetrated the world of the elite, in spite of the fact that. Murphy's heritage follows the redefinition of manhood throughout numerous sessions, in particular within the paintings of overdue nineteenth-century reformers, who trumpeted the virility of the laboring classes.

By highlighting this cross-class appropriation, Murphy demanding situations the oppositional version prevalent to symbolize the connection among political "machines" and social and municipal reformers on the flip of the 20 th century. He additionally revolutionizes our realizing of the gendered and sexual meanings hooked up to political and ideological positions of the innovative Era.

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Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in by Arnika Fuhrmann

By Arnika Fuhrmann

Through an exam of post-1997 Thai cinema and video paintings Arnika Fuhrmann indicates how vernacular Buddhist tenets, tales, and pictures mix with sexual politics in figuring present struggles over notions of personhood, sexuality, and collective existence. The drama, horror, background, and experimental artwork movies she analyzes draw on Buddhist-informed conceptions of impermanence and prominently function the motif of the feminine ghost. In those motion pictures the characters' eroticization within the spheres of loss and dying represents an improvisation at the Buddhist disavowal of attachment and highlights under-recognized woman and queer wish and patience. Her feminist and queer readings demonstrate the entangled relationships among movie, sexuality, Buddhist principles, and the Thai state's law of heteronormative sexuality. Fuhrmann thereby presents insights into the configuration of up to date Thailand whereas commencing up new chances for wondering queer personhood and femininity.

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Public Sex in a Latin Society by Jacobo Schifter

By Jacobo Schifter

discover the dangers and rewards of looking and having intercourse in public places!Public intercourse in a Latin Society is without doubt one of the first books to discover the lives of people that search for intercourse in public locations and the hazards involved--from homicide to HIV an infection. The publication examines why many homosexual males were murdered via intercourse staff who common public intercourse areas, corresponding to the parks, bathhouses, or saunas, and indicates a few easy protection ideas. Containing interviews with police officers, murderers, and intercourse employees, Public intercourse in a Latin Society explores the motivations for looking public intercourse, why homosexual males who've intercourse in public are often murdered, and the way those killings should be avoided. This eye-opening publication includes stories that study mechanisms for attack and crime and examines facts at the roles that sexual and actual abuse play in intercourse staff and their consumers. Public intercourse in a Latin Society explores Latin society's Catholic church-influenced detrimental view of homosexuality, explaining why homosexual males are visible because the similar of murderers and thieves, why the subject is censored within the media, and why buyer murders are infrequently investigated.Public intercourse in a Latin Society discusses the hazards dealing with public intercourse seekers and indicates guidance, resembling:

  • refrain from flaunting wealth or donning nice jewellery or outfits while trying to find public intercourse to diminish the probabilities of having mugged or bodily assaulted
  • never attempt to negotiate adjustments to the contract or approach to fee after sex--this can bring forth actual damage or perhaps loss of life
  • do no longer make advances or ask for sexual acts that weren't agreed upon and be specifically cautious approximately every little thing with regards to anal intercourse
  • never take medications or drink alcohol whereas looking intercourse on the way to be alert while you are attackedPublic intercourse in a Latin Society will give you a stunning research of ways public intercourse in Latin the USA has develop into a part of the Latin financial system with out advancing sexual liberation or social equality. This provocative and clever publication provides you with a greater knowing of Latin American sexual culture.

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Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernity (Palgrave by M. Rahman

By M. Rahman

This booklet addresses the expanding function of queer politics inside of kinds of Islamophobia, either through exploring the framing of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) matters as a key marker of western superiority and by means of determining the ways that Muslim homophobia contributes to this dialectic.

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Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique by Roderick A. Ferguson

By Roderick A. Ferguson

The sociology of race kin in the US often describes an intersection of poverty, race, and financial discrimination. yet what's lacking from the picture—sexual difference—can be as instructive as what's current. during this bold paintings, Roderick A. Ferguson unearths how the discourses of sexuality are used to articulate theories of racial distinction within the box of sociology. He indicates how canonical sociology—Gunnar Myrdal, Ernest Burgess, Robert Park, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and William Julius Wilson—has measured African Americans’s unsuitability for a liberal capitalist order when it comes to their adherence to the norms of a heterosexual and patriarchal version. in brief, to the level that African Americans’s tradition and behaviour deviated from these norms, they wouldn't in attaining fiscal and racial equality.

Aberrations in Black tells the tale of canonical sociology’s law of sexual distinction as a part of its common rules of African American tradition. Ferguson locations this tale inside different stories—the narrative of capital’s emergence and improvement, the histories of Marxism and progressive nationalism, and the novels that depict the gendered and sexual idiosyncrasies of African American culture—works by means of Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. In flip, this e-book attempts to offer one other story—one during which those that most likely show up the dysfunctions of capitalism are reconsidered as indictments of the norms of country, capital, and social technological know-how. Ferguson contains the first-ever dialogue of a brand new archival discovery—a never-published bankruptcy of Invisible Man that bargains with a homosexual personality in a fashion that complicates and illuminates Ellison’s venture.

Unique within the means it situates reviews of race, gender, and sexuality inside analyses of cultural, fiscal, and epistemological formations, Ferguson’s paintings introduces a brand new mode of discourse—which Ferguson calls queer of colour analysis—that is helping to put naked the mutual distortions of racial, fiscal, and sexual portrayals inside sociology.

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Modern Couples?: Continuity and Change in Heterosexual by Jenny van Hooff

By Jenny van Hooff

Have heterosexual relationships turn into extra intimate and equivalent over the last 40 years? easily positioned, this is often the principal query underpinning this booklet. in the context of overdue smooth social methods, together with so much significantly individualization and detraditionalization, authors comparable to Giddens, Beck and Beck-Gernsheim, and Bauman have come to target a posited transformation of non-public relationships. This has culminated in a sociological debate over the character of up to date relationships, with proponents of swap celebrating the emergence of an intimacy in accordance with own delight instead of conventional duties. Detractors reject this interpretation and as a substitute lament what they think about to be the destruction of dedication and the demoralisation of non-public relationships through the increase of individualism and consumerism. whereas those entrenched positions have ruled the talk, a 3rd, marginalised point of view has emerged, which questions the level to which modern relationships became detraditionalized, and emphasises facts of constant gender inequalities. This e-book is basically a qualitative empirical research of the alterations and continuities posited in the debate, which evaluates latest paintings and info the findings of van Hooff's examine into the relationships of 2 generations of hetero undefined. It offers the reader with a grounded interpretation of the facts, wondering to what quantity lived fact has matched the rhetoric inside of modern relationships.

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Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men by Lester B Brown

By Lester B Brown

Spirit humans is the first-ever examine social technological know-how examine exploration into the lives of yankee Indian lesbian girls and homosexual males. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender kinds in conventional American Indian tradition: women and men, not-men and not-women (persons of 1 organic intercourse assuming the identification of the other intercourse in a few form), and gays and lesbians. He brings jointly chapters that emphasize American Indian spirituality, current new views, and supply readers with a starting knowing of where of lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual Indians inside American Indian tradition and inside American society. This starting can help you recognize those certain humans and the distinct demanding situations and a number of prejudices they face.Traditionally, American Indian cultures confirmed nice admire and honor for substitute gender kinds, given that those have been believed to join the sacred internet of lifestyles. If the nice Spirit selected to create replacement sexualities or gender roles, who was once daring sufficient to oppose such energy? If one’s religious quest published one’s id to be that of not-woman, not-man, homosexual, or lesbian, who should still defy their calling? the translation of latest American Indian religions that homosexual American Indians hold sacred rights inside Indian cultures, and they can percentage this present with others, have implications for treatment, id formation, social pursuits, and basic human kin. Social staff and different human provider execs, American Indian reviews scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, and lesbian and homosexual students will locate Spirit humans enlightening and an important contribution to the advance interventions for oppressed teams that's ethnically and culturally delicate. in simple terms via figuring out the idea structures from which those oppressed teams come will you start to actually support them in attaining confident switch. you'll turn into greater outfitted to in particular aid homosexual and lesbian American Indians as you achieve perception into:

  • American Indian substitute gender styles
  • social carrier matters for American Indian lesbians and homosexual men
  • American Indian not-men and not-women and their determining ceremonies
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual identification development
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual literature
  • AIDS and American IndiansTwo Spirit humans is helping you notice that kinfolk and group recognition of lesbians and gays is feasible. The households of yankee Indian lesbians and gays don't frequently abandon them, hence assisting them face a often unaccepting American milieu. trying to this e-book and the yankee Indian point of view of other sexuality/gender types, American society as an entire can start to take a brand new method of the remedy and figuring out of different teams regularly held to the “outside” of yank mainstream society.

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Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives by Theresa Carilli,Jane Campbell,Kimiko Akita,Richard D.

By Theresa Carilli,Jane Campbell,Kimiko Akita,Richard D. Besel,Kristin Comeforo,Bruce E. Drushel,Jennifer Guthrie,Brittani Hidahl,Kristel Hladky,Richard Kenney,Zoe Kenney,Adrianne Kunkel,Lori Montalbano,Kristen Norwood,Valarie Schweisberger,Rachel Silverman,

Queer Media photographs: LGBT Perspectives offers fifteen chapters that deal with how the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered groups are depicted within the media. This assortment specializes in how the LGBT group has been silenced or given voice during the media. via a examine of queer media photographs, this publication scrutinizes LGBT media representations and the way those representations give a contribution to a discussion approximately civil rights for this marginalized neighborhood. whereas the verbal exchange self-discipline has been open to the LGBT group, there was a scarcity of released learn and a marginalizing or tokenizing of the queer voice. via a research of media representations, this certain assortment presents a photo into the problems surrounding LGBT identification in the course of a time whilst the safeguard of Marriage Act is termed into query and explores what it potential to review photos via a queer lens.

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