Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America by Angelia R. Wilson

By Angelia R. Wilson

Offers an research of the political financial system of care so as to clarify how lesbian and homosexual electorate in Europe take advantage of equality greater than these within the United States.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and homosexual pleasant (and Why the United States by no means Will Be) examines the diversities in politics, coverage, and tradition in prime Western democracies and provides a proof as to why lesbian and homosexual voters in Europe attain extra merits of equality. This research of the political financial system of care calls awareness to the ways that care is negotiated by way of a variety of traders (the nation, households, participants, and the faith-based voluntary zone) and the ability dynamics of this negotiation.

Historically, Christian church buildings were major fundamental traders in care, supplying an instantaneous security internet for kids and the aged. regardless of ecu secularization, the involvement of the Christian church elites in either the supply of carrier and the surroundings of the values body for welfare can't be underestimated. The ancient involvement of Christian church buildings is exclusive in each one state, yet one universal issue is the normative interpretation of “the family.” The position of Christian values—from left-leaning social justice, Reformed Protestant individualism, or social conservatism—in relation to the political economic climate of care provides a particular taste to questions about below what conditions policymakers are pressured, or now not, to extend regulations to incorporate lesbian and homosexual citizens.

“In her energetic and interesting type, [Wilson] bargains the reader a perfectly transparent and compelling account of the variations in politics, coverage and tradition that gives solutions to the booklet title’s query. this is often an incredible publication, delivering us a greater take hold of of the conceptual complexities and political demanding situations that hold upon the subject of lesbian and homosexual inclusion in numerous kingdom states and why our knowing of this matters.” — Times larger Education

“Why is Europe lesbian and homosexual friendly—and why will the U.S. by no means be? Angelia R. Wilson, during this admirable ebook, unearths solutions to this query in unforeseen locations: the background of state-church kinfolk, Europe’s unmarried industry rules, the situation of care. via casting her highbrow internet that large, she bargains even more than a solution to her ebook title’s query, and the reader earnings not anything lower than a stronger knowing of the political and ethical complexity of social citizenship in Europe and America.” — Philip Manow, coeditor of Religion, type Coalitions, and Welfare States

“The excellent news: Wilson’s cutting edge argument is persuasive—‘gay and lesbian pleasant’ guidelines must be understood within the context of the political financial system of care. during this manner, she creatively provides to such traditional suspects, as religiosity, in evaluating kingdom guidelines approximately sexual inclusion. The undesirable information: for the entire information approximately homosexual marriage, the united states nonetheless doesn't pop out well.” — Joan C. Tronto, coeditor of Women reworking Politics: an alternate Reader

“Angelia R. Wilson’s comparative examine of rules affecting the healthiness of lesbian and homosexual electorate in Europe and the U.S. is punctiliously grounded within the literature of political technological know-how. at the query of why eu social coverage is extra supportive and along with lesbians and homosexual males than is correct of the U.S., she marshals essentially qualitative facts that's analyzed from a number of theoretical angles to arrive her end. The views constructed during this paintings will give a contribution to shaping the process destiny debates over the query of the way most sensible to develop the rights and healthiness of all citizens.” — Charles W. Gossett, California kingdom college, Sacramento

Angelia R. Wilson is Professor of Politics on the college of Manchester, uk. She is the writer of Below the Belt: Sexuality, faith and the yank South.

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Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go by Michelle Gibson,Deborah Meem

By Michelle Gibson,Deborah Meem

What are the meanings in the back of developed lesbian identities?

This targeted assortment brings jointly writing, images, paintings, and poetry approximately lesbian butch and femme gender. Femme/Butch: New issues of how we wish to pass distinguishes itself through celebrating a large span of highbrow engagement, from mirrored image to standard educational paintings, together with either disciplinary and interdisciplinary techniques.

as well as extra “serious” writing, lesbian comediennes provide their irreverent takes on femme/butch during this booklet. Their views are nearly by no means present in educational guides, yet what Lea DeLaria, Vickie Shaw, Karen Williams, and different edgy comics need to say approximately femme/butch sexuality merits to be heard. You’ll additionally locate that Femme/Butch is vital for the worldwide standpoint it brings to lesbian gender. With chapters all in favour of lesbians in chinese language cultures and at the rising lesbian group in Bulgaria, this ebook explores the position of femme/butch identity in cultures with out recognizable lesbian associations.

listed here are many of the questions the individuals to Femme/Butch study during this awesome ebook:

  • Can idea approximately femme/butch exist within the electrical realm of intercourse and sexuality, or does conception inevitably neutralize sexuality?
  • What position does pop culture play in supporting us to theorize approximately lesbian gender?
  • What are the relationships among historical past and femme/butch lesbian gender?
  • Does lesbian id improvement are available person levels or is it extra of a free-flowing method?
  • How does social type relate to how we predict approximately femme/butch race, ethnicity, and butch-femme?

Femme/Butch is a perfect consultant to realizing:

  • the similarities among stone-butch and transgender identities—using Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues as a reference element
  • the erotically resignified roles of Mommy, Daddy, lady, and boy in butch-femme
  • femme/butch problems with strength, belief, love, and loss
  • the “female husbands” of the 18th century and their “wives”
  • the meanings of cross-dressing for lesbians
  • the diversity of lesbian-queer genders—butch, femme, androgynous, and “other”
  • and masses more!

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Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Strengths-Based by Michael M. Kocet

By Michael M. Kocet

Counseling homosexual males, youth, & Boys: A Strengths-Based advisor for supporting execs and Educators provides practitioners and educators with serious details had to aid navigate the healing and academic terrain of operating with homosexual men. whereas different books handle a extensive diversity of concerns while operating with LGBTQ participants, this quantity devotes its concentration to the categorical wishes of homosexual boys, teenagers, and males. This publication additionally offers a massive point of view approximately people who establish as bisexual and transgender, and examines the intersection among gender and sexual orientation. Readers will locate useful assets, instruments, and scientific case experiences for psychological well-being practitioners, execs at school settings, educators, directors, and clinical team of workers serving homosexual men.

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Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? by Lori B. Girshick

By Lori B. Girshick

a girl raping one other lady is unthinkable. this isn't how ladies behave, society tells us. Our criminal procedure isn't really outfitted to deal with woman-to-woman sexual attack, our women's providers should not have the assets or maybe the phrases to arrive out to its sufferers, and our lesbian and homosexual groups face hurdles in acknowledging its life. Already facing complicated concerns relating to their sexual identities, and regularly beaten by means of disgrace, lesbian and bisexual survivors of such violence are one of the so much remoted of crime sufferers.

In a piece that's bound to stir controversy, Lori B. Girshick exposes the stunning, hidden truth of woman-to-woman sexual violence and offers voice to the abused. Drawing on a national survey and in-depth interviews, Girshick explores the reports and reflections of seventy ladies, documenting what occurred to them, how they answered, and whether or not they got any support to deal with the emotional effect in their attack. the writer discusses how the lesbian group has silenced survivors of sexual violence as a result of myths of lesbian utopia, and considers what function societal homophobia, biphobia, and heterosexism has performed during this silencing. starting from date and acquaintance rape, to family sexual abuse by means of companions, to sexual harassment within the office, those particular and harrowing tales offer a fuller figuring out of woman-to-woman sexual violence than exists at any place else.

This provocative booklet deals much-needed insights on an issue infrequently mentioned within the literature on household violence, and it does so with compassion. mainly, it recommends how corporations can top offer prone, outreach, and therapy to survivors of woman-to-woman rape and lesbian battering, utilizing feedback by means of the survivors themselves.

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For the Gay Stage: A Guide to 456 Plays, Aristophanes to by Drewey Wayne Gunn

By Drewey Wayne Gunn

prior surveys of the homosexual theatrical repertoire have focused on performs produced on Broadway or in London’s West finish. This finished consultant is going way past those previous stories by means of introducing productions from Off Broadway, from neighborhood theaters within the U.S. and U.K., and from eire, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. additionally integrated are Puerto Rican, Indian and Filipino performs written in English, in addition to translations from different languages. good over 1/2 the works mentioned right here look for the 1st time in the sort of study.

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Caregiving with Pride by Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

By Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

Groundbreaking info for caregivers—and these receiving care

It is extra universal now than ever sooner than for companions, family, and buddies to supply casual care, but caregiving within the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups has acquired little recognition. Caregiving with Pride is the pioneering exam of caregiving studies within the LGBT inhabitants. this significant textual content additionally offers a frank dialogue of the problems desirous about desiring and receiving care to boot. complete and up to date, this either a well timed account of a massive box and functional details for imposing swap.

Unique in its concentration and scope, Caregiving with Pride deals readers unique examine and new summaries and analyses of latest literature. With a wide-ranging technique that's either readable and enlightening, this crucial assortment acknowledges the altering nature of households as important to the problems of caregiving and LGBT groups. It positive factors articles that insist on and illustrate the significance of taking either identification concerns and socio-cultural coverage contexts of caregiving into consideration. whereas keeping a multifaceted biopsychosocial standpoint that's serious to realizing the various elements of this subject, members speak about:

  • the occurrence of caregiving with LGBT groups
  • health concerns and the desires of these requiring care
  • the specific threat and protecting components impacting HIV/AIDS caregivers
  • the mental results - optimistic and unfavorable - of caregiving
  • family and private - “chosen relatives” - relationships
  • interactions with formal structures of overall healthiness and long term care
  • effects of heritage and social stigma on these wanting and giving care
  • how present social guidelines bog down LGBT humans of their entry to care
  • the methods confirmed scientific guidance prevent LGBT caregivers of their efforts to assist
  • existing interventions and possibilities to raised sever those groups
  • and a lot more!
While Caregiving with Pride presents a close standpoint of the present kingdom of this frequently ignored box, it additionally seems forward and descriptions a pragmatic, useable blueprint for destiny study, providers, and rules in marginalized groups.

As an informative stand-alone source, Caregiving with Pride is vital for gerontologists, sociologists, historians, social employees, psychologists, educators, researchers, and coverage makers. furthermore, this assortment is perfect as a supplementary textual content for college students of getting older, ladies reports, GLBT reports, sociology, and wellbeing and fitness experiences in addition to the bigger GLBT community.

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Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980–1983 by Tim Lawrence

By Tim Lawrence

As the Nineteen Seventies gave solution to the 80s, New York's social gathering scene entered a ferociously creative interval characterised via its creativity, depth, and hybridity. Life and loss of life at the long island Dance Floor chronicles this tumultuous time, charting the sonic and social eruptions that came about within the city’s subterranean social gathering venues in addition to the way in which they cultivated leap forward activities in artwork, functionality, video, and picture. Interviewing DJs, celebration hosts, manufacturers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Tim Lawrence illustrates how the particularly discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes grew to become marked by way of their point of plurality, interplay, and convergence. He additionally explains how the moving city panorama of recent York supported the cultural renaissance earlier than gentrification, Reaganomics, company intrusion, and the unfold of AIDS introduced this gritty and protean time and position in American tradition to a bothered denouement.

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Gender and Sexual Identity: Transcending Feminist and Queer by Julie L. Nagoshi,Craig T. Nagoshi,Stephan/ie Brzuzy

By Julie L. Nagoshi,Craig T. Nagoshi,Stephan/ie Brzuzy

the 1st complete presentation of an explicitly transgender idea. This thought is going past feminist and queer thought by means of incorporating the assumption of fluid embodiment and lived event in conceptualizing gender and sexual id. past constructing a formula of transgender idea that includes the socially built, embodied, and self-constructed facets of id within the narrative of lived reports, the authors speak about the results of this “trans-identity thought” for conception, examine, and practice.

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Transsexualism: Illusion and Reality (Disseminations: by Colette Chiland

By Colette Chiland

Transsexualism is a stimulating, proactive and demanding e-book. Colette Chiland doesn't again clear of tricky concerns. She forces we all to examine our assumptions approximately t5ranssexualism and to re-evaluate what gender and intercourse particularly suggest' - Christine Ware, writer of the place identification used to be: tough Normalization in Psychoanalysis

'In a nutshell, the ebook deals a much-needed replacement view of transsexuality from a psychiatric and ecu perspective… Chiland's fascinating and good offered booklet is a valued reminder of ways diversified a similar subject can look in another viewpoint' - Transgender Tapestry

Colette Chiland indicates a masterful and encyclopedic wisdom of transsexualism, drawing jointly the insights of intensity psychology, psychoanalysis, background, anthropology and sociology for rethinking transsexualism when it comes to identification, subjectivity and the broader socio-historical global. This e-book is written with substantial precision on complicated, technical matters, when even as protecting the wider query of the connection among transsexualism and society firmly in mind.

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Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an by Pauline A. Phipps

By Pauline A. Phipps

Successful yet self-tormented, English academic pioneer Constance Maynard (1849–1935) was once a deeply spiritual evangelical Christian whose own atonement theology demanded that one face up to carnal emotions to accomplish own salvation. because the founding father of Westfield university on the college of London, Maynard championed women’s entry to a school schooling. because the college’s first relevant, she additionally engaged in a string of passionate relationships with collage ladies within which she imagined love as God’s present in addition to a attempt of her faith.

Using Maynard’s wide own papers, specifically her diaries and autobiography, Pauline A. Phipps examines how the language of her religion provided Maynard the capacity with which to carve out an self sufficient profession and to forge a unique same-sex sexual self-consciousness in an period whilst middle-class girls have been anticipated to be subservient to males and limited to the house. Constance Maynard’s Passions is the interesting account of a existence which confounds the standard different types of religion, gender, and sexuality.

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