Gay Conservatives: Group Consciousness and Assimilation by Kenneth Cimino W

By Kenneth Cimino W

realize why LGBT electorate help conservative political structures that don’t gain the LGBT community

Recent stories express that nearly all of the LGBT neighborhood considers itself politically liberally. but approximately 25% of all LGBT citizens helped re-elect George W. Bush in 2004—who are those humans and why did they make that selection? homosexual Conservatives examines why conservative LGBTs subscribe to political teams and help political applicants that not just don’t want regulations that gain the LGBT neighborhood, yet from time to time, suggest prejudicial regulations. This thought-provoking booklet appears on the impression of “group attention” on conservative LGBTs and the way it impacts political energy and social development.

Gay Conservatives makes use of either quantitative and qualitative reports that middle on conservative LGBTs inside of within the LGBT group, whereas utilizing facts amassed on liberal LGBTs for comparability reasons. Log Cabin Republicans and StoneWall Democrats in different towns have been interviewed and an internet survey of greater than 1,000 LGBTs was once carried out by way of the Gill starting place so one can comprehend the political id of conservative LGBTs and the way it matches into the larger photo within the LGBT neighborhood. The booklet examines how—and why—conservative LGBT task conflicts with the final pursuits of the group, together with the “constitutional” rights of LGBT participants to marry, no matter if LGBTs may be allowed to serve brazenly within the usa army, and no matter if nation and native governments may still play a extra major position in facing hate crimes directed on the LGBT community.

Topics mentioned in homosexual Conservatives include:

  • crew recognition and minority identity
  • pluralism
  • David Truman
  • the gay id stages
  • the historical past of the homosexual liberation movement
  • making a crew identity
  • the Mattachine Society
  • Stonewall
  • the influence of AIDS
  • the increase of “Queer Nation”
  • the problems of “coming out”
  • and masses more

Gay Conservatives is an enlightening and academic learn for a person drawn to politics and the political habit of electorate within the United States.

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Queer in Russia: A Story of Sex, Self, and the Other by Laurie Essig

By Laurie Essig

In Queer in Russia Laurie Essig examines the formation of homosexual identification and neighborhood within the former Soviet Union. As a sociological fieldworker, she started her study throughout the past due Nineteen Eighties, earlier than any form of a public queer identification existed in that kingdom. After a decade of engaging in interviews, in addition to gazing and studying performs, books, pop track, and graffiti, Essig provides the 1st sustained research of the way and why there has been no Soviet homosexual group or maybe homosexual identification sooner than perestroika and the measure to which this example has—or has not—changed.
While male gay acts have been criminalized in Russia sooner than 1993, ladies interested in ladies have been policed through the clinical group, who observed them much less as criminals than as diseased folks most likely cured through drug treatment or transsexual surgical procedure. After describing bills of pre-perestroika persecution, Essig examines the newer kingdom of sexual identities in Russia. even though the autumn of communism introduced new freedom to Russian queers, there are nonetheless no indicators of a mass circulate forming round the factor, and few determine themselves as lesbians or homosexual males, even if they're thinking about same-sex kinfolk. Essig does display, even if, bright manifestations of homosexual lifestyles chanced on on the neighborhood level—in eating places, discos, golf equipment, and cruising strips, in newspapers, journals, literature, and the theater. Concluding with a strong exploration of the staggering affinities among a few of Russia’s so much sought after nationalists and its queers, Queer in Russia fills a spot in either Russian and cultural studies.

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Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain (Film Theory in by Matthew Tinkcom

By Matthew Tinkcom

Queer concept and Brokeback Mountain examines queer conception because it has emerged some time past 3 many years and discusses how Brokeback Mountain could be understood in the course of the phrases of this box of scholarship and activism. equipped into components, within the first part the writer discusses key canonical texts inside of queer concept, together with the paintings of writers as Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. He presents an old account of the questions those students have posed to our knowing of sexualities-both normative and non-normative-in the heritage and in modern existence, in addition to a dialogue of the theories of sexuality and gender provided through those students as those phenomena form the reports of guys and girls within the genital, physically, erotic, discursive, and cultural dimensions.
The moment half examines Ang Lee's 2005 characteristic movie, Brokeback Mountain, which will comprehend the claims and insights of queer conception. Tracing the film's variation via screenwriter Larry McMurtry of Annie Proulx's 1997 brief tale of an analogous identify, this part of the publication examines the film's narrative approximately working-class males within the rural mid-20th-century U.S. and the meanings of the sexual and emotional bond among the pair that develops over the process decades.

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Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the by Lisa L. Moore

By Lisa L. Moore

Refuting normally held ideals inside of women’s and lesbian background, feminist conception, and histories of the unconventional, Dangerous Intimacies demanding situations the concept that intercourse among girls was once incredible in British tradition sooner than the past due 19th century. Lisa L. Moore argues that literary representations of girl sexual agency—and specifically "sapphic" relationships among women—were crucial to eighteenth-century debates over English nationwide id. Moore indicates how the novel’s illustration of women’s "romantic friendships"—both platonic and sexual—were encoded inside of wider social issues relating to race, country, and colonialist ventures.
Moore demonstrates that intimacy among girls used to be vividly imagined within the British eighteenth century as not just chaste and virtuous, but additionally insistently and unavoidably sexual. She seems at cases of sapphism in such novels as Millenium Hall, Memoirs of a lady of Pleasure, Belinda, and Emma and analyzes how the recent literary type of the radical made the bourgeois heroine’s winning negotiation of woman friendship crucial to the institution of her advantage. Moore additionally examines representations of sapphism during the sweeping fiscal and political adjustments of the interval and claims that middle-class readers’ identifications with the heroine’s advantage helped the novel’s bourgeois viewers justify the violent bases in their new prosperity, together with slavery, colonialism, and bloody nationwide rivalry.
In revealing the fight over sapphism on the middle of those novels of girl friendship—and on the center of England’s nationwide identity—Moore exhibits how female sexual service provider emerged as a massive cultural strength in post-Enlightenment England

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Now You See It by Richard Dyer

By Richard Dyer

Revised for this moment variation, Now you notice It, Richard Dyer’s groundbreaking learn of movies via and approximately lesbians and homosexual males, now comprises an summary of advancements in queer cinema in view that 1990.

Placing the e-book inside lesbian and homosexual movie heritage, Dyer examines wide-spread titles similar to Girls in Uniform, Un Chant D’Amour and Word is Out of their lesbian/gay context, in addition to bringing to mild many different forgotten, yet outstanding movies. each one movie is tested intimately on the subject of either movie sort and culture, and the sexual tradition during which it used to be made.

Now that includes a new creation by way of Juliane Pidduck, it will be a great relief to cinema and movie reviews courses.

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Judith Butler (Routledge Critical Thinkers) by Sara Salih

By Sara Salih

because the ebook of Gender Trouble in 1990, Judith Butler has revolutionised our figuring out of identities and the ways that they're developed. This quantity examines her serious idea via key texts, touching upon such concerns as:
* The subject
* Gender
* Sex
* Language
* The Psyche
With transparent discussions of the context and effect of Butler's paintings and an in depth consultant to extra analyzing, this publication deals an outstanding creation to at least one of the main influential severe thinkers writing today.

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Rebel at Large: The Diary of Confederate Deserter Philip Van by Philip Van Buskirk,B.R. Burg

By Philip Van Buskirk,B.R. Burg

This diary is among the most unique produced throughout the Civil struggle since it includes little or no approximately army lifestyles. Early within the struggle Van Buskirk deserted his regiment, operating as a schoolmaster, farmhand, and informal laborer. He wrote of the discomfort civilians persevered by the hands of contending armies. yet he additionally came across time to chronicle his fascination with good-looking younger lads he encountered in the course of his lifestyles as a deserter—unwittingly delivering sleek readers an illuminating glimpse of sophistication modifications and sexual mores. Naval, social and sexual historians, particularly, will locate a lot priceless resource material.

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Dry Bones Breathe: Gay Men Creating Post-AIDS Identities and by John Dececco Phd

By John Dececco Phd

Dry Bones Breathe: homosexual males growing Post-AIDS Identities and Cultures breaks new flooring in delivering an unique and insightful interpretation of homosexual men’s transferring adventure of the AIDS epidemic. From Dry Bones Breathe, you’ll achieve a deeper figuring out of present group debates keen on circuit events, unprotected intercourse, and homosexual men’s sexual cultures, and you'll find out how social, political, and biomedical alterations are dramatically reworking homosexual identities and cultures.

Dry Bones Breathe is Eric Rofes’explosive follow-up to Reviving the Tribe, a publication which broke open debates in homosexual groups worldwide approximately intercourse, identification, and homosexual men’s dating to AIDS. during this quantity, Rofes contends that the majority homosexual males now not adventure AIDS because the drawback they did throughout the Eighties. homosexual males usually characteristic this shift to the appearance of protozoa inhibitors, yet Rofes explains how different elements, together with the epidemic’s estimated trajectory, new remedies for opportunistic infections, the passage of time, and the expanding range of homosexual males inhabiting groups during the kingdom have set in movement the transformation of homosexual existence.

AIDS companies and homosexual leaders, notwithstanding, proceed to claim that homosexual males adventure AIDS as an emergency, leading to an important dissonance among homosexual leaders and their groups. in the course of this controversy, Dry Bones Breathe permits you to percentage in tales of desire and restoration and a brand new imaginative and prescient for AIDS paintings that calls for an intensive remodel of prevention, care, and activism. Dry Bones Breathe tackles a number of different concerns about the robust shifts happening in homosexual groups and cultures by:

  • explaining why an knowing of the phrases “post-AIDS” and “post-crisis” is important to studying modern homosexual male cultures and what Australian prevention theorists need to supply homosexual males within the United States
  • describing the “Protozoa second” and exploring how a deadly obsession with prescription drugs is top many to mistakenly characteristic all alterations in homosexual men’s cultures to mixture therapies
  • examining the writings of Larry Kramer, Andrew Sullivan, Michelangelo Signorile, and Gabriel Rightly to demonstrate how the obstacle build has unleashed a backlash opposed to homosexual sexual cultures
  • discussing the dramatic diminution in homosexual men’s AIDS-related deaths in epicenter towns and the effect of shrinking obituary pages on homosexual men’s psychological health
  • exploring the various relationships to the epidemic cast via younger homosexual males, homosexual males of colour, homosexual males from rural or small cities, and middle-aged males now not contaminated with HI
  • detailing how hello prevention and repair organisations focusing on homosexual males needs to redecorate their project and restructure their work

    In reaction to carrying on with efforts to direct homosexual males again right into a kingdom of emergency, Dry Bones Breathe means that long term prevention efforts has to be built round anything except a main issue. whereas AIDS enterprises examine homosexual men’s decreased participation in AIDS activism, Rofes argues that those firms should still face how they've got distanced themselves from the truth of so much homosexual men’s lives. From tales and reports filled with desire, anger, disappointment, and power, Dry Bones Breathe will train you approximately homosexual males who not base their identities and cultures completely round AIDS.

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Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (NONE) by Nicholas M Teich

By Nicholas M Teich

Written via a social employee, renowned educator, and transgender guy, this well-rounded source combines an obtainable portrait of transgenderism with a wealthy background of transgender lifestyles and special stories of discrimination. the 1st consultant to regard transgenderism as a special subject of analysis, this article strikes past mere anecdote and suggestions for medical perform to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture.

Chapters introduce transgenderism and its mental, actual, and social techniques. They describe the arriving out method and its impact on friends and family; the connection among sexual orientation and gender and the diversities among transsexualism and lesser-known forms of transgenderism; the features of Gender identification disease; and the advance of the transgender flow. every one bankruptcy explains how transgender contributors deal with their gender identification, how others view it in the context of "normal" society, and the way the transitioning of genders is made attainable. The booklet good points males who turn into ladies, girls who develop into males, and people who stay in among and past conventional classifications. Written for associates, kinfolk, scholars, and pros, this source works as a stand by myself textual content for social paintings and gender experiences classes in addition to a supportive textual content for sociologists, psychologists, and medical practitioners. a different specialise in matters affecting transgender early life, besides a word list of key phrases and necessary assets, makes this a great advisor for more youthful audiences in addition to these invested of their care.

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Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire by Amy Villarejo

By Amy Villarejo

In Ethereal Queer, Amy Villarejo deals a traditionally engaged, theoretically refined, and sometimes own account of ways television representations of queer lifestyles have replaced because the medium has advanced because the Nineteen Fifties. not easy the frequent view that LGBT characters didn't make a sustained visual appeal on tv until eventually the Eighties, she attracts on cutting edge readings of television exhibits and community data to bare queer television’s long, wealthy, and sundry historical past. Villarejo is going past issues approximately representational accuracy. She tracks how altering depictions of queer lifestyles, in courses from Our pass over Brooks to The L Word, relate to alterations in enterprise types and applied sciences, together with modes of supply and reception akin to cable, electronic video recording, and on-line streaming. In so doing, she provides a daring new strategy to comprehend the historical past of television.

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