Category: Lgbtq

  • Queer Writing: Homoeroticism in Jean Genet's Fiction

    Queer Writing offers the 1st full-length learn of homoeroticism in Jean Genet's fiction. It indicates how the idea of writing elaborated in his paintings presents a brand new technique to comprehend gay literature, now not because the inscription of a sturdy sexual subjectivity yet because the mobilization of a perverse dynamic in the textual content.
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  • What Are Men Made Of: An Inquiry into Trans and FTM Masculinities

    By Jeff Lloyd

    My fundamental curiosity during this examine is learning how masculinity is constructedin an
    individual. i made a decision that for this examine venture i needed to interview FTM, butch,
    genderqueer, male, and masculine members. I selected to take advantage of qualitative learn
    methods for this venture. I carried out tape-recorded interviews with six of the 9
    participants. The individuals shared their existence histories with me focusing particularly on
    their gender id improvement. I used integrative feminisms educated through queer idea
    and psychoanalysis to investigate and interpret the knowledge that the members supplied
    me. i discovered the members had a few important insights approximately gender embodiment
    and discrimination in line with gender id.
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  • So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

    By Nalo Hopkinson

    So lengthy Been Dreaming: Postcolonial technology Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of unique new tales by means of prime African, Asian, South Asian and Aboriginal authors, in addition to North American and British writers of color.

    Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. author and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the technological know-how fiction/fantasy style “speaks a lot in regards to the event of being alienated yet includes so little writing by way of alienated humans themselves.” It’s an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan target to right with this anthology.

    The publication depicts imagined futures from the views of writers linked to what could loosely be termed the “third world.” It comprises tales which are daring, ingenious, edgy; tales which are situated within the worlds of the “developing” international locations; tales that dare to dream what we'd boost into.

    The wealth of postcolonial literature has incorporated many that have written insightfully approximately their pasts and offers. With So lengthy Been Dreaming they creatively deal with their futures.

    Contributors comprise: Opal Palmer Adisa, Tobias Buckell, Wayde Compton, Hiromi Goto, Andrea Hairston, Tamai Kobayashi, Karin Lowachee, devorah significant, Carole McDonnell, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Eden Robinson, Nisi scarf, Vandana Singh, Sheree Renée Thomas and Greg Van Eekhout.

    Nalo Hopkinson is the internationally-acclaimed writer of Brown woman within the Ring, Skin Folk, and Salt Roads. Her books were nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Tiptree, and Philip okay. Dick Awards; Skin Folk received an international myth Award and the Sunburst Award. Born in Jamaica, Nalo moved to Canada while she was once 16. She lives in Toronto.

    Uppinder Mehan is a pupil of technological know-how fiction and postcolonial literature. A South Asian Canadian, he presently lives in Boston and teaches at Emerson College.

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  • "You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (Queer Ideas/Queer Action)

    By Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, Michael Amico

    2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

    Breaks down the main normally held misconceptions approximately lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender humans and their lives

    In “You Can inform simply by Looking” three students and activists come jointly to unpack enduring, renowned, and deeply held myths approximately lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender humans, tradition, and existence in the USA. Myths, comparable to “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender everyone is Mentally Ill,” were used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT humans. Others, comparable to “Homosexuals Are Born That Way,” were embraced through LGBT groups and their allies. In discussing and dispelling those myths—including gay-positive ones—the authors problem readers to query their very own ideals and to grapple with the complexities of what it skill to be queer within the broadest social, political, and cultural feel.
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  • Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature

    By Emma Donoghue

    Emma Donoghue examines how wish among ladies in English literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway better halves, from cross-dressing knights to modern homicide tales. She appears on the paintings of these writers who've addressed the "unspeakable subject," interpreting even if same-sex wish is freakish or omnipresent, holy or evil, as she excavates a long-obscured culture of (inseparable) friendship among girls, person who is strangely critical to our cultural heritage. Donoghue explores the writing of Sade, Balzac, Hardy, Wilkie, Sayers, Highsmith and extra to bare the half-dozen contrasting girl-girl plots which were instructed and retold over the centuries; the mystical identities assigned to girls who hope different ladies; the ubiquity of same-sex appeal in crime fiction; and the modern narratives of popping out privately and publicly. Inseparable is a revelation of a centuries-old literary culture — exceptional, a laugh, and beforehand, intentionally overlooked.
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  • Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child

    By Michael C. LaSala

    The discovery baby is lesbian or homosexual can ship shockwaves via a kin. A mom will query how she's raised her son; a father will fear that his daughter will adventure discrimination. From the kid's standpoint, homosexual and lesbian adolescence worry their households will reject them and they will lose monetary and emotional aid. All in all, studying a baby is homosexual demanding situations long-held perspectives approximately sexuality and relationships, and the ensuing uncertainty can produce emotions of anger, resentment, and concern.

    Through a qualitative, multicultural research of sixty-five homosexual and lesbian young children and their mom and dad, Michael LaSala, a number one professional in this factor, outlines powerful, practice-tested interventions for households in transition. His examine finds fabulous results, resembling studying baby is gay can increase familial relationships, together with father-child relationships, whether a guardian reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation. via confronting emotions of melancholy, nervousness, and grief head on, LaSala formulates the simplest process for practitioners who desire to reestablish intimacy between kinfolk and safeguard relations connections—as good as person autonomy—well into the kid's maturation. by way of limiting his learn to folks and kids of a similar kinfolk, LaSala safely captures the reciprocal results of relatives interactions, selecting them as objectives for potent remedy. Coming Out, Coming Home is usually a beneficial textual content for households, allowing adjustment via relatable eventualities and analyses.

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  • Out In The South

    By Carlos Dews

    During this publication gays and lesbians from the Deep South to East Texas and Appalachia converse from shiny own adventure and switch an analytical eye at the South and its tradition. a few individuals research the facility of conventional Southern attitudes towards race and faith, and view the "don't ask, do not inform" perspective approximately homosexuality in a few groups (the "public secret"). different participants exhibit how homosexual tradition is prospering within the type of women's gala's, homosexual bars, and strange networks like that of Asian and Pacific Islanders in Atlanta. Out within the South is geared up into sections that target a important metaphor of area and placement. This grounds the ebook within the feel of the South as a different sector and within the inside/outside drawback confronted by means of many homosexual and lesbian Southerners as they negotiate their position in an often-inhospitable place of birth. writer be aware: Carlos L. Dews is affiliate Professor of English on the college of West Florida. he's the editor of Carson McCullers' unfinished autobiography, Illumination and evening Glare. Carolyn Leste legislations is Dissertation consultant within the Graduate institution at Northern Illinois college and an self sustaining pupil attracted to social justice. jointly, they edited This high-quality position to this point from domestic: Voices of teachers from the operating category (Temple).
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  • Parting Shot

    By Mary Calmes

    A topic of Time Story

    Life hasn't ever been effortless for Duncan Stiel. His early life used to be the stuff of nightmares, and his day activity as an undercover police officer forces him to conceal his precise self and infrequently lands him within the health center. So whilst he ultimately meets definitely the right guy, it comes as no shock that every little thing falls aside round him. What Duncan does not anticipate is that the toughest hurdle to recover from earlier than he could make a existence with Aaron Sutter is the single inside of himself.

    Everyone thinks Aaron has it all-looks, cash, reputation, and good fortune past degree. every person, that's, other than Aaron. on the finish of the day, the cameras cease flashing, neighbors return to their very own lives, corporation company is dealt with, and Aaron is often by myself. the instant he meets Duncan Stiel, Aaron understands he will do whatever to carry onto the larger-than-life detective. but if he realizes funds will not purchase him the final word happiness, Aaron must locate the power to provide Duncan whatever even more important-his heart.

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  • What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Latin America Otherwise)

    By Denise Brennan

    In destinations worldwide, intercourse tourism is a booming business. what is Love obtained to Do with It? is an in-depth exam of the motivations of employees, consumers, and others attached to the intercourse tourism company in Sosúa, a city at the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian ladies circulation to Sosúa to pursue intercourse paintings and describes how intercourse travelers, basically Europeans, come to Sosúa to shop for intercourse cost effectively and reside out racialized fantasies. For the intercourse employees, Brennan explains, the intercourse exchange is greater than a method of survival—it is an development procedure that hinges on their profitable “performance” of affection. a lot of those girls search to show a commercialized sexual transaction right into a long term courting that may result in marriage, migration, and a manner out of poverty.

    Illuminating the advanced international of Sosúa’s intercourse company in wealthy aspect, Brennan attracts on huge interviews not just with intercourse employees and consumers, but additionally with others who facilitate and enjoy the intercourse exchange. She weaves those voices into an research of Dominican fiscal and migration histories to contemplate the opportunities—or lack thereof—available to bad Dominican ladies. She exhibits how those girls, neighborhood actors stuck in an online of worldwide fiscal family, try and reap the benefits of the overseas males who're in Sosúa to exploit them. via her exact learn of the lives and dealing stipulations of the ladies in Sosúa’s intercourse alternate, Brennan increases vital questions on women’s energy, keep watch over, and possibilities in a globalized economy.

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  • The Dark Wife

    By Sarah Diemer

    Book Details:

    ISBN: 1461179939
    EAN: 9781461179931
    ASIN: 1461179939
    Publisher: CreateSpace self reliant Publishing Platform
    Publication Date: 2011-05-12
    Number of Pages: 264
    Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

    Synopsis from Amazon:

    Three thousand years in the past, a god advised a lie. Now, just a goddess can inform the reality. Persephone has every thing a daughter of Zeus may possibly want--except for freedom. She lives at the eco-friendly earth along with her mom, Demeter, transforming into up underneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. but if Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she stories anything new: selection. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the lifeless as a shaggy dog story. truthfully, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no good friend of Zeus. She deals Persephone sanctuary in her land of the useless, so the younger goddess may possibly get away her Olympian future. yet Persephone unearths greater than freedom within the underworld. She unearths love, and herself.

    GoodReads writer Information:

    Author Name: Sarah Diemer

    Author Description: I write approximately heroic, magical women who love ladies. YA writer of Golden Crown Award-winning THE darkish spouse (the lesbian, YA retelling of the Persephone fantasy) and TWIXT and co-author, with my notable spouse, writer Jennifer Diemer, of venture Unicorn: A Lesbian YA Extravaganza.

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