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Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black S...
by Rinaldo Walcott

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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Queer Returns returns us to the scene of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer through the lens of Black expression, identity, and the political. The essays question what it means to live in a multicultural society, how diaspora impacts identity and culture, and how the categories of queer and Black and Black queer complicate the political claims of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer politics. These essays return us to foundational assumptions, claims, and positions that require new questions without dogmatic answers.
Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain (Film Theory in Practice)
by Matthew Tinkcom

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English

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144

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April 06, 2017

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<i>Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain</i> examines queer theory as it has emerged in the past three decades and discusses how <i>Brokeback Mountain</i> can be understood through the terms of this field of scholarship and activism. Organized into two parts, in the first half the author discusses key canonical texts within queer theory, including the work of writers as Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. He provides an historical account of the questions these scholars have posed to our understanding of sexualities-both normative and non-normative-in the historical past and in contemporary life, as well as a discussion of the theories of sexuality and gender offered by these scholars as these phenomena shape the experiences of men and women in the genital, bodily, erotic, discursive, and cultural dimensions.<br />The second part examines Ang Lee's 2005 feature film, <i>Brokeback Mountain</i>, in order to understand the claims and insights of queer theory. Tracing the film's adaptation by screenwriter Larry McMurtry of Annie Proulx's 1997 short story of the same title, this portion of the book examines the film's narrative about two working-class men in the rural mid-20th-century U.S. and the meanings of the sexual and emotional bond between the pair that develops over the course of two decades.
Desde el tercer armario. El proceso de reconstrucción personal d...
by Bernardo Ruiz Figueroa

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Spanish

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184

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July 06, 2015

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<p>Los nuevos aires de tolerancia, respeto y libertad que viven hombres y mujeres LGTB en España permiten describir y sacar a la luz un fenómeno hasta hoy oculto pero por todos sabido: la existencia de hombres y mujeres gais que se embarcan en relaciones estables heterosexuales. El hecho real de que hay numerosos hombres y mujeres gais en matrimonios heterosexuales es un asunto tabú para la bibliografía heteronormativa. En efecto, por un lado, pondría en duda la presunta heterosexualidad de todo hombre o mujer casado con una persona de distinto sexo, y por otro lado, ser heterosexual u homosexual dejaría de ser fijo o definitorio a lo largo de una vida.<p>Este texto pone una primera piedra en ese camino. Hablamos de los hombres que tras una larga experiencia como heterosexuales deciden rehacer sus vidas como homosexuales. Es un proceso doloroso, que se vive en aislamiento y del que no existen estudios en lengua castellana.<p>Hemos querido darle voz a sus protagonistas, conscientes de que muchos hombres que viven hoy ese proceso buscan pautas, modelos y reflexiones que les ayuden, sobre todo, ante la temida salida del armario con los seres que más quieren y protegen, sus hijos. No lo tienen fácil, pues deben reescribir su pasado, reconocer la mentira que forjaron para esconder sus deseos y afectos ante todos sus conocidos, salir del tercer armario. Podemos encontrar libros sobre la revelación de la homosexualidad de los hijos a sus padres, pero el nuestro es el primero que plantea en profundidad la salida del armario de los padres a los hijos. Que no sea el último.</p>
Desobediencias. Cuerpos disidentes y espacios subvertidos en el a...
by Juan Vicente & G. Cortés...

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Spanish

Pages

200

Publication Date

March 02, 2015

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<p>La heterodoxia sexual en sus diferentes formas no ha contado en la historia del arte canónico con mucho predicamento. Pocas han sido las voces que se han atrevido a desafiar los discursos homófobos o tránsfobos.<p>Si la presencia de la disidencia sexual europea y norteamericana en el arte apenas ha tenido narradores, mucho menos ha sido el caso de las culturas árabes, africanas o asiáticas. El dominio colonial o neocolonial sigue teniendo un peso enorme en los relatos hegemónicos.<p>Este libro se centra en la producción artística que ha emergido de América Latina y de España. Lejos de cualquier afán exhaustivo se pretende sin embargo paliar de algún modo la invisibilidad en materia de desobediencia sexual en las prácticas artísticas latinoamericanas y españolas desde los años sesenta del siglo pasado hasta fechas recientes.<p>El eje central lo determina el examen de la cuestión del cuerpo y de las manifestaciones contestatarias que las prácticas artísticas han vehiculado en el campo de las distintas experiencias feministas y de aquellas que suponen una crítica al heterosexismo. Se aborda también la materialidad de los cuerpos en el ámbito de la ciudad. Por sus páginas desfilan experiencias y vivencias acaecidas en urbes tan distintas como Caracas, Madrid o Santiago de Chile poniendo de manifiesto cómo el espacio urbano condiciona y es condicionado por las prácticas de los cuerpos que lo habitan.<p>Identificar y señalar algunos de los espacios y de las acciones artísticas que han surgido en América Latina y en España es el reto que nos propusimos, siempre teniendo en mente la necesidad fundamental de que los cuerpos disidentes, vistos a través del caleidoscopio del arte, brillaran con luz propia.</p>
Apocalipsis queer. Elementos de teoría antisocial (Spanish Editi...
by Lorenzo Bernini

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Spanish

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224

Publication Date

February 08, 2016

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<p>La Escuela de Fráncfort, la reflexión feminista, Gilles Deleuze y Félix Guattari, además de Michel Foucault: hace mucho tiempo que la filosofía comprende cuánto es políticamente significativo el sexo y cuánto la modernidad occidental, en cambio, ha tratado de ocultar las diferencias sexuales bajo el principio de igualdad de todos los individuos frente a la ley. Habiendo surgido del doble trauma de la caída del muro de Berlín y de la crisis del SIDA, las teorías tratan de explicar en qué medida la mera existencia de lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transexuales, transgénero, intersexuales y asexuales representa un reto al liberalismo. Sin embargo, en el vigoroso florecimiento que el queer ha tenido en Italia durante los últimos años, lo que ha prevalecido ha sido una versión progresista y tranquilizadora de estas temáticas, derivadas especialmente del pensamiento de Michel Foucault y de Judith Butler y del diálogo entre el lesbofeminismo europeo y los estudios de género estadounidenses. Queda todavía en la sombra la corriente antisocial de las teorías queer, desarrollada sobre todo por pensadores gais como Leo Bersani y Lee Edelman, quienes, más que hacer de lo «sexual» una instancia de emancipación política, insisten acerca de las perturbadoras relaciones que estos entretejen con la pulsión de muerte, auguran la supresión del sujeto político en el gozo y son partidarios del fin de la civilización.<p>Con el intento de colmar una laguna, este libro discute críticamente el declive «apocalíptico» del queer, halla las premisas en la contestación de los años setenta (Guy Hocquenghem, Mario Mieli) y pone de relieve la radicalidad sobre el paisaje de fondo de la filosofía política clásica de la modernidad (Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant). Para suministrar una puesta en escena figurada del ataque que las existencias sexuales fuera de la norma representan para el imaginario político contemporáneo, el autor llama a la causa a los zombis gais del cine de Bruce LaBruce: «Cuando ya no quede sitio en el infierno, los muertos caminaremos por la tierra…».</p>
El desafío de la diversidad: Matrimonio igualitario, cambio de s...
by Dalia Goldman

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Spanish

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Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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Entre los fenómenos de mayor resonancia actual están los relacionados con lo que genéricamente llamamos "diversidad sexual". La creciente visibilidad de los grupos LGTB (lesbianas, gays, bi, y transexuales) y su lucha por la obtención de derechos civiles acorde a la época desafían prejuicios fuertemente arraigados. Una gran parte del mundo persiste en la condena a priori, pero es innegable que pretendan sujetar a todos los seres humanos a un determinado estándar, no solo es cerrar los ojos a la realidad, sino también propiciar la injusticia la segregación y hasta el crimen. ¿Es que hay algo nuevo respecto de la sexualidad humana y sus diversas variantes? ¿O lo nuevo es un umbral de aceptación y respeto que es irrenunciable cruzar? ¿Estamos en vísperas de la disolución de la familia tal como la conocimos durante milenios o solo frente a una transformación antes nunca vista?<br />¿Deberían aceptar y seguir nuestros hijos los mismos cánones que nuestros padres y abuelos?<br />El concepto de matrimonio y las leyes que lo contemplan cambian y se actualizan, frente a ciudadanos con una variada gama de orientaciones sexuales y de autopercepciones de género.Pero la letra no alcanza.<br />Debemos informarnos y tomar posición ante estas nuevas realidades.<br />Tal es el propósito y la invalorable contribución de este nuevo libro de Dalia Goldman, claro, ameno, necesario.
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
by Ariel Levy

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English

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225

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March 14, 2017

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<b>A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention—for readers of Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion</b><br /><br /> When thirty-eight-year-old <i>New Yorker</i> writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.<br /><br /> Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood.<br /><br /> <b>“I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can’t have it all.”</b><br /><br /> In this profound and beautiful memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.<br /><br /> <b>Advance praise for <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br />“I read <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i> in one long, rapt sitting. Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br /> “Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> “Ariel Levy is a writer of uncompromising honesty, remarkable clarity, and surprising humor gathered from the wreckage of tragedy. Her account of life doing its darnedest to topple her, and her refusal to be knocked down, will leave you shaken and inspired. I am the better for having read this book.”<b>—Lena Dunham</b><br /><br /> “A great memoir is not a trip through someone else’s life but a series of long looks into your own. Ariel Levy’s book—grieving, hopeful, painful, funny—is that.”<b>—Amy Bloom</b><br /><br /> “It’s become a truism that feminists are living out our mothers’ unlived lives. But Ariel Levy seems to be living out the unlived lives of an entire generation of women, simultaneously. Free to do whatever she chooses, she chooses everything. While reinventing work, marriage, family, pregnancy, sex, and divorce for herself from the ground up, Levy experiences devastating loss. And she recounts it all here with searing intimacy and an unsentimental yet openhearted rigor.”<b>—Alison Bechdel</b><br /><br /> “<i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i> is heartbreaking, brilliant, and disarming, the kind of book that may change you. Ariel Levy writes with a beauty that is ferociously honest and with the fervor of an explorer. No one else has written so insightfully about the current legacy of feminism’s ‘lavish gift’ of freedom. Levy has a voice unlike any other. This is a devastating and inspired book.”<b>—René Steinke</b>
Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight
by , MD, Jack Drescher

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English

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306

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April 01, 2017

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<DIV>Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr. Olson, lived a large part of their lives as straight men—sometimes long after becoming aware of their same-sex attractions.<BR /><BR />Readers will come to understand:<BR /><BR />- That there is no universal model for coming out<BR />- Why many older LGBTQ men came out late, do not come out at all, or come out to varying degrees in different environments<BR />- How stigma has created mental health problems for isolated and closeted men who have sex with men, particularly in geographical areas and cultures where there is little or no acceptance of homosexuality<BR />- How sexual function changes but perhaps even improves for older men<BR />- That aging creates opportunities that one has never had and may never have again, e.g., freedom from the tyranny of ambition<BR />- That some people consistently prefer an older sexual partner and this can lead to stable, intergenerational relationships<BR />- How same-sex sexual activity was considered prior to the Stonewall uprising in 1969 contrasted with the way it is perceived after Stonewall<BR />- How age, culture, geographical location, heterosexual marriage, and children impact a person's decision to come out<BR />- Why "conversion therapy" does not work and may be harmful<BR />- The difference between homophobia and homona&iuml;vet&eacute;<BR />- The archetypes of self-identified straight men who seek occasional or regular sex with other men<BR />- How to overcome the shame and guilt experienced by men who are sexually attracted to other men</DIV>
The Black Penguin (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog)
by Andrew Evans

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English

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304

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<div>A devout young boy in rural Ohio, Andrew Evans had his life mapped for him: baptism, mission, Brigham Young University, temple marriage, and children of his own. But as an awkward gay kid, bullied and bored, he escaped into the glossy pages of <i>National Geographic</i> and the wide promise of the world atlas. <i>The Black Penguin</i> is Evans's memoir, travel tale, and love story of his eventual journey to the farthest reaches of the map, a wild yet touching adventure across some of the most astonishing landscapes on Earth.<br /><br /><br /><br />Ejected from church and shunned by his family as a young man, Evans embarks on an ambitious overland journey halfway across the world. Riding public transportation, he crosses swamps, deserts, mountains, and jungles, slowly approaching his lifelong dream and ultimate goal: Antarctica. With each new mile comes laughter, pain, unexpected friendship, true weirdness, unsettling realities, and some hair-raising moments that eventually lead to a singular discovery on a remote beach at the bottom of the world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Evans's 12,000-mile voyage becomes a soulful quest to balance faith, family, and self, reminding us that, in the end, our lives are defined by the roads we take, the places we touch, and those we hold nearest.<br /><br /><br /></div>
Changing Teams: Gay Sports New Adult Romance Kindle Edition
by Walker Frost

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English

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Publication Date

March 19, 2017

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<h2>When This Ladies' Man Bets He Can Give Up Women For A Period Time... He Meets The Man That Will Change His Love Life Forever </h2><br /><br />Changing Teams is an amazing short story, which perfectly depicts the psychological phases and their manifestations in the material world of the coming of age of a young man who transforms into a fully grown-up person. The story starts with the young football player waking up one day only to realize that he is suffocating in the different woman every other day thing. He feels as if something is missing, utterly sure that happiness feels differently. In order to go through the needed alteration, he accepts a bet that he can stop being the boy he has been up until that moment and go on for a month without hooking up with someone. It is during this period that he meets a special someone, who will answer all of his questions and unresolved dilemmas. <br /><br />The story serves the purpose of broadening our perspectives, that love can come in different forms and shapes, which is why we should be open to it at all times. The special spice of this story is the fact that the transforming factor is, in fact, a man, unlike Rick’s previous partners.<br /><br />This Is A Romance Short Story With A FREE Bonus Romance Short Stories Collection Inside<br />

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