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Queer: A Graphic History
by Meg-John Barker

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 08, 2016

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<b>'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' <i>Vice</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.<br /><br /><br /><br />From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.<br /><br /><br /><br />Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ – Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media. <br /><br /><br /><br />Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twent...
by Lillian Faderman

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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<div>Lesbian life in America continues to evolve. As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,” except that lesbians prefer women.<br /><BR>In this book, Faderman reclaims the story of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to today’s diverse lifestyles. Faderman samples from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and rich firsthand testimony with lesbians of all races, ages, and classes, uncovering a surprising narrative of unparalleled depth and originality.</div>
Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse modern...
by Elizabeth Freeman

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 08, 2010

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<DIV><I>Time Binds</I> is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined, and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic. Challenging queer theory’s recent emphasis on loss and trauma, Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature, film, video, and art. She examines work by visual artists who emerged in a commodified, “postfeminist,” and “postgay” world. Yet they do not fully accept the dissipation of political and critical power implied by the idea that various political and social battles have been won and are now consigned to the past. By privileging temporal gaps and narrative detours in their work, these artists suggest ways of putting the past into meaningful, transformative relation with the present. Such “queer asynchronies” provide opportunities for rethinking historical consciousness in erotic terms, thereby countering the methods of traditional and Marxist historiography. Central to Freeman’s argument are the concepts of chrononormativity, the use of time to organize individual human bodies toward maximum productivity; temporal drag, the visceral pull of the past on the supposedly revolutionary present; and erotohistoriography, the conscious use of the body as a channel for and means of understanding the past. <I>Time Binds</I> emphasizes the critique of temporality and history as crucial to queer politics.</DIV>
Monster Theory: Reading Culture
by Univ Of Minnesota Press

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 15, 1996

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<DIV>We live in a time of monsters. Monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them. So argue the essays in this wide-ranging and fascinating collection that asks the question, What happens when critical theorists take the study of monsters seriously as a means of examining our culture? <BR> <BR>In viewing the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body, the contributors to <I>Monster Theory</I> consider beasts, demons, freaks, and fiends as symbolic expressions of cultural unease that pervade a society and shape its collective behavior. Through a historical sampling of monsters, these essays argue that our fascination for the monstrous testifies to our continued desire to explore difference and prohibition.<BR><BR>Contributors: Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis U; David L. Clark, McMaster U; Frank Grady, U of Missouri, St. Louis; David A. Hedrich Hirsch, U of Illinois; Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth College; Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell U; Stephen Pender; Allison Pingree, Harvard U; Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College; John O'Neill, York U; William Sayers, George Washington U; Michael Uebel, U of Virginia; Ruth Waterhouse.  </div>
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (NONE)
by Nicholas M Teich

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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<div><p>Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations for clinical practice to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture.<BR><BR>Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its affect on family and friends; the relationship between sexual orientation and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism; the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder; and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of "normal" society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. The book features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications. Written for friends, family members, students, and professionals, this resource works as a stand alone text for social work and gender studies courses as well as a supportive text for sociologists, psychologists, and clinical practitioners. A special focus on issues affecting transgender youth, along with a glossary of key terms and helpful resources, makes this an ideal guide for younger audiences as well as those invested in their care.</P></div>
In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives ...
by J. Jack Halberstam

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

January 01, 2005

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<p>In her first book since the critically acclaimed <I>Female Masculinity</I>, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms’especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.</p><p><B>In a Queer Time and Place</B> opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Oscar-winning film based on Brandon's story, <I>Boys Don’t Cry</I>, Halberstam turns her attention to the cultural and artistic production of queers themselves. She examines the “transgender gaze,” as rendered in small art-house films like <I>By Hook or By Crook</I>, as well as figurations of ambiguous embodiment in the art of Del LaGrace Volcano, Jenny Saville, Eva Hesse, Shirin Neshat, and others. She then exposes the influence of lesbian drag king cultures upon hetero-male comic films, such as <I>Austin Powers</I> and <I>The Full Monty</I>, and, finally, points to dyke subcultures as one site for the development of queer counterpublics and queer temporalities.</p> <p>Considering the sudden visibility of the transgender body in the early twenty-first century against the backdrop of changing conceptions of space and time, <B>In a Queer Time and Place</B> is the first full-length study of transgender representations in art, fiction, film, video, and music. This pioneering book offers both a jumping off point for future analysis of transgenderism and an important new way to understand cultural constructions of time and place.</p>
Agent Colt: Classified Pride (Colt Information Agency Book 1)
by A. Lynn Wright

Language

English

Pages

265

Publication Date

August 26, 2016

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<b><i>"Highly recommended."</i> - Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite</b><br /><br /><b>A secret agent living a secret life.</b><br /><br />Latesse Colt is a super spy with a gold track record, a womanizing pig for a partner, and a secret she has never told anyone - until a wine-filled conversation on a plane with a complete stranger: Vaneesa.<br /><br />When Vaneesa turns out to be the newest member of her team, Tess is afraid her secret won’t stay that way for very long. At their new home base in Italy, Tess is put on the lead of their newest case. Working with Vaneesa both thrills her and terrifies her, and gives her the strength to finally face her fear of coming out.<br /><br />But once she is no longer afraid of her own secret, she finds out that she hasn't been the only one hiding.<br /><br /><b>Praise for AGENT COLT:</b><br /><i>"I found this to be the perfect balance of crime fighting, romance and relationships."</i><b> - Elisabeth Robare</b><br /><i>"Intrigue, romance, and just the right amount of action. This is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more in this series."</i><b> - Amazon customer</b>
My Children Are Gay & They're Still My Blessing
by Yolanda Johnson Bailey

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English

Pages

6

Publication Date

May 13, 2018

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"Finally, .......this mother cooked up enough nerves to come out of the closet! After all, not one, but TWO of her children had decided to come out, so why couldn’t she? No longer would she feel as if she was trapped in that tiny space, all because of the lifestyle her children proudly lived. The fear, the shame, the embarrassment, and the grief (just to name a few), had played its course. She was no longer bound, but ready to face the truth, head on, without the slightest worry or concern of what others would think or say. <br />In this heartfelt debut book, Yolanda “FaithEyes” Bailey shares her emotional and traumatic experience of learning that her second to the oldest child was attracted to other guys. Shortly after, she would get a double-whammy, when realizing that her daughter had an eye for the girls. Talk about heart trauma. This mother's heart was crushed. <br />Read the story of how God took this mother by the hand, healed her broken heart, and showed her how to overcome the myriad of emotions flooding her mind. He taught her how to love her son and her daughter, with no limits and despite them being gay.<br />Mrs. Yolanda serves up some healthy advice on how to better understand your homosexual child, how to assess and handle your emotions, how to love your child through what they're going through, and how to have a healthy and respectful relationship, without compromising your beliefs and values. <br />Are you that mother? Well, it's time to come out of the closet and face your truth! <br />Come out of shame!<br />Come out of guilt!<br />Come out of embarrassment!<br />Ready? This loving mother invites you to grab her hand……and allow her to help usher you out of this dark place, and into your victory!"<br /><br /><br />
Me and My House: James Baldwin's Last Decade in France
by Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Language

English

Pages

408

Publication Date

April 06, 2018

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<DIV>The last sixteen years of James Baldwin's life (1971–87) unfolded in a village in the South of France, in a sprawling house nicknamed “Chez Baldwin.” In <I>Me and My House</I> Magdalena J. Zaborowska employs Baldwin’s home space as a lens through which to expand his biography and explore the politics and poetics of blackness, queerness, and domesticity in his complex and underappreciated later works. Zaborowska shows how the themes of dwelling and black queer male sexuality in <I>The Welcome Table</I>, <I>Just above My Head</I>, and <I>If Beale Street Could Talk</I> directly stem from Chez Baldwin's influence on the writer. The house was partially torn down in 2014. Accessible, heavily illustrated, and drawing on interviews with Baldwin's friends and lovers, unpublished letters, and manuscripts, <I>Me and My House</I> offers new insights into Baldwin's life, writing, and relationships, making it essential reading for all students, scholars, and fans of Baldwin.</DIV>
Feeling Backward
by Heather Love

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

March 31, 2009

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<I>Feeling Backward</I> weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-themed media brings clear benefits, gay assimilation entails other losses--losses that have been hard to identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame of the closet.

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