Stories of Our Lives: Queer Narratives from Kenya by The NEST Collective

By The NEST Collective

In June 2013, Kenyan multidisciplinary workforce 'The NEST Collective' travelled throughout Kenya, recording over 250 own debts of individuals choosing as homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex in Kenya. This ebook offers a variety from the ensuing archive - in an try and discover the attention, ambition and expression of many queer Kenyans of their day-by-day interactions with kinfolk, neighbors, faculties, place of work, faith and ideas of the long run, and in assorted social contexts in Kenya. via those tales, the self-representing queer Kenyan gives you the reader permission to discover deepest and intimate worlds—where the vagaries of queer publicness, silence, intimacy, militancy and love happen.

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The End of the Homosexual? by Dennis Altman

By Dennis Altman

In this attention-grabbing exploration—part memoir, half political discourse—Dennis Altman, one of many preeminent lecturers learning homosexual and lesbian tradition world wide, connects the alterations that experience occurred within the queer global over the past forty years to bigger social, political, and cultural tendencies. Written engagingly, this well timed e-book explores the concept significant adjustments within the knowing of sexual and gender range replicate higher social and cultural shifts. A case examine of either neighborhood and international swap advised from a really own point of view, The finish of the Homosexual? displays on many years of cultural and political swap and considers the way forward for sexuality, asking no matter if the top of the gay anticipated by means of homosexual liberationists forty years in the past is at hand.

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Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV or Film: An by Lucy V. Hay

By Lucy V. Hay

We're residing in a time of extraordinary range in produced media content material, with extra characters showing who're Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from different religions or sessions. what is extra, those characters are more and more showing in style items, available to the mainstream, rather than being hidden away in so-called 'worthier' items, as long ago.

How to jot down diversified Characters discusses problems with race, incapacity, sexuality and transgender individuals with particular connection with characterisation - not just in video clips and television, but in addition novel writing.

Taking in blockbuster videos akin to Mad Max Fury highway, Russell T Davies' ground-breaking television sequence Cucumber and and the arguable novel Gone Girl, the booklet explores:

- How personality position functionality rather works

- what's the distinction among stereotype and archetype?

- Why 'trope' doesn't suggest what Twitter and Tumblr imagine it means

- How the weight of casting impacts either field workplace and viewers perception

- Why variety isn't really approximately agendas, buzzwords or being 'politically correct'

- What authenticity really capability and why study is so important

- Why style is vital in making sure precise variety in characterisation

Writers need to seize up. realizing not just what makes a 'good' various personality does not continually reduce it; they should recognize what brokers, publishers, manufacturers, filmmakers and commissioners are trying to find - and why. This e-book supplies writers the instruments to create 3 dimensional, genuine characters ... who simply take place to be diverse.

'A well timed advisor to making unique characters and reinvigorating drained storylines' - Debbie Moon, author and showrunner, Wolfblood (BBC)

'Lucy V. Hay nails it' - Stephen Volk, BAFTA-winning screenwriter: Ghostwatch, Afterlife, The Awakening

'Packed with useful and inspirational insights' - Karol Griffiths, improvement advisor and script editor, consumers contain ITV, BBC, Warner Brothers

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Contemporary Research on Sex Work by Jeffrey T. Parsons

By Jeffrey T. Parsons

achieve very important perception and a broader point of view on the place, why, and the way intercourse employees behavior their business

For years, the point of interest of intercourse paintings learn has been on street-based female and male intercourse staff and the HIV-related hazards they pose to their consumers. modern learn on intercourse paintings strikes past the elemental organization among intercourse paintings and unprotected intercourse to a fuller description of the various aspects of the whereas nonetheless pursuing a greater knowing of HIV hazard between these operating the streets. the varied techniques during this special ebook contain special sampling, qualitative and quantitative interviews, ethnographic interviews with key informants, utilizing intercourse staff as recruiters, and quasi-experimental intervention designs.

Contemporary examine on intercourse paintings dispels the inspiration that every one intercourse employees are prostitutes operating the streets, highlighting as a substitute quite a few features of intercourse paintings by way of gender, venue, and context. Social scientists from a number of disciplines current examine accumulated from around the usa, Cambodia, the Philippines, Argentina, and Canada that displays the efforts to discover interventions and courses designed to enhance the social and actual lives of male, woman, and transgender intercourse workers—and their consumers. The publication examines how varied conditions make certain varied problems with strength, keep an eye on, health and wellbeing, social functioning, psychological wellbeing and fitness, and HIV/STI danger every one intercourse employee faces.

Contemporary examine on intercourse paintings examines:

  • condom use via transgender lady intercourse workers
  • the organization among psychological overall healthiness concerns and unprotected intercourse
  • the impact of structural intervention in decreasing biologically sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • the “hidden” inhabitants of girls who solicit consumers in inner most destinations off the street
  • stigma resistance between male intercourse employees in Canada
  • the connection among formative years sexual abuse and next involvement in intercourse work
  • well-being providers between male intercourse staff in Argentina
  • how the intersection among race/ethnicity impacts girl intercourse employees in Los Angeles
  • how intercourse staff take care of the negativity that surrounds their profession
  • job-related hazard and defense for intercourse employees in Canada
  • felony matters and coverage issues
  • and masses more!

Contemporary study on intercourse paintings is your advisor to the following iteration of intercourse paintings study, highlighting the necessity to comprehend intercourse paintings as paintings. The ebook is a vital source for researchers within the fields of intercourse learn, intercourse paintings, and HIV/AIDS prevention, and for clinicians who paintings with these serious about the industry.

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Identity without Selfhood: Simone de Beauvoir and by Mariam Fraser

By Mariam Fraser

identification with no Selfhood, first released in 1999, proposes a belief of identification and subjectivity within the context of contemporary post-structuralist and queer debates. the writer argues that efforts to examine or even 'deconstruct' identification and selfhood nonetheless depend on convinced center Western innovations of id equivalent to individuality, boundedness, autonomy, self-realisation and narrative. In a close examine of biographical, media and educational representations of Simone de Beauvoir, Dr Fraser illustrates that bisexuality, in contrast, is discursively produced as an identification which exceeds the confines of the self and particularly the uniqueness ascribed to de Beauvoir. during this research, she attracts consciousness to the excessive expenses incurred via approaches of subjectification. it really is within the gentle of those bills that, whereas drawing considerably on, and increasing, Foucault's concept of concepts of the self, the argument provided within the e-book additionally deals a critique of Foucault's paintings from a Deleuzo-Guattarian perspective.

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Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and by Mimi Marinucci

By Mimi Marinucci

In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci offers a helpful advent to the in detail comparable disciplines of gender and queer conception, and develops the cutting edge thought of queer feminism, which treats queer concept as being non-stop with feminist concept. whereas there have been major conceptual tensions among second-wave feminism and conventional lesbian and homosexual stories, queer feminism bargains a paradigm for figuring out gender, intercourse and sexuality that overcomes this clash to be able to foster team spirit among these campaigning for women’s rights and people for LGBTQ rights.

This up-to-date and elevated variation engages with the newest advancements in feminism and queer conception, together with the recent different types of either feminism and 'antifeminism' that have constructed inside of on-line groups, the growing to be prominence of trans reviews in well known media, and the relevancy of queer feminism to a brand new iteration of feminist activists. Feminism is Queer continues to be the fundamental advisor for a person with an curiosity in gender, sexuality, and the connections among feminism and queer issues.

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The War on Sex by David M. Halperin,Trevor Hoppe

By David M. Halperin,Trevor Hoppe

The earlier fifty years are conventionally understood to have witnessed an uninterrupted enlargement of sexual rights and liberties within the usa. This cutting-edge assortment tells a distinct tale: whereas growth has been made in marriage equality, reproductive rights, entry to contraception, and different parts, govt and civil society are waging a battle on stigmatized intercourse via legislations, surveillance, and social keep an eye on. The individuals rfile the background and operation of intercourse criminal registries and the criminalization of HIV, in addition to hugely punitive measures opposed to intercourse paintings that do extra to hurt ladies than to wrestle human trafficking. They display that intercourse crimes are punished extra harshly than different crimes, whereas new criminal and administrative laws tremendously limit who's accepted to have intercourse. by means of studying how the ever-intensifying struggle on intercourse impacts either privileged and marginalized groups, the essays accumulated right here express why sexual liberation is crucial to social justice and human rights.


Contributors. Alexis Agathocleous, Elizabeth Bernstein, J. Wallace Borchert, Mary Anne Case, Owen Daniel-McCarter, Scott De Orio, David M. Halperin, Amber Hollibaugh, Trevor Hoppe, Hans Tao-Ming Huang, Regina Kunzel, Roger N. Lancaster, Judith Levine, Laura Mansnerus, Erica R. Meiners, R. Noll, Melissa Petro, Carol Queen, Penelope Saunders, Sean Strub, Maurice Tomlinson, Gregory Tomso

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The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley,Kelsey Beyer

By Anna Pulley,Kelsey Beyer

Lesbian intercourse has been confounding humans because the sunrise of time. what's it that ladies do jointly precisely? The Lesbian intercourse Haiku publication (with Cats!) is a funny consultant to lesbian intercourse, relationship rituals, and relationships, and goals to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in numerous phases of sexual awkwardness will enlighten, demystify, remystify, and most significantly entertain as you find out about the entire features keen on girl-on-girl motion.

From lesbian pick-up lines:

Pronounce Annie Proulx's
identify correctly—watch lady's
shipment pants fall off.

To icebreaker haiku for first dates:

it's been MANY
years, yet i am not performed griping
in regards to the L Word.

To, in fact, the mechanics of lesbian sex:

it really is like immediately intercourse but
afterwards we ask ourselves,
"We simply had intercourse, right?"

Lesbian intercourse is
like water polo—no one
rather understands the rules.

This laugh-out-loud booklet is the correct present to amuse and train your mates, household, and lovers.

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Confronting Homophobia in Europe: Social and Legal by Luca Trappolin,Alessandro Gasparini,Robert Wintemute

By Luca Trappolin,Alessandro Gasparini,Robert Wintemute

Homophobia exists in lots of various types throughout Europe. Member States supply asymmetric degrees of criminal defense for lesbian and homosexual rights; whilst the social meanings and practices when it comes to homosexuality are culturally special and intersect in advanced methods with gender, type and ethnicity in several nationwide contexts.

The essays during this quantity illustrate the findings of a eu undertaking on homophobia and basic rights within which sociologists and criminal specialists have analysed the location in 4 Member States: Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and the UK.

The first a part of the ebook investigates the sociological dimensions of homophobia via qualitative equipment related to either heterosexual and self-defined lesbian and homosexual respondents, together with these in ethnic groups. the purpose is to appreciate how homophobia and homosexuality are outlined and skilled within the daily life of participants.

The moment half is dedicated to a criminal research of ways homophobia is reproduced 'in legislation' and the way it really is faced 'with law'. The research examines statute and case legislations; 'soft law'; administrative practices; the dialogue of debts inside of parliamentary committees; and judgements of public gurus. one of the parts mentioned are 'hate crimes' and 'hate speech'; schooling in any respect degrees; unfastened circulate, immigration and asylum; and cross-border reproductive services.

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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter by S. Bear Bergman

By S. Bear Bergman

S. undergo Bergman is an acclaimed author and lecturer on trans matters. In hir 3rd essay assortment, endure tackles the concept that of the "modern relatives" because the trans father or mother of a tender son; in Bear's nuclear family "orchard," drag sisters, sperm-donor mom and dad, and different kin offer extra branches of affection and aid than a trifling genealogy. Defiantly queer but filled with tenderness and hilarity, Bear's e-book redefines the inspiration of what relations is and will be.

S. endure Bergman's past books are The Nearest go out can be in the back of You, Butch is a Noun, and Gender Outlaws: the following Generation.

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