Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music by Doris Leibetseder

By Doris Leibetseder

Queer Tracks describes motifs in well known song that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender process and stuck identities. This intriguing state of the art paintings offers with the main techniques of present gender politics and queer concept in rock and pa track, together with irony, parody, camp, mask/masquerade, mimesis/mimicry, cyborg, transsexuality, and dildo. in response to a constructivist suggestion of gender, Leibetseder asks: ’Which queer-feminist recommendations are utilized in rock and pa music?’ ’How do they function?’ ’Where do they occur?’ Leibetseder's methodological technique is to find subversive techniques in queer thought, that are extensively utilized in rock and dad song, with out assuming that those strategies have been first invented in concept. additionally, this e-book explains the place precisely the subversiveness is positioned in these thoughts and in well known tune. With the aid of a brand new form of wisdom move the writer combines sociological and cultural theories with functional examples of rock and pa song. The subversive personality of those queer motifs is proven within the paintings of latest well known musicians and is even as concerning classical discourses of the arts. Queer Tracks is a revised translation of Queere Tracks. Subversive Strategien in Rock- und Popmusik, initially released in German.

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Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex by Janet Smith,Fr. Paul Check,Janet E. Smith

By Janet Smith,Fr. Paul Check,Janet E. Smith

Living the reality in Love grew out of the need to supply solutions to the questions posed for the Synod on Marriage known as through Pope Francis:

  • How can the Christian group provide pastoral realization to households with folks with same-sex attraction?

  • While averting any unjust discrimination, how can the Church supply such individuals pastoral care in mild of the Gospel?

  • How can God's can be proposed to them of their situation?

People who are looking to be tools of Christ's like to those that event same-sex allure (SSA) search counsel on how top to take action. they should hearken to the tales of these who adventure SSA and the tales of these who've observed them on their trips. additionally they have to floor their responses in a real Christian figuring out of the human individual and of human sexuality.

This quantity comprises essays that lay out the Christian view of the human individual and of human sexuality, essays that problem the bifurcation of sexualities into "heterosexual" and "homosexual".  themes contain an evidence of the that means of the notice "disorder", a dialogue of the healing energy of friendship, and an software of Saint John Paul II’s personalism to the query of same-sex attraction.  Psychologists and counselors clarify quite a few methods of asserting those that adventure SSA and of prime them to event the facility of Christ’s therapeutic love. numerous of these who event SSA inform their touching and encouraging stories.

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Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies by John Dececco Phd

By John Dececco Phd

here's the 1st significant paintings released approximately sexuality and eroticism among men in Islamic society. via narratives, analytic essays, descriptions, and educational treatises, Sexuality and Eroticism between men in Moslem Societies offers a revealing and so much attention-grabbing look at what is--for so much Westerners--still a truly hidden, very overseas tradition.

Until now there has existed a scarcity of sturdy information regarding sexuality in Islamic society, yet this quantity portrays very basically the connection among same-sex eroticism and the precise of the guy as penetrator. for that reason, Sexuality and Eroticism between men in Moslem Societies illuminates not just homosexuality however the entire sexual tradition and position of gender within the Muslim global. The chapters specialize in homosexuality between males in Morocco, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Israel. regardless of its prevalence during this zone of the area, intercourse among men isn't thought of to be “homosexuality” through so much men--a idea that is reiterated in bankruptcy after bankruptcy. as well as significant transformations within the attitudes towards gay acts in Muslim nations and the West, this enlightening publication additionally indicates nice adjustments one of the Muslim nations themselves, based upon the measure to which Islamic legislations is enforced, the influence of other western colonial affects and felony structures, and the sheer effect of cultural edition inside so gigantic a geographic region. There are a few prepared observations and insights into the socialization of boys in Islamic tradition, the prestige and inaccessibility of ladies, and intercourse roles and attitudes towards them.

Sexuality and Eroticism between men in Moslem Societies captures a feeling of the Muslim international locations within the means of quick change--from the anti-modernist and spiritual fundamentalism of Iran to the makes an attempt within the towns of Turkey to enhance a western sort homosexual lifestyle, with all of the problems that contains. a fascinating publication for readers drawn to homosexual experiences, anthropologists, orientalists, historians, scholars of comparative legislations, and sexologists, it may even be learn by way of an individual involved with Arabs, Turks, or Persians--as travelers in Muslim nations, social carrier execs operating with immigrants, or buddies of Muslims.

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The Judith Butler Reader by Sara Salih,Judith Butler

By Sara Salih,Judith Butler

The Judith Butler Reader is a set of writings that span her notable profession and hint her highbrow historical past.

  • Judith Butler, writer of influential books similar to Gender Trouble, has outfitted her foreign popularity as a theorist of energy, gender, sexuality and identity
  • Organized in lively collaboration among Judith Butler and Sara Salih
  • Collects jointly writings that span Butler’s awesome occupation as a severe thinker, together with choices from either famous and lesser-known works
  • Includes an creation and editorial fabric to help scholars of their readings of theories that stand on the leading edge of up to date theoretical and political debates

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Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production by Lisa Henderson

By Lisa Henderson

Love and Money argues that we can’t comprehend modern queer cultures with no searching through the lens of social classification. Resisting previous divisions among tradition and financial system, identification and privilege, left and queer, attractiveness and redistribution, Love and cash offers supple techniques to taking pictures category event and sophistication shape in and round queerness.
Contrary to general dismissals, now not each queer tv or motion picture personality is like Will Truman on Will and Grace—rich, white, fit, expert, indifferent from politics, group, and intercourse. via ethnographic encounters with readers and cultural manufacturers and such texts as Boys Don’t Cry, Brokeback Mountain, By Hook or by way of Crook, and marriage ceremony bulletins within the New York Times, Love and funds sees either queerness and sophistication throughout a number idioms and practices in daily life. How, it asks, do readers of Dorothy Allison’s novels use her paintings to discover a queer type voice? How do gender and race dealer queer classification delusion? How do self sufficient filmmakers pass backward and forward among and queer sectors, altering either locations as they cross and difficult queer principles approximately undesirable trade and undesirable taste?
With a watch to the nuances and harms of sophistication distinction in queerness and a desire to use tradition to forge queer and sophistication affinities, Love and Money returns type and its politics to the learn of queer lifestyles.

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Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary by Jennifer Doyle

By Jennifer Doyle

In Hold It opposed to Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the connection among hassle and emotion in modern artwork, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to ascertain the ways that artworks problem how we adventure not just the artist's emotions, yet our personal. Discussing functionality artwork, portray, and images, Doyle presents new views on artists together with Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the problem of writing approximately tricky artistic endeavors, she exhibits how those artists paintings with emotions as a method to question our assumptions approximately id, intimacy, and expression. They installation the complexity of emotion to degree the burden of historical past, and to deepen our experience of the place and the way politics occurs in modern paintings.

Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and the way emotion circulates in and round paintings. all through, she provides readers welcoming issues of access into works of art that they could before everything locate off-putting or confrontational. Doyle bargains new perception into how the discourse of controversy serves to close down dialogue approximately this aspect of latest paintings perform, and counters with a serious language that permits the reader to just accept emotional depth as a way to research from it.

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Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

By Ivan Coyote

Stonewall e-book Award Honor ebook winner

Ivan Coyote is a celebrated storyteller and the writer of ten earlier books, together with Gender Failure (with Rae Spoon) and One in each Crowd, a suite for LGBT adolescence. Tomboy Survival Guide is a humorous and relocating memoir informed in tales, during which Ivan recounts the pleasures and problems of becoming up a tomboy in Canada’s Yukon, and the way they realized to embody their tomboy prior whereas carving out an area for these people who don’t healthy well into packing containers or identities or labels.

Ivan writes movingly approximately many firsts: the 1st time they have been flawed for a boy; the 1st time they purposely discarded their bikini best so that they may perhaps subscribe to the lads on the neighborhood swimming pool; and the 1st time they have been chastised for utilizing the women’s washroom. Ivan additionally explores their years as a tender butch, facing new infatuations and previous luggage, and lifestyles as a gender-box-defying grownup, during which they provide recommendation to youth whereas looking suggestions from others. (And for tomboys in education, there are even instructions on construction your personal unicorn trap.)

Tomboy Survival Guide warmly recounts Ivan’s adventures and mishaps as a diffident but free-spirited tomboy, and maps their trip via treacherous gender landscapes and a maze of labels that don’t really stick, to a spot of self-acceptance and an genuine and private energy. those heartfelt, humorous, and relocating tales are concerning the tradition of difference—a “guide” to being real to one’s self.

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Gay American Novels, 1870–1970: A Reader’s Guide by Drewey Wayne Gunn

By Drewey Wayne Gunn

studying the improvement of homosexual American fiction and supplying an important interpreting record, this literary survey covers 257 works—novels, novellas, a image tale cycle and a story poem—in which homosexual and bisexual male characters play a massive position. Iconic works, akin to James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room and Christopher Isherwood’s A unmarried Man, are incorporated, in addition to titles no longer given recognition by means of prior surveys, reminiscent of Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring, Dashiel Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Julian Green’s Each in His Darkness, Ursula Zilinsky’s Middle Ground and David Plante’s The Ghost of Henry James. Chronological entries talk about each one work’s plot, value for homosexual id, and ebook background, besides a quick biography of the author.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People with by John D Allen

By John D Allen

event the delivery of the 1st help crew for sexual minorities with developmental disabilities!

Reflecting an exceptional improvement within the disabled and sexual minority groups, homosexual, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals with Developmental Disabilities and psychological Retardation: tales of the Rainbow help staff describes the founding, achievements, and heritage of a different workforce supplying help for individuals with developmental disabilities or psychological retardation (DD/MR) who're homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. during this pathbreaking publication, staff founder John D. Allen describes the Rainbow aid Group's beginnings in 1998 on the New Haven homosexual & Lesbian neighborhood heart in Connecticut and the ways that it's been shattering myths and stereotypes surrounding individuals with psychological retardation ever seeing that.

From the writer: “Not merely are individuals with DD/MR complete people with an analogous wishes and needs for intimacy and fit sexual expression as humans with out highbrow disabilities, however the team is proof that a few individuals with DD/MR realise sexual orientation besides. Acknowledging that individuals with psychological retardation are sexual is a brand new improvement within the human provider box, yet person who remains to be within the pre-Stonewall days relating to those people who are homosexual. even supposing individuals with psychological retardation are given unheard of freedom to make own vocational judgements, there's an unfounded expectation that they don't have a sexuality—let on my own a homosexuality. contributors of the Rainbow help workforce speak about an analogous matters as different homosexual humans, yet in a aid procedure that acknowledges their exact perspective.”

This insightful publication indicates how club within the Rainbow help crew addresses the very actual fears and issues of its participants, together with:

  • being pressured into heterosexual social occasions, because that's the merely to be had choice for socialization
  • facing being “outed” to friends and staff—since many DD/MR individuals are now not their very own criminal guardians, this may bring about removing of privileges, different types of abuse, and different unfavourable effects of their day by day lives
  • being ridiculed by way of unsupportive employees
  • being excluded from family members services due to their sexual orientation

It additionally illustrates the basically gains of club within the team, which provides:

  • a spot to benefit acceptable how one can meet others, listen messages approximately secure intercourse, and suppose empowered to suggest for his or her personal intimacy wishes
  • an elevated likelihood of discovering a like-minded companion (although the gang is unquestionably no longer a “dating service”)
  • an street for individuals to hook up with others like them and with the bigger homosexual neighborhood within the quarter
  • occasions to take part in, resembling vacation events, box journeys, motion picture nights, and homosexual delight celebrations

the writer keeps: “What is interesting are the confident results displayed as soon as a person enters the crowd. individuals fast enhance a feeling of possession and put on rainbow-emblazoned garments to conferences. each person has joined the host group middle to start receiving ordinary mailings and occasion discount rates. Supervising employees document that participants practice higher at paintings, have fewer behavioral matters, and event a better feeling of contentment. for individuals with psychological retardation, simply to be capable to say the phrases 'gay,' 'lesbian,' 'bisexual,' and 'transgender' in an maintaining surroundings is a state-of-the-art step forward. What the gang has comprehensive and should with a bit of luck proceed to light up is the knowledge that individuals with DD/MR are entitled to a complete existence adventure, together with getting to know and having fun with their sexuality.”

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Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader by Jennifer Robertson

By Jennifer Robertson

This booklet demonstrates the centrality of intercourse, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices.

  • Moves past different “lesbian and homosexual reviews” readers by means of offering a broader view of the importance of learning same-sex cultures and sexualities throughout cultures.
  • Offers readings from all 4 subfields of anthropology: cultural, organic, linguistic, and archaeological (along with ancient and utilized anthropology).
  • Includes dialogue of biotechnology and bioethics, future health and ailment, language, ethnicity, identification, politics, post-colonialism, kinship, improvement, and policymaking.

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