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Download E-books Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys (Short Cuts) PDF

Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and homosexual Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by means of highlighting key movies that emerged at historic turning issues during the 20th century. Barbara Mennel lines the illustration of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation activities of the roaring Twenties in Berlin to the Stonewall uprising in big apple urban and the emergence of queer activism and movie within the early Nineteen Nineties. She explains early tropes of queerness, comparable to the boarding college or the vampire, and describes the advance of camp from Fifties Hollywood to underground paintings of the past due Sixties in manhattan urban.

Mennel concludes with an exploration of the modern mainstreaming of homosexual and lesbian movies and worldwide queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and homosexual Cowboys not just deals an creation to a homosexual and lesbian movie background, but additionally contributes to an instructional dialogue approximately queer subversion of mainstream film.

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Download E-books Bashing Back: Wayne Besen on Glbt People, Politics, and Culture PDF

The easiest of Besen!

Bashing again: Wayne Besen on GLBT humans, Politics & tradition is a compilation of seventy two columns from the outspoken GLBT activist and writer of whatever yet directly: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies at the back of the Ex-Gay delusion. humorous, provocative, and informative, this specific booklet places a innovative spin on hot-button issues within the political, cultural, and social arenas, overlaying every thing from AIDS and African-Americans to Zach Stark.

Bashing again offers an A-to-Z examine Besen's worldview on a variety of subject matters, together with invoice O'Reilly, Brokeback Mountain, Ellen DeGeneres, homosexual satisfaction parades, marriage rights, Mary Cheney, overhauling the homosexual stream, faith and politics, activities and homophobia, the fervour of the Christ, the pitiful nation of television information, the Vatican's battle on gays, the area exchange middle, and New Orleans. shrewdpermanent and humorous, Besen grants a knockout punch to the concept that liberalism stands for not anything and revolutionary ability passive.

From the author:
“The columns i've got selected for this ebook contact on politics and folks, comedy and tradition. yet so much of all, they seem to be a powerful safeguard of the liberal values that experience made this state powerful. it's time we proudly rise up for what we think in. If we do not protect our values, our competitors will outline them. . . . Bashing again is the 1st punch in a struggle to take again our tradition and repair innovative values for the great of the nation.”

An excerpt from “Bill O'Reilly:”
Once upon a time i really loved The O'Reilly issue. whereas I mainly disagreed with him, he was once a minimum of pleasing. in recent times, although, he has morphed into simply one other Bush mouthpiece. The grasp of the “No Spin region” is without warning spinning so tough he's within the Twilight region, dizzy in his personal deception. He even had the audacity on CNBC to signify that Fox is not a conservative information outlet. that is past spin. If it have been towards Hanukah i might imagine O'Reilly was once a dreidel.

My different challenge together with his express is that it really is unnaturally enthusiastic about homosexual concerns. extra homosexual humans look at the O'Reilly issue than on Showtime's Queer as folks. i do know that sounds unusual coming from a homosexual columnist who has two times seemed on his express. however it appears like he is had on each homosexual individual in the USA to take advantage of as his own political piñata. whilst even homosexual activists are uninterested in staring at homosexual segments, it is time to discover a new tradition struggle issue.

Bashing again is a useful compilation of Besen's most sensible columns from Planet Out, Gay.com, and the Washington Blade. it is an important source for longtime Besen readers and an interesting creation for newcomers.

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Download E-books Feminism and Emotion: Readings in Moral and Political Philosophy PDF

Susan Mendus investigates the importance of affection in ethical and political philosophy. She argues for a re-interpretation of either enlightenment and feminist pondering, and exhibits how the previous usually takes love as relevant, whereas the latter attracts our cognizance to human vulnerability and neediness. by means of combining the insights of enlightenment philosophy and feminist idea, the ebook goals to supply a brand new knowing of the function of affection in ethical and political philosophy.

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Download E-books Interpreting Schelling: Critical Essays PDF

This ebook is the 1st selection of essays on Schelling in English that systematically explores the historic improvement of his philosophy. It addresses all 4 sessions of Schelling's concept: his Transcendental Philosophy and Philosophy of Nature, his process of id [Identitätsphilosophie], his method of Freedom, and his confident Philosophy. The essays research the constellation of philosophical rules that prompted the formation of Schelling's notion, in addition to these later ones for which his philosophy laid the root. They consequently relate Schelling's philosophy to a large diversity of systematic concerns which are of value to us at the present time: metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, our glossy conceptions of person autonomy, philosophy of background, philosophy of faith, political philosophy, and theology. the result's a brand new interpretation of Schelling's position within the historical past of German Idealism as an artistic and effective philosopher.

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Download E-books Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (Cultural Front) PDF

By Robert McRuer

Crip Theory attends to the modern cultures of incapacity and queerness which are popping out all over the place. either incapacity reports and queer concept are centrally keen on how our bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, yet Crip Theory is the 1st publication to research completely the ways that those interdisciplinary fields tell every one other.

Drawing on feminist concept, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition stories, movie and tv reviews, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the significant matters of crip thought and considers how this sort of serious viewpoint may perhaps effect cultural and old inquiry within the humanities. Crip Theory places ahead readings of the Sharon Kowalski tale, the functionality paintings of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, in addition to evaluations of the domesticated queerness and incapacity advertised via the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the immediately Guy. McRuer examines how dominant and marginal physically and sexual identities are composed, and considers the colourful ways in which incapacity and queerness unsettle and re-write these identities which will insist that one other global is possible.

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Download E-books Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture (Race, Gender, and Science) PDF

"... the papers in Deviant our bodies display an ongoing Western preoccupation with the assets of identification and human character." ―Times Literary Supplement

"Highly steered for cultural studies... " ―The Reader’s Review

"It will be invaluable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes within the sociology of the physique, the heritage and sociology of technology and medication, and women’s reviews classes, fairly these exploring the feminist evaluations of technology and medicine." ―Contemporary Sociology

"... a robust deconstruction of the medical gaze in configuring physically deviance as a method of legitimating the social order inside of a number of ancient and social contexts.... the various very good choices will make for compelling examining for college students of scientific anthropology and the heritage of science." American Anthropologist

Deviant our bodies unearths that the "normal," "healthy" physique is a fiction of technological know-how. smooth existence sciences, medication, and the preferred perceptions they bring about haven't only saw and stated, they've got developed our bodies: the gay physique, the HIV-infected physique, the infertile physique, the deaf physique, the colonized physique, and the felony body.

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Download E-books Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno (Re-Reading the Canon) PDF

Adorno is frequently ignored of the "canon" of affects on modern feminist idea, yet those essays express that his paintings grants useful fabric for feminist considering quite a lot of concerns. Theodor Adorno used to be a number one pupil of the Institute for Social learn in Frankfurt, Germany, in a different way often called the Frankfurt institution. With Max Horkheimer he contributed to the development of severe theorizing approximately Enlightenment philosophy and modernity. Inflected through Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, AdornoÂ’s considering defies effortless categorization. Ranging around the disciplines of philosophy, musicology, and sociology, his paintings has had an effect in lots of fields. His Dialectic of Enlightenment (written with Max Horkheimer) was once profoundly influential as a critique of fascistic and authoritarian impulses in Enlightenment pondering within the context of overdue capitalism.

Questions addressed within the quantity diversity from dilemmas in feminist aesthetic conception to the politics of discomfort and democratic conception. The essays are exemplary as works in interdisciplinary scholarship, overlaying quite a lot of concerns and concepts in feminism as authors severely interpret the various points of AdornoÂ’s paintings. They take AdornoÂ’s old situatedness as a student under consideration whereas exploring the relevance of his rules for post-Enlightenment feminist thought. His philosophical and cultural investigations encourage reconsideration of Enlightenment rules in addition to a rethinking of "postmodern" principles approximately id and the self. Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno will introduce feminists to AdornoÂ’s paintings and Adorno students to modes of feminist critique. it will likely be specially worthy for senior undergraduate and graduate classes in modern political, social, and cultural idea.

In addition to the editor, participants are Paul Apostolidis, Mary Caputi, Rebecca Comay, Jennifer Eagan, Mary Ann Franks, Eva Geulen, Sora Han, Andrew Hewitt, Gillian Howie, Lisa Yun Lee, Bruce Martin, and Lambert Zuidervaart.

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Download E-books Letters to ONE: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s (Suny Series in Queer Politics and Cultures) PDF

Collection of letters written to the 1st brazenly homosexual journal within the United States.

Long prior to the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first overtly homosexual journal within the United States—offered a favorable point of view of homosexuality and inspired homosexual humans to withstand discrimination and persecution. regardless of a restricted per 30 days circulate of just a couple of thousand, the journal encouraged the substance, personality, and tone of the early American homosexual rights move. This publication is a set of letters written to the journal, a small variety of which have been released in ONE, yet such a lot of them weren't. The letters candidly discover matters reminiscent of police harassment of homosexual and lesbian groups, antigay task purges, and the philosophical, clinical, and non secular meanings of homosexuality.

“[a] extraordinary publication … approximately homosexual and lesbian lifestyles within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s.” — Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books Women Doing Life: Gender, Punishment and the Struggle for Identity PDF

How do ladies – moms, daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers -- make experience of judgment to an entire life in the back of bars? In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert examines the carceral studies of ladies serving lifestyles sentences, proposing a typology of the ways in which life-sentenced ladies develop and self-actualize, withstand criminal definitions, give some thought to and “own” their legal acts, and eventually create significant lives at the back of criminal partitions. having a look past the explosive headlines that regularly represent those ladies as monsters, Lempert deals infrequent perception into this susceptible, little studied inhabitants.  Her gendered research considers the ways in which ladies “do crime” in a different way than males and the way they've got qualitatively various reports of imprisonment than their male opposite numbers. via in-depth interviews with seventy two ladies serving lifestyles sentences in Michigan, Lempert brings those ladies again into the general public area, drawing analytical cognizance to their complex, contradictory, and but compelling lives.
 
Women Doing Life focuses specific consciousness on how girls take care of their no-exit sentences and explores how their lifetime imprisonment catalyzes own mirrored image, responsibility for offerings, reconstruction in their stigmatized identities, and rebuilding of social bonds. many of the ladies in her research mentioned childhoods in environments the place violence and ailment have been universal; many have been sufferers prior to they have been offenders. Lempert vividly illustrates how, at the back of the felony gates, life-serving girls can enhance lives which are significant, able and, sometimes, even traditional. Women Doing Life indicates either the scope and the restrict of human threat on hand to girls incarcerated for life. 

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Download E-books Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York PDF

By Lori D. Ginzberg

On a summer season day in 1846--two years sooner than the Seneca Falls conference that introduced the move for woman's rights within the United States--six girls in rural upstate long island sat all the way down to write a petition to their state's constitutional conference, tough "equal, and civil and political rights with men." Refusing to invoke the conventional language of deference, motherhood, or Christianity as they made their declare, the ladies even declined to protect their place, saying that "a self glaring fact is adequately simple with out argument." Who have been those ladies, Lori Ginzberg asks, and the way may perhaps their tale swap the collective reminiscence of the fight for woman's rights?

Very few clues stay concerning the petitioners, yet Ginzberg items jointly info from census files, deeds, wills, and newspapers to discover why, at a time while the idea of ladies as complete electorate used to be declared unthinkable and thought of too risky to debate, six usual girls embraced it as good judgment. through weaving their radical neighborhood motion into the wider narrative of antebellum highbrow lifestyles and political id, Ginzberg brings new mild to the tale of woman's rights and of a few women's feel of themselves as complete individuals of the country.

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