By Peter M. Nardi,Beth E. Schneider,Afterword] by Ken Plummer
Bringing jointly vintage readings and the easiest paintings of more youthful students from all elements of the English-speaking international, this reader might be a useful source for classes at undergraduate and graduate point in all components of the sociology of sexuality and gender. Separate sections cover:
* theoretical foundations
* identification and group making
* associations and social change
* demanding situations for the future.
each one part starts off with an creation giving readers a short advisor to the readings in that part, contextualises them and relates them to each other and the e-book ends with an afterword through Ken Plummer summing up the current nation of play and looking out ahead to the future.
By Edith Modesto
Download e-book for kindle: Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction by Wendy Hilton-Morrow,Kathleen Battles
By Wendy Hilton-Morrow,Kathleen Battles
Sexual Identities and the Media encourages scholars to check media as a website of negotiation for a way humans make feel in their personal and others’ sexual identities. Taking a critical/cultural procedure, Wendy Hilton-Morrow and Kathleen Battles weave jointly conception, synthesis of present examine, and unique research of up to date media examples in an effort to discover key parts of dialogue, together with: ?
- an old context for modern GLBTQ representations;
- the benefits and boundaries of media visibility, together with a dialogue of the strengths and boundaries of stereotype learn and the hunt for "positive" representations;
- the position of customer tradition in developing GLBTQ identities;
- strategies of mainstream media resistance by means of GLBTQ group contributors, together with oppositional/queer interpreting options and the creation of media items by way of and for the GLBTQ group;
- the complexities of comedy as a favored narrative machine in GLBTQ portrayals;
- the closet as a structuring metaphor in either GLBTQ identities and engagement with media;
- media representations of GLBTQ our bodies as websites of non-normative wants and gender identities.
Featuring a tremendous diversity of dialogue questions and case studies—from star coming-out narratives, transgender types, and scale back fiction writers to Glee and Modern Family—this textbook deals a well timed, informative, and demystifying advent to this important intersection in modern culture.
By Cat Pausé,Cat, Dr Pausé,Samantha, Dr Murray,Jackie, Ms Wykes
Cultural anxieties approximately fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fats our bodies, have lent a scientific authority and cultural legitimacy to what should be defined as ‘fat-phobia’. opposed to the backdrop of the ever-growing medicalisation, pathologisation, and commodification of fatness, coupled with the ethical panic over an alleged ‘obesity epidemic’, this quantity brings jointly the newest scholarship from quite a few severe disciplines to problem latest principles of fats and fats embodiment.
Shedding gentle at the ways that fats embodiment is lived, skilled, regulated and (re)produced throughout a variety of cultural websites and contexts, Queering fats Embodiment destabilises validated principles approximately fats our bodies, making specific the intersectionality of fats identities and thereby countering the statement that fats reports has in recent times reproduced a white, ableist, heteronormative subjectivity in its analyses.
A severe queer exam on fatness, Queering fats Embodiment could be of curiosity to students of cultural and queer concept, sociology and media reviews, engaged on questions of embodiment, stigmatisation and gender and sexuality.
Download e-book for iPad: Oppression and the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions by Christine Caldwell,Lucia Bennett Leighton
By Christine Caldwell,Lucia Bennett Leighton
Asserting that the physique is the most web site of oppression in our society, the individuals to this pioneering quantity discover the advanced factor of embodiment and the way it pertains to social inclusion and marginalization. In a tradition the place our bodies belonging to those that are brown, black, girl, transgendered, disabled, fats, or queer are usually shamed, sexualized, neglected, and oppressed, what does it suggest to be reside in a marginalized physique? via concept, own narrative, and creative expression, this booklet explores how strength, privilege, oppression, and tried dis-embodiment play out at the our bodies of marginalized contributors and what occurs while the body's expression is stereotyped and stunted. Bringing jointly a number voices, this booklet additionally bargains thoughts and practices for embodiment and activism and considers what it capacity to be an embodied best friend to a person experiencing physically oppression.
By Tim Dean
Barebacking—when homosexual males intentionally abandon condoms and include unprotected sex—has incited loads of surprise, outrage, anger, or even disgust, yet little or no contemplation. Purposely flying within the face of many years of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS wisdom tasks, barebacking is definitely radical habit, habit that almost all humans might fairly condemn than comprehend. therefore the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting research into barebacking and the specific lifestyle that has grown round it.
Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; as a substitute, it's a looking research that exams the very limits of the research of intercourse within the twenty-first century. Dean’s vast study into the lifestyle offers a journey of the scene’s bars, intercourse golf equipment, and websites; bargains an particular yet refined research of its pornography; and files his personal own stories within the tradition. yet finally, it's HIV that animates the debate round barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers take into consideration transmitting the virus—especially the concept intentionally sharing it establishes a brand new community of kinship one of the contaminated. in accordance with Dean, intimacy makes us susceptible, exposes us to emotional threat, and forces us to drop our mental obstacles. As a devoted scan in intimacy with out limits—one that makes these metaphors of intimacy really literal—barebacking therefore says very much approximately how intimacy works.
Written with a fierce intelligence and uncompromising nerve, Unlimited Intimacy will turn out to be a milestone in our realizing of sexual behavior.
By Erica Rand
Rand notes that portrayals of the Statue of Liberty as a beacon for immigrants are inclined to suppress the Statue’s connections to humans delivered to this nation via strength. She examines what occurred to migrants at Ellis Island whose our bodies didn't fit the gender urged by way of the garments they wore. In mild of latest rules approximately security and safety, she examines the “Decide an Immigrant’s destiny” application, which has viewers to Ellis Island act as a 1910 board of inspectors listening to the charm of an immigrant approximately to be excluded from the rustic. Rand is a witty, insightful, and open-minded travel consultant, in a position to synthesize a variety of different ideas—about tourism, immigration heritage, sexuality, race, ethnicity, commodity tradition, and international capitalism—and to candidly express her savour her Ellis Island snow globe. And pen. And lighter. And again scratcher. And golfing ball. And glittery red key chain.
By James J. Berg,Chris Freeman
Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and homosexual pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. recognized for his crisp variety and his camera-like precision with element, Isherwood won status for his Berlin Stories, which served as resource fabric for the hit level musical and Academy Award–winning movie Cabaret. extra lately, his reports and occupation within the usa have bought elevated consciousness. His novel A unmarried Man used to be tailored into an Oscar-nominated movie; his lengthy dating with the artist Don Bachardy, with whom he shared an overtly homosexual way of life, used to be the topic of an award-winning documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story; and his memoir, Christopher and His Kind, used to be tailored for the BBC.
Isherwood’s colourful trips took him from post–World conflict I England to Weimar Germany to eu exile to Golden Age Hollywood to l. a. within the complete flower of homosexual liberation. After the booklet of his diaries, which run to a couple of million phrases and span approximately a part century, it truly is attainable to totally determine his effect. This choice of essays considers Isherwood’s diaries, his sizeable own archive, and his released works and provides a multifaceted appreciation of a author who spent greater than half his lifestyles in southern California. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have introduced jointly the main informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to light up the craft of 1 of the singular figures of the 20 th century. Isherwood, the yankee, emerges from the shadow of his English acceptance to stake his declare as an important strength in past due twentieth-century American tradition whose legacy keeps within the twenty-first century.
Contributors: Joshua Adair, Murray nation U; Jamie Carr, Niagara U; Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania nation U; Niladri Chatterjee, U of Kalyani, India; Lisa Colletta, American U of Rome; Lois Cucullu, U of Minnesota; Mario Faraone; Peter Edgerly Firchow; Rebecca Gordon Stewart; William R. Handley, U of Southern California; Jaime Harker, U of Mississippi; Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library; Carola M. Kaplan, California kingdom U, Pomona; Benjamin Kohlmann, U of Freiburg, Germany; Victor Marsh, U of Queensland; Tina Mascara; Stephen McCauley; Paul M. McNeil, Columbia U; Guido Santi, collage of the Canyons, California; Kyle Stevens, Brandeis U.
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By Neville Hoad
By Wendy Cealey Harrison,John Hood-Williams
`Beyond intercourse and Gender is going past such a lot texts no longer easily within the diversity of authors mentioned, but in addition within the approach within which it makes an intensive departure from the terminology of "sex" and "gender". this can be a advanced and hard paintings, which fits past problems with gender to issues of deeper mysteries of language, embodiment and social knowing. Wendy Cealey Harrison's remedy of an astonishingly diversified diversity of authors is necessary, within the top experience, and beneficiant. The ebook is devoted to its co-author, John Hood-Williams who used to be killed in a street coincidence in 1999; it's a important memorial' - David H J Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, collage of Manchester
The valuable argument of this publication is that the sex/gender contrast is invalid and has to be transcended. To this finish, the paintings of Foucault, Connell, Goffman, Garfinkel, Butler, Freud, Derrida, Saussure, Lacquer and Kessler and McKenna is woven right into a wealthy and compelling set of arguments. The sex/gender contrast is attacked for generating a sequence of irresolvable traps. even though a lot one attempts to imagine one's manner out of the dichotomy, one finally ends up being suckered again into its imponderables and blind alleys. The booklet makes an attempt to comprehensively reorientate the sector and redefine the terrain.