Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction (Series Q) by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

By Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Novel looking at is the 1st choice of queer feedback at the historical past of the radical. The members to this quantity navigate new territory in literary conception with essays that implicitly problem the "hermeneutic of suspicion" common in present serious thought. In a beautiful introductory essay, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick delineates the chances for a feedback that might be "reparative" instead of cynical or paranoid. The startlingly inventive essays within the quantity discover new serious practices which could weave the pleasures and disorientations of interpreting into the cloth of queer analyses.Through discussions of a various array of British, French, and American novels—including significant canonical novels, best-sellers, children’s fiction, and technological know-how fiction—these essays discover queer worlds of flavor, texture, pleasure, and ennui, targeting such topics as flogging, wizardry, exorcism, dance, Zionist hope, and web sexuality. analyzing the works of authors as various as Benjamin consistent, Toni Morrison, T. H. White, and William Gibson, in addition to canonical queer modernists reminiscent of James, Proust, Woolf, and Cather, individuals exhibit the wealth of how within which selves and groups reach extracting sustenance from the items of a tradition whose avowed wish has usually been to not maintain them. The dramatic reframing that those essays practice will make the importance of Novel staring at expand past the scope of queer reports to literary feedback in general.Contributors. Stephen Barber, Renu Bora, Anne Chandler, James Creech, Tyler Curtain, Jonathan Goldberg, Joseph Litvak, Michael Lucey, Jeff Nunokawa, Cindy Patton, Jacob Press, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Melissa Solomon, Kathryn Bond Stockton, John Vincent, Maurice Wallace, Barry Weller

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Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in by Aihwa Ong, Michæl G Peletz

By Aihwa Ong, Michæl G Peletz

This notable array of essays considers the contingent and moving meanings of gender and the physique in modern Southeast Asia. through studying femininity and masculinity as fluid procedures instead of social or organic givens, the authors offer new methods of figuring out how gender intersects with neighborhood, nationwide, and transnational varieties of wisdom and power.

Contributors lower throughout disciplinary limitations and draw on clean fieldwork and textual research, together with newspaper debts, radio studies, and feminist writing. Their topics variety largely: the writings of feminist Filipinas; Thai tales of widow ghosts; eye-witness money owed of a beheading; narratives of bewitching genitals, recalcitrant husbands, and industry girls as femmes fatales. Geographically, the essays disguise Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The essays deliver to this quarter the theoretical insights of gender idea, political financial system, and cultural studies.

Gender and different kinds of inequality and distinction become altering platforms of symbols and meanings. our bodies are explored as websites of political, financial, and cultural transformation. the problems raised in those pages make very important connections among habit, our bodies, domination, and resistance during this dynamic and colourful region.

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Queer Theory: An Introduction by Annamarie Jagose

By Annamarie Jagose

The political and educational appropriation of the time period queer during the last a number of years has marked a shift within the examine of sexuality from a spotlight on supposedly crucial different types as homosexual and lesbian to extra fluid or queer notions of sexual id. but queer is a class nonetheless within the technique of formation. In Queer thought, Annamarie Jagose presents a transparent and concise clarification of queer conception, tracing it as a part of an exciting historical past of same-sex love during the last century.

Blending insights from sought after theorists resembling Judith Butler and David Halperin, Jagose argues that queer theory's problem is to create new methods of pondering, not just approximately mounted sexual identities similar to heterosexual and gay, but additionally approximately different supposedly crucial notions resembling sexuality and gender or even guy and girl.

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Identity Politics Reconsidered (Future of Minority Studies) by Satya P. Mohanty, Paula M. L. Moya

By Satya P. Mohanty, Paula M. L. Moya

In response to the continuing paintings of the agenda-setting way forward for Minority stories nationwide examine venture, id Politics Reconsidered reconceptualizes the scholarly and political importance of social identification. It makes a speciality of the deployment of "identity" inside of ethnic-, women's-, disability-, and homosexual and lesbian reports with the intention to stimulate dialogue approximately matters which are at the same time theoretical and functional, starting from ethics and epistemology to political concept and pedagogical perform. This number of strong essays through either recognized and rising students bargains unique solutions to questions in regards to the analytical legitimacy of "identity" and "experience," and the relationships between cultural autonomy, ethical universalism, and revolutionary politics.

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Wrong Place at the Right Time by Dawn Taylor Wells

By Dawn Taylor Wells

Every person has had the idea, "What is my existence particularly about?" even though we may well idiot ourselves into considering that our lives are fantastic and the problems we adventure aren't any tremendous deal, it will probably take only one obtrusive mistake to make it painfully transparent that we're mendacity to ourselves. all of us wish that satisfied, satisfying, worthwhile existence each person talks approximately yet frequently we haven't any clue easy methods to get it! sunrise Wells has been there. on the age of 38, sunrise notion her dream of being a winning individual and loving spouse was once over, and worse, she used to be confident it used to be anything past her snatch. After wearing round the emotional luggage from a very disappointing early life for years, she'd given up desire for the fortunately ever after. evening after evening, social gathering after celebration, she was once left feeling hole and on my own. ultimately, one humbling evening out,everything replaced. A run-in with an adversary stuck her thoroughly off-guard and from that low element, she discovered the religion to appreciate and think she could by no means be on my own back. sunrise is aware firsthand how the discomfort of formative years dysfunctional relationships is carried into maturity, negatively affecting one's vainness and experience of self-worth for years. Her tale is one among therapeutic the private wounds that maintain us in emotional bondage and persuade us that the 'good existence' has handed us through. all through life's twists and turns, joys and defeats, sunrise came upon that religion and desire are her consistent partners and that the instruments she used to beat her inner most fears may help others. mistaken position on the correct Time is one woman's trip from a painful life of worry, loneliness, and rejection to a spot of peace, love and redemption. it is a tale for all who've struggled with the ghosts from their previous and wish to maneuver ahead and create their very own model of fortunately ever after in a true and sustainable approach.

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Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by R. Vanita

By R. Vanita

This can be the 1st ebook to ascertain the same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides stated in India during the last twenty years. Ruth Vanita examines those circumstances within the context of a large choice of same-sex unions, from Fourteenth-century narratives approximately co-wives who miraculously produce a baby jointly, to Nineteenth-century depictions of ritualized unions among ladies, to marriages among homosexual males and lesbians prepared over the net. interpreting the altering criminal, literary, spiritual and social Indian and Euro-American traditions in which same-sex unions are embedded, she brings a clean standpoint to the homosexual marriage debate, suggesting that same-sex marriage dwells no longer on the margins yet on the middle of tradition. Love's Rites via Ruth Vanita is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.

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Coming Out in College: The Struggle for a Queer Identity by Robert Rhoads

By Robert Rhoads

Popping out is the method of acknowledging same-sex sights to oneself and to others. it truly is either a private and a public method. for plenty of homosexual and bisexual scholars, collage marks a pivotal aspect the place for the 1st time they be happy to discover their same-sex points of interest. This e-book is ready the struggles scholars face in popping out. the point of interest is twofold: the studies members face in coming to phrases with their sexual identification and the method of constructing a bunch id. the improvement of a gaggle identification comprises a level of political funding. For a few scholars, changing into political potential adopting a "queer" personality. As one pupil famous, "Queer is more or less an `in your face' perspective towards heterosexism and homophobia." a first-rate concentration of this booklet revolves round the inspiration of queer id and the way scholars interact as cultural employees looking either campus and societal switch.

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Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's by Clare Brant, Susan E. Whyman

By Clare Brant, Susan E. Whyman

Strolling the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and tell all who're drawn to literature, heritage, and the town of London. This specified booklet invitations the reader to stroll alongside the soiled, crowded, and engaging streets of eighteenth-century London in an strange means. 9 top specialists from the fields of literature, historical past, classics, gender, biography, geography, and dress, supply various interpretations of John Gay's poem minutiae: or, the paintings of jogging the Streets of Londoni (1716). The poem--a full of life, humorous, and thought-provoking assertion approximately city life--accompanies the essays, in a brand new version with finished notes. The advent paints a colourful photograph of London in 1716, depicting Gay's interesting existence and literary global, providing a useful consultant to the poem. jointly, those parts permit the warmth, filth, and scents of the underbelly of eighteenth-century London come alive in new methods.

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Speed Demon by Erin Lynn

By Erin Lynn

Kenzie’s at the quickly music— to hassle. men might be stressful, however the demonic style are the worst… that's how Kenzie Sutcliffe felt approximately Levi. He shot out of Kenzie’s bathe, a.k.a. the demon gap, recently. It was once difficult for Kenzie to shut the portal—it concerned her riding the family’s minivan into the kitchen. And what thank you does she get for that? She’s grounded, now not allowed to force, and getting chauffeured round by way of a demon whose driver’s license is doubtful at most sensible. Plus, the demon tells her, while one portal closes—another one opens… although Levi could be a soreness, Kenzie simply can’t enable the opposite demons drag him again to hell. bet that implies it’s as much as her to save lots of the day…again!

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