Mama’s Boy: Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American by Roel van den Oever

By Roel van den Oever

In postwar the USA, the discourse of Momism complicated the concept an over-affectionate or too-distant mom hampers the social and psychosexual improvement of her little ones, specifically her sons. Deemed worst of all was once the end result of homosexuality, because the interval observed an severe policing of sexual deviance. van den Oever zooms in on 4 circumstances of the cultural illustration of Momism: The Grotto, by means of Grace Zaring Stone, all at once final summer time, by way of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's grievance, via Philip Roth, to provide new statement on canonical texts, a specific second in American tradition, and destiny interpreting ideas.

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Deadly Wrong (Deadly Mystery #2) by Victor J. Banis

By Victor J. Banis

The police say "involuntary manslaughter," yet a sad coincidence seems as an alternative to be homicide, simple and straightforward. And San Francisco murder Inspector Stanley Korski, on depart from the strength and his unrequited love for fellow detective Tom Danzel, walks into a murderer's net of treachery. flawed, Stanley. lethal flawed.

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Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial by Helen Smith

By Helen Smith

Masculinity, category and Same-Sex hope in commercial England, 1895-1957 explores the studies of guys who wanted different males outdoors of the capital. In doing so, it bargains a distinct intervention into the historical past of sexuality however it additionally bargains new how you can comprehend masculinity, working-class tradition, regionality and paintings within the interval.

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A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican by Jennifer S. Hirsch

By Jennifer S. Hirsch

From approximately seven childrens according to girl in 1960, the fertility price in Mexico has dropped to approximately 2.6. Such adjustments are a part of a bigger transformation explored during this e-book, a richly special ethnographic research of generational and migration-related redefinitions of gender, marriage, and sexuality in rural Mexico and between Mexicans in Atlanta.

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Male Sexuality under Surveillance: The Office in American by Graham Thompson

By Graham Thompson

Male Sexuality lower than Surveillance is a full of life, clever, and expertly argued research of the development of male sexuality within the company place of work. Graham Thompson interweaves 3 major threads: a historicized cultural research of the advance of the trendy enterprise workplace from its beginnings within the early 19th century to the current day, a Foucauldian dialogue of the workplace because the website of assorted disciplinary practices, and a queer-theoretical dialogue of the textualization of the homosexual male physique as a tool for generating a taxonomy of male-male kin. the combo of those issues produces a examine that's clean, insightful, and provocative. in addition, this interesting examine concurrently offers readings of fundamental texts—ranging from 1853 to 1995—that give a contribution considerably to scholarship on those works whereas advancing and deepening the theoretical discussions from which Male Sexuality lower than Surveillance derives its premises. Thompson has divided his research into 3 sections. half 1 examines the limits of male friendship in Herman Melville's “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” William Dean Howells's the increase of Silas Lapham, and Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt. half 2 examines the influence of corporatization and the feminization of paperwork upon instantly male sexuality among global struggle II and the Seventies, utilizing Sloan Wilson's the fellow within the grey Flannel swimsuit, Don DeLillo's Americana, and Joseph Heller's whatever occurred. half three indicates how the intercourse and gender nervousness obtrusive in immediately male responses to the postwar place of work international is changed via a unique experience of ways id might be built relating to paintings in Nicholson Baker's The Mezzanine and The Fermata and Douglas Coupland's Microserfs. Given its finished scope, Male Sexuality less than Surveillance may be of curiosity not just to Americanists quite often but additionally to students drawn to gender reviews and homosexual and lesbian stories. furthermore, as a result of its concentrate on the results of fixing fiscal buildings on fabric tradition and social association, students attracted to materialist techniques to literature will locate the booklet in?nitely worthwhile.

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Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, by Samuel R. Delany

By Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany, whose theoretically refined technology fiction and delusion has gained him a extensive viewers between teachers and fanatics of postmodernist fiction, deals insights into and explorations of his personal event as author, critic, theorist, and homosexual black guy in his new choice of written interviews, a kind he describes as a kind of "guided essay." accumulated from assets as different as Diacritics and Comics magazine, those interviews show the huge diversity of his suggestion and pursuits.

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Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dualism (Routledge by Raia Prokhovnik

By Raia Prokhovnik

To feminists and a few postmodernists reason/emotion and man/woman characterize basic polarities, mounted deep inside Western philosophy and mirrored within the constructions of our languages, and units of hierarchical energy relatives in patriarchal society. Raia Prokhovnik demanding situations the culture of dualism and argues that rational girl desire not be a contradiction in phrases. Prokhovnik examines in flip: · the character of dichotomy, its difficulties and another · the reason/emotion dichotomy · dichotomies imperative to the man/woman dualism, corresponding to sex/gender and the heterosexual/ist norm

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Spivak and Postcolonialism: Exploring Allegations of by T. Sakhkhane

By T. Sakhkhane

Exploring, among different issues, representations of the opposite, thoughts followed to withstand such representations, the problems of identification, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, subaltern experiences and the English language in the context of Empire, this booklet initiatives a examine of post-colonialism throughout the paintings of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

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The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, by Elizabeth A. Povinelli

By Elizabeth A. Povinelli

In The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli displays on a suite of moral and normative claims concerning the governance of affection, sociality, and the physique that circulates in liberal settler colonies reminiscent of the U.S. and Australia. She boldly theorizes intimate kin as pivotal websites the place liberal logics and aspirations absorbed via settler imperialism are occur, the place discourses of self-sovereignty, social constraint, and price converge.

For greater than 20 years, Povinelli has traveled to the social worlds of indigenous women and men dwelling at Belyuen, a small group within the Northern Territory of Australia. extra lately she has moved throughout groups of other revolutionary queer pursuits within the usa, really those that determine as radical faeries. during this publication she lines how liberal binary ideas of person freedom and social constraint impact understandings of intimacy in those worlds. while, she describes substitute types of social family members inside every one workforce which will spotlight modes of intimacy that go beyond a reductive selection among freedom and constraint.

Shifting concentration clear of identities towards the social matrices out of which identities and divisions emerge, Povinelli deals a framework for pondering via such matters as what counts as sexuality and which sorts of intimate social relatives bring about the distribution of rights, attractiveness, and assets, and which don't. In The Empire of Love Povinelli demands, and starts to formulate, a politics of “thick life,” a fashion of representing social existence nuanced adequate to fulfill the density and version of tangible social worlds.

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The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Homosexual Writing, Art by Robert Aldrich

By Robert Aldrich

Via a proof of 40 figures in eu tradition, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean argues that the Mediterranean, classical and modern, used to be the primary subject in homoerotic writing and paintings from the 1750s to the Nineteen Fifties. Episodes of exile, homicide, drug-taking, wild gay orgies and lawsuits are woven into an unique examine of an important subject in eu tradition. the parable of a homoerotic Mediterranean made an incredible contribution to basic attitudes in the direction of Antiquity, the Renaissance and smooth Italy and Greece.

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