By Jeffrey Merrick, Bryant T. Ragan Jr.
This quantity explores the realities and representations of same-sex sexuality in France within the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries, the interval that witnessed the emergence of ''homosexuality'' within the smooth feel of the observe. in keeping with archival learn and textual research, the articles learn the improvement of gay subcultures and illustrate the ways that philosophes, pamphleteers, police, novelists, scientists, and politicians conceptualized same-sex family members and hooked up them with extra normal issues approximately order and ailment. The contributors--Elizabeth Colwill, Michael David Sibalis, Victoria Thompson, William Peniston, Vernon Rosario II, Francesca CanadeSautman, Martha Hanna, Robert A. Nye, and the editors Bryant T. Ragan, Jr. and Jeffrey Merrick--use the equipment of highbrow and cultural background, the heritage of technological know-how, literary experiences, criminal and social historical past, and microhistory. This assortment indicates how the topic of homosexuality is said to special issues in French historical past: the Enlightenment, the innovative culture, social self-discipline, positivism, elite and pop culture, nationalism, feminism, and the development of id.
Given the position of gays and lesbians in glossy French tradition and the paintings of French students at the background of sexuality, this assortment fills a massive hole within the literature and represents the 1st try in any language to discover this topic over 3 centuries from a number of views.
By Craig M. Loftin
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 flow of just a couple of thousand, the journal inspired 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 so much of them weren't. The letters candidly discover matters corresponding to police harassment of homosexual and lesbian groups, antigay task purges, and the philosophical, medical, and non secular meanings of homosexuality.
“[a] impressive ebook … approximately homosexual and lesbian existence within the Fifties and ’60s.” — Los Angeles Times
By Elizabeth Archibald
Incest used to be a social challenge within the heart a long time, and in addition a well-liked literary topic. This wide-ranging learn is the 1st survey of medieval incest tales of their cultural context. Did they mirror actual existence occasions? How was once incest outlined within the heart a while? How have been classical incest tales taken care of through medieval writers? Why used to be incest this sort of well known motif within the mythical lives of popes and saints, and why was once it inserted into the tales of serious heroes similar to Charlemagne and Arthur?
By Julie Abraham
"Are women necessary?" asks Julie Abraham during this provocative examine of 20th-century lesbian writing. reading the advance of lesbian writing in English around the twentieth Century, Abraham identifies a shift from this "romance" version to a extra complex "history" version. the good modernists, Woolf and Stein, in addition to the preferred writers of succeeding generations, like Mary Renault, regarded to ancient narratives, growing an immense swap within the means the "lesbian tale" is outfitted. the chances in lesbian writing, from the early romance plots via to the post-1960s liberation circulate experiments, are Abraham's geography. inside it, she bargains exact readings of significant writers in numerous genres, from excessive sleek to pulp, either British and American.
By Jafari S. Allen
By Theo Sandfort, Judith Schuyf, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Jeffrey Weeks
This well timed e-book seeks to illustrate the coherence of lesbian and homosexual reports. It introduces the reader to the critical inter-disciplinary methods within the box and severely assesses their strengths and weaknesses while asking: what's lesbian and homosexual experiences? whilst did it emerge? And what are its achievements and study agenda?
The homosexual and lesbian circulation has emerged as a massive political and cultural strength. It poses a chain of a long way attaining questions on the association of id, the operation of energy and the bounds of tolerance. Lesbian and homosexual experiences has emerged as a necessary and enriching box. It deals demanding situations to extra conventional disciplines and calls for new different types of thought of the connections among acad
By Julie Stephens
Public discourse continues a deep cultural nervousness round expressions of maternalism and the appliance of maternal values to the society as a complete. In a coverage context, postmaternalism is the concern given to women’s claims as staff over their political claims as moms. Julie Stephens strikes past those coverage definitions and advances a idea of postmaternal considering to sign this growing to be unease with maternal different types of subjectivity and maternalist views. In defining the contours of postmaternal notion, she details
the complicated approaches of cultural forgetting that move hand in hand with the ascendancy of postmaternalism.
Postmaternal pondering is dependent upon a questionable memory—that feminism failed motherhood—and casts second-wave feminists as being adverse to maternal expressions and beliefs. Reclaiming an alternate feminist place via oral historical past, lifestyles narratives, web-blogs, and different wealthy resources, Stephens repudiates the middle claims of postmaternal proposal and confronts the misrepresentation of feminism as having forgotten motherhood. Deploying the interpretive framework of reminiscence reviews, she examines the political buildings of forgetting that encompass the maternal and the weakening of nurture and care within the public area. She perspectives the promoting of an illusory, self-sufficient individualism as profoundly attached to the ethos, politics, and monetary practices of neoliberalism and lays the rules for a much broader social critique of such corrosive advancements. In rejecting either conventional maternalism and the hot postmaternalism, Stephens demanding situations dominant paradigms via new perspectives of attachment and care and appeals for another feminist maternalism centering on a politics of care.
By Tere Michaels
Faith, Love, and Devotion: booklet One
Reeling from the new dying of his spouse, police officer Evan Cerelli seems to be at his 4 childrens and will merely see how he fails them. His loving spouse was once the caretaker and nurturer, and now the one father feels himself being beaten by means of the ache of loss and the heavy accountability of elevating his little ones.
At the urging of his associate, Evan celebrates a coworker’s retirement and meets disgraced former cop became protection advisor Matt Haight. A friendship born out of loneliness and the solace of the bottle seems to be precisely what they either want.
The previous 12 months has been a sluggish loss of life for Matt Haight. Ostracized from his liked police strength, dealing with heart age and perpetual loneliness, Matt sees just a black gap the place his destiny could be. while he discovers one other misplaced soul in Evan, a number of the items he suggestion he misplaced begin to fall again in position. Their friendship becomes whatever deeper, yet love is the very last thing both guy anticipated, and either one of them fight to reconcile their new and overwhelming emotions for each other.
1st variation released by means of unfastened identity LLC, September 2008.