Heroic Desire

Lesbian Identity and Cultural Space
Author: Sally Munt
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814756072
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Heroic Desire performs its title--bold, challenging, seductive, and compelling--a vital and exciting addition to the discourse on lesbian identities, their dissolves and perpetual becomings. Sure to incite and inspire." —Lynda Hart, Author of Fatal Women: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression "Right on the edge of exciting and daring new writing on lesbian representation. Moving beyond post- modernism's rejection of identity politics, Munt draws on a wealth of scholarship and personal reflection to refigure the heroic narrative in the service of lesbian liberation strategies. A thoughtful and thought- provoking book." —Esther Newton , State University of New York, Purchase "In Heroic Desire Sally Munt revisits identity politics through the figure of the lesbian hero. The result is one of the most exciting works of lesbian theory to appear in years. Written in a strong and engaging personal voice, Heroic Desire will excite, provoke, enlighten, and entertain the reader with this original insights into questions of lesbian identity, culture, and community." —Bonnie Zimmerman, San Diego State University

Lesbian Geographies

Gender, Place and Power
Author: Kath Browne,Eduarda Ferreira
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131710563X
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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It has long been recognised that the spatialisation of sexual lives is always gendered. Sexism and male dominance are a pervasive reality and lesbian issues are rarely afforded the same prominence as gay issues. Thus, lesbian geographies continue to be a salient axis of difference, challenging the conflation of lesbians and gay men, as well as the trope that homonormativity affects lesbians and gay men in the same ways. This volume explores lesbian geographies in diverse geographical, social and cultural contexts and presents new approaches, using English as a working language but not as a cultural framework. Going beyond the dominant trace of Anglo-American perspectives of research in sexualities, this book presents research in a wide range of countries including Australia, Argentina, Israel, Canada, USA, Russia, Poland, Spain, Hungary and Mexico.

The Lives of Older Lesbians

Sexuality, Identity & the Life Course
Author: Jane Traies
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137556439
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 245
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This unique book sheds new light on the most invisible members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Hidden from view by a combination of prevailing cultural assumptions and their own unwillingness to be seen, older lesbians have been consistently under-represented in both popular culture and research. This ground-breaking study, based on an unprecedentedly large research sample of nearly four hundred lesbian-identified women between the ages of 60 and 90, offers a fascinating insight into the lives of older lesbians in the UK. Drawing on data from a comprehensive questionnaire survey and illustrated with vivid personal testimonies, it explores both the diversity and the distinct collective identity of the older lesbian community, arguing that understanding their past experience is crucial to providing for their needs in the future. It is essential reading for scholars in the fields of women’s studies and genders and sexualities, and will also appeal to sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, social and cultural historians, and experts in ageing, gerontology, nursing and social work.

Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies


Author: Jayne Caudwell,Kath Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135740232
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
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This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which are evident in the collection—focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life


Author: Victoria Rosner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231507879
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."

Dancing Bodies, Living Histories

New Writings about Dance and Culture
Author: Lisa Doolittle,Anne Flynn
Publisher: Banff, Alta. : Banff Centre Press
ISBN: 9780920159699
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 277
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Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences.“Dancing Bodies, Living Histories stages a set of illuminating connections between cultural theory and dancing practices, examining the body in an exhilarating range of performances. The volume interrogates choreography as a theorizing of identity, racial, gendered, and classed, and it elucidates power relations within and surrounding dancing."-Susan Leigh Foster, University of California.

International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bisexuality
Page: N.A
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A Lesbian History of Britain

Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500
Author: Rebecca Jennings
Publisher: Greenwood World Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 227
View: 1940
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A portrayal of the rich history of lesbian life and culture in Britain from the late eighteenth to the present day.

Bisexual Resource Guide


Author: Robyn Ochs
Publisher: Bisexual Rescoures Ctr
ISBN: 9780965388122
Category: Bisexuality
Page: 303
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Queer Attachments

The Cultural Politics of Shame
Author: Professor Sally R Munt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409491315
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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Why is shame so central to our identity and to our culture? What is its role in stigmatizing subcultures such as the Irish, the queer or the underclass? Can shame be understood as a productive force? In this lucid and passionately argued book, Sally R. Munt explores the vicissitudes of shame across a range of texts, cultural milieux, historical locations and geographical spaces – from eighteenth-century Irish politics to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, from contemporary US academia to the aesthetics of Tracey Emin. She finds that the dynamics of shame are consistent across cultures and historical periods, and that patterns of shame are disturbingly long-lived. But she also reveals shame as an affective emotion, engendering attachments between bodies and between subjects – queer attachments. Above all, she celebrates the extraordinary human ability to turn shame into joy: the party after the fall. Queer Attachments is an interdisciplinary synthesis of cultural politics, emotions theory and narrative that challenges us to think about the queerly creative proclivities of shame.

Forum Homosexualität und Literatur


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: German literature
Page: N.A
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Journal of the History of Sexuality


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sex
Page: N.A
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Butch/femme

inside lesbian gender
Author: Sally Munt,Cherry Smyth
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 6449
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The first collection to focus on butch-femme identities since the highly-acclaimed "Persistent Desire" (edited by Joan Nestle), this book attempts to theorize butch-femme in the context of current debates on masculinity, femininity, and gender-as-performance. 40 photos.

New Formations


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts, Modern
Page: N.A
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New Books on Women and Feminism


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: N.A
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Essays in Irish Literary Criticism

Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality
Author: Deirdre Quinn,Sharon Tighe-Mooney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 263
View: 7862
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Essays in Irish Literary Criticism : Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality

Crossing Boundaries

Bodily Paradigms in Jeanette Winterson's Fiction 1985-2000
Author: Silvia Antosa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 218
View: 518
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Queer Visibilities

Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town
Author: Andrew Tucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444399772
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 1595
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Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town. Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town—white, coloured, and black Africans Discusses how HIV remains a key issue for queer men in South Africa Utilizes new research data—the first comprehensive cross-community study of queer identities in South Africa

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures


Author: George Haggerty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113558513X
Category: Reference
Page: 986
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Feminist Collections

A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: N.A
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