Heroic Desire

Lesbian Identity and Cultural Space
Author: Sally Munt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0304334545
Category: Lesbianism
Page: 184
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In the LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES series this work draws on literary and cultural theory to demonstrate the ways in which lesbian identities are ascribed and resisted. It looks at the identity models of the hero, the flaneur and the lesbian outlaw as well as lesbian 'space' both materially and imaginatively.

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.

Queer Ideas

The David R. Kessler Lectures in Lesbian and Gay Studies
Author: City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies,Martin Duberman,Alisa Solomon
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558614499
Category: Education
Page: 215
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This volume brings together ten core thinkers in the field of lesbian and gay studies. Participants in the outstanding Kessler series, hosted by CLAGS, the premiere U.S. think-tank in the field, they present ten -diverse approaches to the experiences, history, and culture of lesbian and gay people, and in the process they think new and queer ideas into being. Beginning with Joan Nestle, who explores the outsider status of lesbians through the complex life a black lesbian domestic worker, and ending with Judith Butler, who speaks on -human rights in the aftermath of -September 11. The collection includes the pantheon of queer theorists: Edmund White on queer fiction and criticism, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick on the dialogics of love, and John D'Emilio on gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.

Lesbian and Gay Studies

A Critical Introduction
Author: Andy Medhurst,Sally Munt
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 388
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A major new publication in lesbian and gay studies, this accessible textbook comprises newly-commissioned essays from a rich cross-section of international scholars. The book's twenty-five chapters are organized according to the key debates in the field and are envisaged both as introductory overviews and critical reflections of each field. The chapters published here will raise debates concerning how lesbian and gay studies has contributed to and changed the identity of traditional disciplines, and shaped new areas of study such as the body, performativity and sexual politics. The contributors are experts in their field, and their essays in this essential new textbook comprise incisive and critical accounts that both summarize existing debates and point the way forward to future developments. This is a classroom text which makes ideal seminar material, and contains extensive references for further reading. Directly relevant to, and intersecting with, contemporary debates in sexuality, gender and culture, this book is highly accessible and impressively comprehensive. Sally Munt and Andy Medhurst have been teaching lesbian and gay studies for over a decade. They bring to this volume an extraordinary wealth of knowledge of their subject, and a particular capacity for producing readable and authoritative text.

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.

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.

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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GLQ

A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
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
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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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Actors to Gyms


Author: Marc Stein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780684312620
Category:
Page: 474
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Forum Homosexualität und Literatur


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: German literature
Page: N.A
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Queer phenomenology

orientations, objects, others
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 223
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Theoretical study of the spatialization of sexuality through a consideration of how the "orientation" of bodies within a social space informs concepts of sexual desire.

New Literature on Women


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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Tomboys and Bachelor Girls

A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71
Author: Rebecca Jennings
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 209
View: 8894
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Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene in Britain, centered on the metropolitan nightclubs of post-war London, but also developing across the country, through lesbian magazines and social organizations. This fascinating book brings to life the rich history of post-war lesbian culture for the scholarly and general reader alike.

Bibliographic Guide to Womens Studies 1998


Author: New York Public Library Staff
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780783804071
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2011
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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
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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.