Download Banning Queer Blood: Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, by Jeffrey A. Bennett PDF

By Jeffrey A. Bennett

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic identification heavily associated with the that means of citizenship. even though, with the arrival of AIDS got here the suggestion of blood donation as a in all probability harmful approach. Bennett argues that the foodstuff and Drug management, by way of using pictures that particularly depict homosexual males as contagious, has classified homosexual males as a risk to the state. The FDA's ban on blood donation by means of homosexual males is still in impression and serves to propagate the social misconceptions approximately homosexual males that stream inside of either the immediately and homosexual groups today.

Bennett explores the function of medical learn mentioned by way of those banned-blood guidelines and its disquieting dating to govt enterprises, together with the FDA. Bennett attracts parallels among the FDA's place on homosexuality and the ancient precedents of discrimination via govt businesses opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes through describing the resistance posed via queer donors, who both lie with a purpose to donate blood or protest discrimination at donation websites, and via calling for those prejudiced regulations to be abolished.


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Download Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China by Wu Cuncun, Chris Berry PDF

By Wu Cuncun, Chris Berry

Homoerotic Sensibilities in overdue Imperial China is the richest exploration up to now of overdue imperial chinese language literati curiosity in male love. applying basic resources corresponding to miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism performed a vital function within the cultural lifetime of overdue imperial chinese language literati elites. Countering contemporary arguments that homosexuality was once marginal and disparaged in this interval, the e-book additionally seeks to track the connection of homoeroticism to prestige and power.In addition to ancient snap shots and research, the ebook additionally advances the idea that of 'sensibilities' as a style for examining the complicated diversity of homoerotic texts produced in past due imperial China.

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Download The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke by Harry Eiss PDF

By Harry Eiss

Richard Dadd is a trickster, a pre-post-modern enigma wrapped in a Shakespearean Midsummer Night's Dream, an Elizabethan Puck dwelling in a smothering Victorian insane asylum, foreshadowing and, in great, Mad Hatter conundrums, getting into the fragmented shards of ultra-modern nightmarish oxymorons lengthy ahead of the artists presently attempting to supply them the joker's ephemeral maps of discourse. i believe of Bob Dylan's Ballad of a skinny guy, that cryptic refusal to lessen the warped mirrors of fact to prosaic lies, or, maybe All alongside the Watchtower or Mr. Tambourine guy. much more than Samuel Beckett's looking forward to Godot, which interestingly sufficient comes off as overly esoteric, too studied, too unsleeping, Dadd's complete lifestyles foreshadows the forbidden front into the numinous, the belief of the inexplicable labyrinths of latest life, that splendidly wealthy Marcel Duchamp panorama of puns and satiric paradigms, that surrealistic parallax of the bright gamester Salvador Dali, that smirking irony of the works of Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Robert Indiana, that fragmented, meta-fictional fight of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5. John Lennon definitely sensed it and could not aid yet push into meta-real worlds in his personal lyrics. ponder Strawberry Fields endlessly, i'm the Walrus, and the extra self-conscious Revolution quantity nine. In Yer Blues, he even refers to Dylan's major personality, Mr. Jones from Ballad of a skinny guy. If Lennon's track is taken heavily, actually, then it's a darkish crying out by way of a suicidal guy, Lord, i am lonely, wanna die; or, if taken as a metaphor for a lover's misplaced emotions approximately his unfulfilled love, it falls into the romantic rant of a customary blues or teenage rock-and-roll tune. despite the fact that, even in this point, it has a sarcasm approximately it, a feeling of guffawing at itself and at Dylan's Mr. Jones, who understands whatever is occurring yet simply now not what it truly is, after which, via extension, we all who've woke up to the truth that the studied Western global does not make experience, we all who fight to discover which means within the nonsense photographs, characters, and happenings within the track, and maybe, coming to a end that the nonsense is the feel. whilst Andy Warhol made the deliberately overly noticeable punning conceal for the Rolling Stones' Sticky hands album, depicting a man's crotch (presumably Mick Jagger's - notwithstanding now not actually) lined by way of denims with a true zipper to be unzipped to bare the sticky underpants from a man's cum, the relationship with musical creativity and sexual creativity was once humorously conjoined, however the genuine irony wasn't quite a bit that sexual double entendre, because it was once a self-mocking, a giggling on the writer, a enjoyable conceptual undermining of the hunt for which means via paintings, a providing of the artist as trickster, a great deal in accordance with Carl Jung's trickster because the impulse to anarchy, a light-hearted metaphysical funny story just like Robert Rauschenberg's mattress - a literal cover and pillow (rumored to were from the particular mattress he shared with Jasper Johns. Which basically makes the blending of realities even thicker, simply because even if the rumor is correct, it turns into actual, maybe even extra actual just because it suits so well into human maps of meaning), that's then reworked with splashes of paint, held on a wall, and specified a piece of paintings, within the culture of Duchamp's ready-mades and the full irreverent Dada stream.

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Download Queer Externalities: Hazardous Encounters in American by W. C. Harris PDF

By W. C. Harris

In tv indicates comparable to Queer Eye for the directly man, and flicks like Brokeback Mountain, in addition to homosexual younger grownup novels and different media assurance of queer people—including the day out of a number of well-known Republicans—queer lives have gotten extra seen within the media and in U.S. tradition extra often. How does the expanding visibility of queer topics inside mainstream tradition have an effect on percentages for radical and transformative queer activism? Provocative and demanding, W. C. Harris argues that instead of easily being a reason for social gathering, this “mainstreaming” of queer lives can have as many unwanted effects as optimistic ones for modern homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender humans. Harris builds at the paintings of queer and political theorists equivalent to Eve Sedgwick, David Halperin, Michael Warner, and Wendy Brown to check the uncomfortable side effects that may be generated while queers assimilate, and argues for a reinvigorated queer essentialism so that it will declare a separate and visual political and activist house inside of U.S. tradition.

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Download The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism by Vincent Woodard, Dwight McBride, Justin A. Joyce, E. PDF

By Vincent Woodard, Dwight McBride, Justin A. Joyce, E. Patrick Johnson

Scholars folks and transatlantic slavery have mostly neglected or disregarded accusations that Black americans have been cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human intake heavily, concentrating on either the literal hunger of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism at the a part of the slaveholder, and extra attracts cognizance to the ways that Blacks skilled their intake as a essentially homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores those connections among homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of intake within the context of yank literature and US slave culture.

Utilizing many staples of African American literature and tradition, reminiscent of the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, in addition to different much less circulated fabrics like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave ads, and diverse articles from Black newspapers released within the 19th century, Woodard strains the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated either ecu and white American arousal in the direction of Black men and starvation for Black male flesh. Woodard makes use of those texts to unpack how slaves struggled not just opposed to social intake, but in addition opposed to endemic mechanisms of hunger and starvation designed to wreck them. He concludes with an exam of the arguable chain gang oral intercourse scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even on the finish of the 20th and starting of the twenty-first century, we're nonetheless at a loss for language with which to explain Black male starvation inside of a plantation tradition of consumption.

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Download Between Sodom and Eden by Lee Walzer PDF

By Lee Walzer

Astonishingly, Israeli lesbians and gays were in a position to in achieving many political ambitions that also elude America´s homosexual neighborhood. Israel´s best court docket has mandated same-sex spousal advantages; the army, which by no means barred gays firstly, has got rid of its final authentic regulations; Israel´s parliament boasts a Subcommittee for the Prevention of Sexual Orientation Discrimination; and faculty curricula are gay-friendly -all of this in a rustic the place non secular pursuits wield impressive strength and whose identification this present day is the item of fierce fight. among Sodom and Eden, the 1st e-book to discover this quickly altering panorama, is predicated on interviews with over 100 Israelis, in addition to Palestinians. Lee Walzer explores how, inside a decade, Israel has advanced from a society that marginalized homosexuals to at least one that gives the most wide criminal protections on the earth. He lines the political, spiritual, and social elements that make Israel a homosexual rights trendsetter, reading the interaction among Judaism and homosexuality, the growing to be prominence of homosexual issues in Israeli literature, movie, song, and tv, and the position of the media in advancing lesbian and homosexual political development.

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Download Queer Transexions of Race, Nation, and Gender (Social Text, by Anne McClintock, Phillip Brian Harper, José Esteban Muñoz, PDF

By Anne McClintock, Phillip Brian Harper, José Esteban Muñoz, Trish Rosen

Earlier, queer concept has mostly been silent approximately questions of race, particularly while thought of in a world context. a lot postcolonial concept has been silent approximately questions concerning gender and sexuality. This designated factor of Social textual content explores the family among race and queer sexuality through targeting the politics of transgression in a transnational world.In the 1st portion of this factor, Race and Queer Sexuality, foreign authors handle issues starting from Asian American queer id and its relation to transnational and diasporic matters to homophobia and its dating to black nationalism in South Africa. different topics contain, sexuality, race, and public area; lesbian pedagogy and the state in Latin the USA; and an research of cross-race and cross-gender drag within the paintings of L.A. drag queen Vaginal Creme Davis. within the moment part, The Politics of Transgression, participants specialize in transgression and its dating to energy and historical past. One essay explores Irish immigration within the U.S. and the Irish woman physique as a determine of transnational contagion and blood panic, whereas one other makes a speciality of Oscar Wilde, race, and queer sexuality. different items comprise a meditation on British filmmaker and author Derek Jarman’s movie, Blue.Race and Queer Sexuality confronts the restrictions of past paintings in queer thought whereas delivering a place to begin for dialogue of race, queer sexuality, and the politics of transgression that might be a part of queer concept of the future.Contributors. Judith Butler, David Eng, Licia Fiol-Mata, Judith Halberstam, Phillip Brian Harper, Neville Hoad, Rachel Holmes, Don Kulick, Tim Lawrence, Rosalind Morris, Jos? Esteban Mu?oz, Ben Singer, David Valentine, Priscilla Wald, Riki Anne Wilchins

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Download Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, by Michael DeAngelis PDF

By Michael DeAngelis

Why and the way does the allure of definite male Hollywood stars go over from immediately to homosexual audiences? Do stars lose their cachet with instantly audiences once they pass over? In homosexual Fandom and Crossover Stardom Michael DeAngelis responds to those questions with a provocative research of 3 recognized actors—James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. within the technique, he strains a fifty-year background of viewers reception that strikes homosexual male fandom a ways past the area of “camp” to locations the place culturally unauthorized fantasies are nurtured, constructed, and shared.DeAngelis examines a number of cultural records, together with studio exposure and promotional campaigns, megastar biographies, scandal magazines, and picture experiences, in addition to homosexual political and fan literature that levels from the closeted pages of 1 and Mattachine overview within the Nineteen Fifties to the very “out” dish columns, listserv postings, and online big name myth narratives of the prior decade. on the center of this shut ancient research are remedies of specific movie narratives, together with East of Eden, insurgent and not using a reason, the line Warrior, deadly Weapon, my very own inner most Idaho, and velocity. utilizing theories of myth and melodrama, homosexual Fandom and Crossover Stardom demonstrates how studios, brokers, or even stars themselves frequently actively facilitate an audience’s strategic blurring of the already tenuous contrast among the heterosexual mainstream and the homosexual margins of yank renowned culture.In addition to fanatics of James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves, these drawn to movie background, cultural reviews, pop culture, queer concept, gender reviews, sociology, psychoanalytic idea, melodrama, fable, and fandom will take pleasure in this booklet.

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Download Ethics of Eros: Irigaray's Re-writing of the Philosophers by Tina Chanter PDF

By Tina Chanter

Ethics of Eros sheds gentle on modern feminist discourse by means of bringing into query the various uncomplicated differences and different types that orchestrate it. The paintings of Luce Irigaray serves as a spotlight for interrogating the competition among "French" and "Anglo-American" feminism as articulated within the debate over essentialism. Tina Chanter defends Irigaray opposed to fees of essentialism via exhibiting that such criticisms fail to think about the theoretical heritage of her paintings. Chanter demonstrates that Irigaray inherited and tried to maneuver past the philosophical framework of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. In tackling the controversy over essentialism, Chanter additionally reconsiders the sex/gender contrast that has been basic to feminist idea. Ethics of Eros seeks to recast the variations among "French" and "Anglo-American" feminism in order that they not characterize opposing perspectives yet develop into in a position to efficient exchanges. It explains the situations within which the controversy over essentialism arose and divulges how essentialist misreadings of Irigaray received foreign money in feminist concept. The e-book illuminates Irigaray's writings and demonstrates the insights they carry for present feminist idea and philosophy.

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