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Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and) By Christina B. Hanhardt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822354703
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Published: Duke University Press - December 4th, 2013

Winner, 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies

Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighborhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority.


Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (Gender and Culture) By Lynne Huffer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231149198
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 5th, 2009

Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture.


The International Homosexual Conspiracy By Larry-Bob Roberts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933149424
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Published: Manic D Press - October 5th, 2010

"Regardless of the subject, the writing is always tight and has that sort of delayed sting as you realize the sleeping prejudice he's been pricking. And nothing is sacrosanct."--Jeff Dawson, co-author of Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist


Kicked Out By Sassafras Lowrey (Editor), Jennifer Clare Burke (Editor), Judy Shepard (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sassafras Lowrey (Editor), Jennifer Clare Burke (Editor), Judy Shepard (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780978597368
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Published: Homofactus Press, L.L.C. - January 8th, 2010

In the U.S., 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer(LGBTQ). Kicked Out brings together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth and tells the forgotten stories of some of our nation's most vulnerable citizens.


Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader (John Hope Franklin Center Book) By Gayle S. Rubin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822349860
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Published: Duke University Press - November 28th, 2011

Deviations is the definitive collection of writing by Gayle S. Rubin, a pioneering theorist and activist in feminist, lesbian and gay, queer, and sexuality studies since the 1970s. Rubin first rose to prominence in 1975 with the publication of "The Traffic in Women," an essay that had a galvanizing effect on feminist thinking and theory.


The Queer Art of Failure (John Hope Franklin Center Book) By Jack Halberstam Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822350453
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Published: Duke University Press - August 12th, 2011

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives--to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives.


My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History By Allan Bérubé Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807871959
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - June 1st, 2011

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States.


After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory (Series Q) By Janet Halley (Editor) Cover Image
By Janet Halley (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780822349099
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Published: Duke University Press - January 5th, 2011

Since queer theory originated in the early 1990s, its insights and modes of analysis have been taken up by scholars across the humanities and social sciences. In After Sex? prominent contributors to the development of queer studies offer personal reflections on the field's history, accomplishments, potential, and limitations.


The Weather in Proust (Series Q) By Jonathan Goldberg (Editor), Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Michael Moon (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822351580
Published: Duke University Press - December 20th, 2011

The Weather in Proust gathers pieces written by the eminent critic and theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in the last decade of her life, as she worked toward a book on Proust. This book takes its title from the first essay, a startlingly original interpretation of Proust.


Rethinking Sex: Volume 17 (Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies #17) By Annamarie Jagose (Editor), Ann Cvetkovich (Editor), Heather K. Love (Editor) Cover Image
By Annamarie Jagose (Editor), Ann Cvetkovich (Editor), Heather K. Love (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780822367352
Published: Duke University Press - December 10th, 2010

This special issue of GLQ celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubin's groundbreaking essay, "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." Credited with inaugurating the contemporary field of sexuality studies, Rubin's essay calls for an "autonomous theory and politics specific to sexuality." Looking at the intellectual and political


Queer Studies and the Crises of Capitalism (Glq: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies) By Amy Villarejo, Jordana Rosenberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822367574
Published: Duke University Press - December 22nd, 2011

Extending the recent rapprochement among queer studies, Marxist theory, and political economics, this timely issue responds to the current crisis of capitalism.


Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: A Special Section (Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies)  Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822367550
Published: Duke University Press - November 1st, 2011

This special issue of GLQ celebrates the writing of queer-studies pioneer Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950-2009) with a collection of essays by her close friends and colleagues.


Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire By Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Bruce Erickson, Stacy Alaimo (Contribution by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780253222039
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Published: Indiana University Press - July 14th, 2010

Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the intersections of sexuality and environmental studies.


Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (Perverse Modernities) By Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822347774
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Published: Duke University Press - August 18th, 2010

In "Thiefing Sugar," Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley explores the poetry and prose of Caribbean women writers, revealing in their imagery a rich tradition of erotic relations between women. She takes the book's title from Dionne Brand's novel "In Another Place, Not Here," where eroticism between women is likened to the sweet and subversive act of cane cutters stealing sugar.


Assume Nothing By Rebecca Swan, Judith "Jack" Halberstam (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593762872
Published: Soft Skull - October 1st, 2010

With this intimate series of images, Rebecca Swan launches an inquiry into the understanding of gender across cultures, nations, and generations. Assume Nothing features frank and arresting images of twenty-five participants, along with their candidand sometimes heartrendingcomments about what it has meant to exist outside of traditional gender identities.


Carryin' on in the Lesbian and Gay South By John Howard (Editor) Cover Image
By John Howard (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780814735602
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Published: New York University Press - August 1st, 1997

Includes a feature on Charis!


Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance By Janet Jakobsen, Ann Pellegrini Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807041338
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Published: Beacon Press - April 15th, 2004

In this powerful and timely book, Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini make a solid case for loving the sinner and the sin. Rejecting both religious conservatives' arguments for sexual regulation and liberal views that advocate tolerance, the authors argue for and realistically envision true sexual and religious freedom in this country.


Reading 'The L Word': Outing Contemporary Television (Reading Contemporary Television) By Kim Akass, Janet McCabe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781845111793
Published: I. B. Tauris & Company - April 1st, 2006

As America's first television series about lesbians, The L Word captured national attention when it debuted in 2004, and has continued to make headlines since. The Showtime cable drama about a group of lesbian and bisexual friends in Los Angeles challenges traditional notions of relationships, gender, and sex, and has generated both controversy and devotion within the lesbian community.


Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature By C. Packard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781403975973
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - May 11th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain exploded the myth of the American cowboy as a tough, gruff, and grizzled loner. Queer Cowboys exposes, through books by legendary Western writers such as Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, and Owen Wister, how same-sex intimacy and homoerotic admiration were key aspects of Westerns well before Brokeback's 1960's West, and well before the word "homosexual" was even invented.


Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics By Paul Robinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226721866
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 15th, 2006

From the 1969 rebellion at Stonewall to recent battles over same-sex marriage, gay liberation in the United States has always been closely associated with the political left. But in recent years, gay liberation has taken a dramatic turn toward the right.


Everyday Activism: A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People and Their Allies By Michael R. Stevenson, Jeanine C. Cogan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780415926683
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Published: Routledge - April 30th, 2003

From same-sex marriages to hate-crime laws, gay, lesbian and bisexual people have fought an uphill battle to gain equal rights. Now a comprehensive new reference collects in one volume the strategies, hard data, and legal arguments that are central to the fight for equality in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) life.


No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (Series Q) By Lee Edelman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822333692
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Published: Duke University Press - December 6th, 2004

In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory.


Queer Externalities: Hazardous Encounters in American Culture By W. C. Harris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781438427522
Published: State University of New York Press - September 10th, 2009

In television shows such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and movies like Brokeback Mountain, as well as gay young adult novels and other media coverage of queer people--including the outing of several prominent Republicans--queer lives are becoming more visible in the media and in U.S. culture more generally.


Visible: A Femmethology, Volume Two By Jennifer Clare Burke (Editor) Cover Image
By Jennifer Clare Burke (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780978597351
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Published: Homofactus Press, L.L.C. - January 28th, 2009

Visible: A Femmethology, the only two-volume anthology devoted to femme identity, calls the LGBTQI community on its prejudices and celebrates the diversity of individual femmes.


Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology By E. Patrick Johnson (Editor) Cover Image
By E. Patrick Johnson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780822336181
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Published: Duke University Press - November 1st, 2005

While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States.


The Queer Child: Or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century (Series Q) By Kathryn Bond Stockton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822343868
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Published: Duke University Press - October 20th, 2009

Children are thoroughly, shockingly queer, as Kathryn Bond Stockton explains in The Queer Child, where she examines children's strangeness, even some children's subliminal "gayness," in the twentieth century.


The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You By S. Bear Bergman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551522647
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 1st, 2009

Lambda Literary Award finalist