From Gay to Queer

2 Background of Gay / Queer Studies 2.1 The Construction of Homosexuality The discourse of gay male identity has been extremely controversial . This is because , as I suggest here and throughout this study , there is neither an ...

Author: Lasse Kekki

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015061769629

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Lesbian Gay and Queer Parenting

As I will argue in this book, gay and lesbian parents are often positioned at the borders of what is seen to be conservative/radical, same/different, private/public, natural/social, immoral/moral, familial/ queer, invisible/visible, ...

Author: S. Hicks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230348592

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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This study is based upon original research carried out with lesbian, gay and queer parents and explores how genealogy, kinship, family, everyday life, gender, race, state welfare and intimacy are theorized and lived out, drawing upon interactionist, feminist, discursive and queer sociologies.

Queer Airwaves The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting

Although the Internet is primarily a national medium and is not affordable to everyone in the LGBT community, it is integral to the future of gay broadcasting. Joe Liberatore: Web TV is a merging of the technologies.

Author: Phylis W Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317461500

Category: History

Page: 315

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This book is both a retrospective history of the gay community's use of electronic media as a way of networking and creating a sense of community, and an examination of the current situation, an analysis and critical assessment of gay/lesbian electronic media. Keith and Johnson use original interviews and oral history to delineate the place of electronic media in the lives of this increasingly visible and vocal minority in America.

The Advocate

The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.





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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Speaking in Queer Tongues

Speaking in Queer Tongues investigates the tensions and adaptations that occur when processes of globalization bring one system of gay or lesbian language into contact with another.

Author: William Leap

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252071425

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Language is a fundamental tool for shaping identity and community, including the expression (or repression) of sexual desire. Speaking in Queer Tongues investigates the tensions and adaptations that occur when processes of globalization bring one system of gay or lesbian language into contact with another. Western constructions of gay culture are now circulating widely beyond the boundaries of Western nations due to influences as diverse as Internet communication, global dissemination of entertainment and other media, increased travel and tourism, migration, displacement, and transnational citizenship. The authority claimed by these constructions, and by the linguistic codes embedded in them, is causing them to have a profound impact on public and private expressions of homosexuality in locations as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand, Indonesia and Israel. Examining a wide range of global cultures, Speaking in Queer Tongues presents essays on topics that include old versus new sexual vocabularies, the rhetoric of gay-oriented magazines and news media, verbal and nonverbalized sexual imagery in poetry and popular culture, and the linguistic consequences of the globalized gay rights movement.

A Companion to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Studies

Instead I've chosen to isolate key moments in the institutional emergence of queer studies, particularly in queer his- toriography. While we certainly cannot ignore the role European sexology played in constructing “the homosexual” as a ...

Author: George E. Haggerty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119000853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies is the first single volume survey of current discussions taking place in this rapidly developing area of study. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the editors gather new essays by an international team of established and emerging scholars Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality Engages the future of queer studies by asking what sexuality stands for, what work it does, and how it continues to structure discussions in various academic disciplines as well as contemporary politics

Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies

The queer theory myth that ' gay ' refers to sexual essentialism may never have been widely believed among gay men in any case ( Adam , 2000 ) . Queer theory expresses just one tendency in gay and lesbian communi- ties : simultaneous ...

Author: Diane Richardson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761965114

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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`The creation of a new field of lesbian and gay studies over the past thirty years has been a fascinating project. This volume brings together key authors in the field in 26 major essays and provides a clear sense of just how much has been achieved. It is a guide to the state of the art, and invaluable for scholars throughout the world' - Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex; and Editor of Sexualities `This book is unique in lesbian and gay studies. From politics to health, cyber-queers to queer families, the review essays in this volume cover all the important bases of GLB history and politics. The Introduction is a simple and accessible overview of the changing faces of theory and research over many decades. This book is bound to be an important resource in a burgeoning field' - Janice Irvine, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst `The Handbook of Gay and Lesbian Studies, assembled by two leading theorists of sexuality, makes available more than two dozen new cutting-edge essays in gay studies. Essential for social science scholars and students of gay/queer studies' - David F. Greenberg, Professor of Sociology, New York University With this benchmark work, lesbian and gay studies comes of age. Drawing from a rich team of global contributors and carefully structured to elucidate the core issues in the field, it constitutes an unparalleled resource for teaching, research and debate. The volume is organized into 4 sections: · History and Theory This covers the roots of lesbian and gay studies, the institutionalization of the subject in the Academy, the 'naturalness' of heterosexuality, science and sexuality, the comparative sociology of homosexualities and the heterosexual/homosexual division. · Identity and Community This examines the formation of gay and lesbian identities communities and movements, 'cyber-queer' research, sexuality and space, generational issues in lesbian and gay lifecycles and the subject of bisexuality · Institutions This investigates questions of the governance of sexualities, lesbian and gay health, sexualities and education, religion and homosexuality, homosexuality and the law, gay and lesbian workers, homosexuality and the family, and lesbian, gay and queer encounters with the media and popular culture · Politics This explores the formation of the gay and lesbian movements, impact of globalization, antigay and lesbian violence, nationalism and transnationalism in lesbian and gay studies and sexual citizenship. The result is an authoritative book that demarcates the field, stimulates critical discussion and provides lesbian and gay studies with an enriching focal reference point. It is, quite simply, a breakthrough work that will galvanize discussion and research for years to come.

Warped Gay Normality and Queer Anti Capitalism

Prime Access 2012, 2011 Gay Press Report, Mountainside, NJ: Rivendell, available at: <>. Puar, Jasbir 2007, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Durham, ...

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004288119

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

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Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism shows how the successive 'same-sex formations' of the past century and a half have led to both gay 'normality' and queer resistance. It sees sexual rebellions and queer social justice struggles as harbingers of a queer anti-capitalism.

Looking Queer

Furthermore, this groundbreaking book attests to the struggles, pain, and triumph of queer people in an open and comprehensive manner.

Author: Dawn Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136380198

Category: Self-Help

Page: 528

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Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities contains research, firsthand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. Looking Queer will give members of these communities hope, insight, and information into body image issues, helping you to accept and to love your body. In addition, scholars, health care professionals, and body image activists will not only learn about queer experiences and identity and how they affect individuals, but will also understand how some of the issues involved affect society as a whole. Dismantling the myth that body image issues affect only heterosexual women, Looking Queer explores body issues based on gender, race, class, age, and disability. Furthermore, this groundbreaking book attests to the struggles, pain, and triumph of queer people in an open and comprehensive manner. More than 60 contributors provide their knowledge and personal experiences in dealing with body image issues exclusive to the gay and transgender communities, including: exploring and breaking down the categories of gender and sexuality that are found in many body image issues finding ways to heal yourself and your community discovering what it means to “look like a dyke” or to “look gay” fearing fat as a sign of femininity determining what race has to do with the gay ideal discussing the stereotyped ”double negative”--being a fat lesbian learning strategies of resistance to societal ideals critiquing ”the culture of desire” within gay men’s communities that emphasizes looks above everything else Revealing new and complex dimensions to body image issues, Looking Queer not only discusses the struggles and hardships of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, but looks at the processes that can lead to acceptance of oneself. Written by both men and women, the topics and research in Looking Queer offer insight into the lives of people you can relate to, enabling you to learn from their experiences so you, too, can find joy and happiness in accepting your body. Visit Dawn Atkin’s website at:

Advising Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer College Students

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students coming out at the intersection of spirituality and sexual identity. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5(3–4), 237–258. Haider-Markel, D. P., & Joslyn, ...

Author: Craig M. McGill

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642671797

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Co-published with NACADA. Changes on college and university campuses have echoed changes in U.S. popular culture, politics, and religion since the 1970s through unprecedented visibility of LGBTQA persons and issues. In the face of hostile campus cultures, LGBTQA students rely on knowledgeable academic advisors for support, nurturance, and the resources needed to support their persistence. This edited collection offers theoretical understanding of the literature of the field, practical strategies that can be implemented at different institutions, and best practices that helps students, staff, and faculty members understand more deeply the challenges and rewards of working constructively with LGBTQA students. In addition, allies in the field of academic advising (both straight/cis-identified and queer) reflect on becoming an ally, describe obstacles and challenges they have experienced and offer advice to those seeking to deepen their commitment to ally-hood.