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The Disappearing L
The Disappearing L (September 2016)
Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture
Bonnie J. Morris - Author

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar—and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festiva...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality (May 2016)
Marla Brettschneider - Author

Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality explores a range of opportunities to apply and build intersectionality studies from within the life and work of Jewish feminism in the United States today. Marla Brettschneider builds on the best of what has been done in the field a...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (May 2016)
Jyl J. Josephson - Author

Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson uses the concept of “sexual citizenship” (a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center) to sho...(Read More)
 
 
The Death of Fred Astaire
The Death of Fred Astaire (May 2016)
And Other Essays from a Life outside the Lines
Leslie Lawrence - Author

When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
As a child of the sixties, Leslie Lawrence knew she didn’t want to duplicate her parents’ lives, yet she never imagined she’d stray so far outside the lines of their—and her own—e...(Read More)
 
 
Ghost Faces
Ghost Faces (March 2016)
Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity
David Greven - Author

Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in film.
Ghost Faces explores the insidious nature of homophobia even in contemporary Hollywood films that promote their own homo-tolerance and appear to destabilize hegemonic masculinity. Reframing Laura Mulvey’s and Gilles Deleuze’s paradigms and offering close readings grounded in psychoanalysis ...(Read More)
 
 
Despite All Adversities
Despite All Adversities (December 2015)
Spanish-American Queer Cinema
Andrés Lema-Hincapié - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.

Despite All Adversities examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America’s most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich and thoughtful new interpretations by a ...(Read More)
 
 
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives (December 2015)
Researching Sexual Histories
Amy L. Stone - Editor
Jaime Cantrell - Editor

FINALIST 2016 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Anthology, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation
The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives takes readers inside the experience of how it feels to do queer archival research and queer research in the archive. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public an...(Read More)
 
 
Revivals
Revivals (November 2015)
Of Antigone
William Robert - Author

Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.
Why revive Antigone—again? And why now? William Robert responds to these questions through an inventive reading of Sophocles’s Antigone, reimagining Antigone in unprecedented ways. These new possibilities, of new Antigones, offer fresh ideas on what it means to be human in relation to others. Recast in novel role...(Read More)
 
 
Explicit Utopias
Explicit Utopias (August 2015)
Rewriting the Sexual in Women's Pornography
Amalia Ziv - Author

Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Explicit Utopias explores a problem that has long haunted feminist, lesbian, and queer critics: the obstacles to imagining women’s desire and sexual agency. Pornography is one arena in which women have actively sought to imaginatively overcome this problem, yet pornography has also been an object of passionate feminist content...(Read More)
 
 
Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950s.
By exploring the scandal-filled lives of four Oklahomans, this book demonstrates how unqueering operates in a conservative American context. Carol Mason weaves a story about how homogenizing, antigay ideas evolve from generation to generation so that they achieve particular economic, imperial, racial, and gendere...(Read More)
 
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