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Friendship as a Way of Life
Friendship as a Way of Life (April 2012)
Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement
Tom Roach - Author

Develops Foucault’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy.

Borrowing its title from a 1981 interview of Michel Foucault, Friendship as a Way of Life develops the philosopher’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy. Tom Roach brings to life Foucault’s scant but suggestive writings on friendship ...(Read More)
 
 
Masked Voices
Masked Voices (April 2012)
Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America
Craig M. Loftin - Author

Finalist – 2013 Over the Rainbow Selection, presented by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association

An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era.

In this compelling social history, Craig M. Loftin descri...(Read More)
 
 
Identity Papers
Identity Papers (December 2011)
Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness
Helene Meyers - Author

Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.

Identity Papers argues that contemporary Jewish American literature revises our understanding of Jewishness and Jewish difference. Moving beyond the reductive labeling of texts and authors as “too Jewish” or “not Jewish enough,” and focusing instead on narratives that port...(Read More)
 
 
Maurice Kenny
Maurice Kenny (November 2011)
Celebrations of a Mohawk Writer
Penelope Myrtle Kelsey - Editor
Joseph Bruchac - Foreword by

2012 Best Critical Book Award presented by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers

Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.

This collection explores the broad range of works by Mohawk writer Maurice Kenny (1929–), a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s t...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Times, Queer Becomings
Queer Times, Queer Becomings (November 2011)
E. L. McCallum - Editor
Mikko Tuhkanen - Editor

Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.

If queer theorists have agreed on anything, it is that for queer thought to have any specificity at all, it must be characterized by becoming, the constant breaking of habits. Queer Times, Queer Becomings explores queer articulations of time and becoming in literature, philosophy, film, and p...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking with Irigaray
Thinking with Irigaray (November 2011)
Mary C. Rawlinson - Editor
Sabrina L. Hom - Editor
Serene J. Khader - Editor

An interdisciplinary and contemporary response to Irigaray’s work.

Thinking with Irigaray takes up Irigaray’s challenge to think beyond the androcentric, one-subject culture, identifying much that is useful and illuminative in Irigaray’s work while also questioning some of her assumptions and claims. Some contributors reject outright her prescriptions for changing our culture, others suggest that her ...(Read More)
 
 
Transgender Employment Experiences
Transgender Employment Experiences (August 2011)
Gendered Perceptions and the Law
Kyla Bender-Baird - Author

Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

The complex and changing state of policy protections for transgender communities practically requires trans people to become legal experts just to navigate their everyday lives. It also simultaneously offers a window of opportunity for legal advocates to shape new laws and policies based on the lived ...(Read More)
 
 
Sleights of Reason
Sleights of Reason (February 2011)
Norm, Bisexuality, Development
Mary Beth Mader - Author

Demonstrates the dramatic interplay of elements that comprise the concepts of norm, bisexuality, and development.

A brilliant and original reimagining of sexuality, Sleights of Reason examines how concepts lend themselves to power/knowledge formations. Many contemporary French philosophers make incidental use of the notion of a ruse. Its names are legion: “duplicity,” “concealment,&rdqu...(Read More)
 
 
Unequal Desires
Unequal Desires (September 2010)
Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry
Siobhan Brooks - Author

Investigates race and racism in the U.S. exotic dance industry.

Winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, this groundbreaking ethnographic study of racial stratification in queer and straight strip clubs examines the lives and working conditions of Black and Latina dancers in strip clubs in New York City and Oakland, California. Through interviews with dancers, customers, man...(Read More)
 
 
Anachronism and Its Others
Anachronism and Its Others (September 2009)
Sexuality, Race, Temporality
Valerie Rohy - Author

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

Slogans such as “gay is the new black,” the use of evolutionary rhetoric against gay marriage, and nationalist efforts within the United States to promote the white family all gesture toward an analogical relationship between race and sexuality in contemporary culture. Anachronism and Its Others traces contemporary analog...(Read More)
 
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