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Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of “bad taste” that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
From Pariah to Priority
From Pariah to Priority (October 2021)
How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy
Elise Carlson Rainer - Author

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

From Pariah to Priority gives a unique, insider perspective that explains the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies. From original data, case study analysis, and interviews with...(Read More)
 
 
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands
Boy-Wives and Female Husbands (April 2021)
Studies in African Homosexualities
Stephen O. Murray - Editor
Will Roscoe - Editor
Marc Epprecht - Foreword by

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

Among the many myths created about Africa, the claim that homosexuality and gender diversity are absent or incidental is one of the oldest and most enduring. Historians, anthropolo...(Read More)
 
 
Sappho's Legacy
Sappho's Legacy (April 2021)
Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle
Marina Karides - Author

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Imaginatively interweaving literatures across a variety of subjects, Sappho’s Legacy identifies the crucial role that islands and Greek economic culture play in teaching about capitalism’s failur...(Read More)
 
 
Screen Love
Screen Love (February 2021)
Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era
Tom Roach - Author

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate "normal life" before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us to do the opposite. Rather than highlight the ways that social media might help reprodu...(Read More)
 
 
Djinn
Djinn (January 2021)
Tofik Dibi - Author
Nicolaas P. Barr - Translated and with an introduction by

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

From a young age, Tofik Dibi feels “it”—a spirit, or djinn, that follows him everywhere. Where “it” goes, “they” go—his classmates, his colleagues, all the people who fear and hate “it,” his homosexuality.

The son of Moroccan immigrants, Dibi...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Expectations
Queer Expectations (December 2018)
A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman - Author

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing “queer expectancy&rdq...(Read More)
 
 
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

2019 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) Book Award

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-unt...(Read More)
 
 
Because We Are Human
Because We Are Human (June 2018)
Contesting US Support for Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad
Cynthia Burack - Author

FINALIST - 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the LGBT category

Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.

Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people continue to be threatened, attacked, arrested, tortured, and sometimes executed just for ...(Read More)
 
 
Echoes of a Queer Messianic
Echoes of a Queer Messianic (April 2018)
From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
Richard O. Block - Author

Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.

Queer theory has focused heavily on North American and contemporary contexts, but in this book Richard O. Block helps to expand that reach. Deftly combining the two main currents of recent queer theory, the asocial and the reparative, he reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800, while relating his...(Read More)
 
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