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Social Contract, Masochist Contract
Social Contract, Masochist Contract (January 2014)
Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau
Fayçal Falaky - Author

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Theorization of sensual desire was not uncommon in the eighteenth century; like many materialists of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected imperatives founded on metaphysical suppositions and viewed the senses as the only valid source of philosophical knowledge. In Social Cont...(Read More)
 
 
Virtual Intimacies
Virtual Intimacies (December 2013)
Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality
Shaka McGlotten - Author

Uses ethnography and cultural analysis to track scenes of intimate connection and disconnection among gay men across an array of media sites.

Virtual Intimacies tells the stories of gay men, including the author, who navigate social worlds in which the boundaries between real and virtual have been thoroughly confounded. Shaka McGlotten analyzes intimate connection and disconnection across an array of media s...(Read More)
 
 
Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be)
Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) (June 2013)
Angelia R. Wilson - Author

Offers an analysis of the political economy of care in order to explain how lesbian and gay citizens in Europe benefit from equality more than those in the United States.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) examines the differences in politics, policy, and culture in leading Western democracies and offers an explanation as to why lesbian and gay citizens in Europe reap ...(Read More)
 
 
The Better Story
The Better Story (March 2013)
Queer Affects from the Middle East
Dina Georgis - Author

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the GLBT category

Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.

With a focus on aesthetic texts that narrate stories about or from the Middle East, The Better Story offers fresh insights into political conflict. Dina Georgis argues that narrative is an...(Read More)
 
 
Sex in Transition
Sex in Transition (November 2012)
Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa
Amanda Lock Swarr - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2014 Distinguished Book Award, presented by the Section on Sexualities of the American Sociological Association

2013 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies, presented by the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies


HONORABLE MENTION – 2013 Ruth Benedict Book Prize, presented by the Association for Queer Anthropology

Ar...(Read More)
 
 
Zines in Third Space
Zines in Third Space (October 2012)
Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric
Adela C. Licona - Author

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands rhetorics function in feminist and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well a...(Read More)
 
 
Letters to ONE
Letters to ONE (September 2012)
Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s
Craig M. Loftin - Edited and with an introduction by

Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States.

Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance,...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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