Download My Father and I: The Marais and the Queerness of Community by David Caron PDF

By David Caron

"It is a residing museum of a long-gone Jewish existence and, supposedly, an affidavit to the good fortune of the French version of social integration. it's a communal domestic the place homosexual women and men are stated to face in defiance of the French version of social integration. it's a position of freedom and tolerance the place humans of colour and lesbians however suppose undesirable and the place younger Zionists from the suburbs assemble each Sunday and occasionally harass Arabs. it's a sizzling subject within the press and on tv. it really is open to the realm and open for company. it's a position to be noticeable and a spot of invisibility. it's like a house to me, a spot the place i think either secure and misplaced and the place my father felt cozy and alienated whilst. it's a position of nostalgia, innovation, disgrace, delight, and anxiousness, the place the neighborhood and the worldwide intersect for greater and for worse. And for higher and for worse, it's a French neighborhood."—from My Father and I

Mixing own memoir, city reviews, cultural heritage, and literary feedback, in addition to a beneficiant choice of images, My Father and I makes a speciality of the Marais, the oldest surviving local of Paris. It additionally fantastically unearths the intricacies of the connection among a Jewish father and a homosexual son, each one claiming an analogous local as his personal. starting with the background of the Marais and its importance within the building of a French nationwide id, David Caron proposes a rethinking of neighborhood and appears at how Jews, chinese language immigrants, and gays have made the Marais theirs.

These groups embrace, of their engagement of city house, a regular problem to the French thought of common citizenship that denies all of them political legitimacy. Caron strikes from the strictly French context to extra theoretical matters akin to social and political archaism, immigration and diaspora, survival and haunting, the public/private divide, and staff friendship as metaphor for unruly and dynamic types of group, and founding failures akin to AIDS and the Holocaust. Caron additionally tells the tale of his father, a Hungarian Jew and Holocaust survivor who immigrated to France and as soon as referred to as the Marais home.

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Download Gay Travels in the Muslim World (Out in the World) by Michael Luongo PDF

By Michael Luongo

shuttle past the terror and paranoia of 9/11 to event Muslim culture

Gay Travels within the Muslim global trips the place different homosexual commute books worry to tread—Muslim nations. This thought-provoking booklet tells either Muslim and non-Muslim homosexual men's tales of touring within the heart East in the course of those tough political instances. the genuine, very own stories exhibit how homosexual males have a good time their lives and conferences with neighborhood males, together with a homosexual soldier's tale of his journey of accountability in Iraq. Insightful and from time to time horny, this clever ebook is going past 9/11 and the current political and cultural divides to demonstrate the genuine reviews of homosexual males in hassle zones—in an attempt to hunt peace for all.

After the cave in of the dual Towers, fears approximately terrorism and Muslim tradition went hand in hand. homosexual Travels within the Muslim global enters the present battle zones to deliver actual and extremely own tales of homosexual males who dwell and go back and forth in those harmful components. This publication demanding situations readers' preconceptions and assumptions approximately either homosexuality and being Muslim, whereas displaying the big variety of experiences—good and bad—about the areas in addition to the variations in attitudes and ideology.

Excerpts from homosexual Travels within the Muslim World:

From “I wish Your Eyes” via David Stevens
Men through themselves are infrequent. I move a good-looking Omani guy sitting at the Corniche wall with a cigarette among his lengthy brown arms. He wears his vibrant cuma cap at a jaunty perspective and his mustard-coloured dishdasha has risen as much as demonstrate tantalizingly furry calves. I notice the conscientiously made holes in his ears—not in his ear lobes yet deep contained in the cartilages—a pre-Islamic customized nonetheless practiced on a few male infants to thrust back evil spirits. I come to a decision it matches him.

From “It All begun with Mamadou” by way of Jay Davidson
Drawing definitive conclusions a few society after residing the following for a bit greater than a yr isn't a sensible, secure, or in charge motion on my half. If a society's tradition is a mosaic of millions of little tiles, then i admire to imagine that what i've been capable of piece jointly has been a tableau within which sure elements became discernable, a few are rather less transparent, and others stay in a manner that i'm going to by no means see as complete and comprehensible.

From “A marketplace and a Mosque” by way of Martin Foreman
Sylhet, Bangladesh: it truly is 8 o'clock within the night and Tarique and Paritosh are taking me out to examine the cruising spots. till I flew in the following this afternoon, all I knew of the provincial urban and the encircling zone was once that it used to be the place many of the Bangladeshis within the united kingdom come from—and given that many of the Bangladeshis within the united kingdom dwell in my domestic borough of Tower Hamlets, i believe a type of affinity with where. even if Sylhet feels an affinity with me is a unique matter.

From “Work In growth: Notes From a continual trip of producing Dissent” by means of Parvez Sharma
In the development of the picture and lifetime of the “queer” Muslim is additionally the attention of the no longer so popular proven fact that a sexual revolution of large proportions got here to the earliest Muslims, a few 1,300 years earlier than the West had even considered it. This promise of equivalent gender rights and, not like within the Bible, the tension on intercourse as not only copy but additionally leisure in the confines of marriage has all yet been misplaced within the rhetoric spewing from loudspeakers perched on Masjid's—or mosques—in Riyadh, Marrakech and Islamabad. an identical Islam that has for hundreds of years not just tolerated but in addition brazenly celebrated homosexuality is, this present day, used to justify a state-sanctioned pogrom opposed to homosexual males in Egypt—America's “enlightened” pal within the center East.

Gay Travels within the Muslim global is a fresh, good written glance a

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Download Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a by Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap PDF

By Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap

Out in Public addresses, and engages us in, the recent and interesting instructions within the rising box of lesbian/gay anthropology. The authors provide a deep dialog in regards to the that means of sexuality, subjectivity and tradition.

  • Affirms the significance of spotting homosexual and lesbian social matters in the enviornment of public anthropology
  • Explores severe matters of homosexual activism in various international settings, from the united states, the eu Union, Singapore, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, and Guadalajara
  • Offers a special concentrate on the politics of being homosexual and lesbian - in cross-cultural standpoint
  • Deals with broad-ranging matters that have an effect on human sexuality and human rights globally
  • Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the classification of "Best Anthology"

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Download Caregiving with Pride by Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen PDF

By Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

Groundbreaking info for caregivers—and these receiving care

It is extra universal now than ever prior to for companions, kin, and pals to supply casual care, but caregiving within the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups has bought little realization. Caregiving with Pride is the pioneering exam of caregiving reports within the LGBT inhabitants. this significant textual content additionally presents a frank dialogue of the problems thinking about wanting and receiving care to boot. complete and updated, this either a well timed account of a tremendous box and sensible details for enforcing swap.

Unique in its concentration and scope, Caregiving with Pride deals readers unique learn and new summaries and analyses of current literature. With a wide-ranging process that's either readable and enlightening, this crucial assortment acknowledges the altering nature of households as critical to the problems of caregiving and LGBT groups. It gains articles that insist on and illustrate the significance of taking either id matters and socio-cultural coverage contexts of caregiving into consideration. whereas preserving a multifaceted biopsychosocial viewpoint that's severe to realizing the numerous facets of this subject, individuals speak about:

  • the occurrence of caregiving with LGBT groups
  • health matters and the desires of these requiring care
  • the exact hazard and protecting elements impacting HIV/AIDS caregivers
  • the mental results - optimistic and damaging - of caregiving
  • family and private - “chosen relations” - relationships
  • interactions with formal structures of healthiness and long term care
  • effects of heritage and social stigma on these wanting and giving care
  • how present social guidelines bog down LGBT humans of their entry to care
  • the methods verified scientific guidance prevent LGBT caregivers of their efforts to aid
  • existing interventions and possibilities to higher sever those groups
  • and a lot more!
While Caregiving with Pride offers a close viewpoint of the present kingdom of this frequently neglected box, it additionally appears to be like forward and descriptions a pragmatic, useable blueprint for destiny examine, companies, and rules in marginalized groups.

As an informative stand-alone source, Caregiving with Pride is key for gerontologists, sociologists, historians, social employees, psychologists, educators, researchers, and coverage makers. furthermore, this assortment is perfect as a supplementary textual content for college students of getting older, girls experiences, GLBT stories, sociology, and well-being reports in addition to the bigger GLBT community.

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Download Sex and the Sacred: Gay Identity and Spiritual Growth by Daniel A Helminiak PDF

By Daniel A Helminiak

A down-to-earth examine the non secular energy of sex

Sex and the Sacred examines the religious measurement of human sexuality in a fashion that's freed from non secular association yet nonetheless open to conventional faith and trust in God. Dr. Daniel Helminiak, writer of the best-selling What the Bible particularly Says approximately Homosexuality, seems on the courting among sexuality and spirituality, first, from a humanistic viewpoint and, then, a extra typical Christian viewpoint. specifically, he encourages LGBTI humans to reclaim their non secular history with out apology. This distinct ebook emphasizes non secular dedication as a vital side of LGBTI/queer cognizance and addresses such burning topics as popping out, the significance of self-acceptance, homosexual marriage, homosexual bashing, and the ethics of homosexual intercourse.

Sex and the Sacred combines a mental method of spirituality with good judgment and compassion, inspiring a holiday from moralistic faith and an knowing of what real spirituality capability. The e-book applies this knowing to Christian subject matters resembling the Bible, Fundamentalism, and the way forward for Christianity, and indicates how popping out was once a subject for Jesus, how gay adventure pertains to the Christian Trinity, and the way Western Civilization turned so sex-negative.

Sex and the Sacred provides in spite of everything an intensive imaginative and prescient of Christianity open to everybody. non secular leaders of all denominations, educators, counselors, participants of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender neighborhood, non-religious non secular seekers, and an individual drawn to the connection among spirituality and sexuality will locate this booklet enlightening and uplifting.

Sex and the Sacred examines:

  • the non secular force that's equipped into human sexuality
  • the normal spiritual arguments opposed to homosexual marriage
  • a sustained argument that Biblical Fundamentalism isn't really Christian
  • non secular classes from the AIDS epidemic
  • definitely the right and fallacious of sex—queer and otherwise
  • homosexuality in Catholic instructing and practice
  • sexual ethics with out religion
  • a imaginative and prescient for a renewed Christianity inside an international community

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Download Colonialism and Homosexuality by Robert Aldrich PDF

By Robert Aldrich

Colonialism and Homosexuality is an intensive research of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the overdue 1800s - the period of 'new imperialism' - till the period of decolonization. Robert Aldrich reconstructs the context of a few liaisons, together with these of well-known males equivalent to Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or André Gide, and the historic events which produced either the Europeans and their non-Western fanatics.

Colonial lands, which within the past due 19th and early 20th century incorporated such a lot of Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean, supplied a haven for plenty of Europeans whose sexual tendencies didn't healthy smartly into the restrictions of eu society.

Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a selected colonial state of affairs, a sexual come across, and its wider implications for cultural and political existence. scholars either one of colonial background, and of gender and queer experiences, will locate this an informative read.


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Download Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard,Linda Gaboriau PDF

By Michel Marc Bouchard,Linda Gaboriau

Following the unintended demise of his lover, and within the throes of his grief, city advert government Tom travels to the rustic to wait the funeral and to satisfy his better half's mother, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom recognize Tom even exists. Arriving on the distant rural farm, and instantly drawn into the disorder of the family’s relationships, Tom is blindsided by way of his misplaced partner’s legacy of untruth. With the mum watching for a chainsmoking female friend, and the older brother hellbent on maintaining a facade of normalcy, Tom is coerced into becoming a member of the duplicity till, eventually, he confronts the torment that drove his lover to reside within the shadows of deceit.

The lover – the buddy, the son, the brother, the anonymous useless guy – has left at the back of a fantasy woven of false-truths which, in keeping with his personal teenage diaries, have been necessary to his survival. during this comparable rural surroundings, one younger guy had as soon as destroyed one other younger guy who enjoyed another. Like an historical tragedy, years later, this drama will form the future of Tom.

In a play that unfolds with gradually blurred barriers among lust and brutality, among fact and complex ?ction, Bouchard dramatizes how homosexual males frequently needs to learn how to lie prior to they the best way to love. all through 2011 and 2012, Tom on the Farm was once produced in Quebec and France, as Tom à los angeles ferme, and in Mexico, as Tom en los angeles granja. Award-winning Quebec director Xavier Dolan tailored the play for the display in 2013, with Caleb Landry Jones within the major role.

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Download Homosexuality and Male Bonding in Pre-Nazi Germany: the by Hubert Kennedy PDF

By Hubert Kennedy

this can be a landmark book that includes English translations of decisions from the early homosexual German magazine, Der Eigene. This assortment, formerly scattered and hard to learn within the unique German, permits readers direct entry to fundamental resource fabric at the early homosexual circulation. missed for years, those articles supply perception into the early homosexual circulate, relatively in its relation to many of the political currents in pre-World conflict II Germany. concurrently, the essays are suitable to present discussions and debates in modern homosexual, women’s, and adolescence pursuits. Masterly introductory and concluding essays upload extra perception via putting the articles of their old context, discussing their prior and present importance, and drawing classes for the long run. Readers of all degrees of class will locate this anthology a desirable examine homosexuality in early years.

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Download Lesbians and Lesbianisms: A Post-Jungian Perspective by Claudette Kulkarni PDF

By Claudette Kulkarni

Claudette Kulkarni explores lesbian adventure from a Jungian and feminist standpoint, via interviews with ladies who see themselves as lesbians or who're in a lesbian relationship.
even supposing a feminist remedy of the topic demanding situations the heterosexism of Jungian conception, the writer provides a hyperlink among thought and adventure that's in keeping with either approaches.
She concludes that once a lady unearths herself loving one other lady she is usually responding to a profound mental intuition to behave, inspite of inner clash or exterior competition, and that this can be a major stream within the provider of non-public and collective individuation and a stream towards attaining self-understanding

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