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Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century Book: Perhaps no topic today is politically more divisive than homosexuality, particularly when it is coupled with the deeply rooted concept of civil rights. This work focuses on 20th/21st- century U. S. history as it pertains to GLBT history. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed. Also included are sidebars highlighting major debates, legal landmarks and key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and white images enhance the text.

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Amuse Bouche (Russell Quant Mysteries) Book: Anthony Bidulka gives us a gay private investigator, Russell Quant, in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Russell is celebrating his first year as a PI, when a case is dropped in his lap. A man has gone missing on the day of his wedding nuptials to a member of Saskatoon's upper class. This takes Russell on a wild chase through France, and ending up back in Canada, where the case continues to unfold. Refreshingly, unlike most gay fiction, Mr. Bidulka doesn't rely on tons of sex with everyone Russell meets in order to tell his tale. Amuse Bouche has a slightly slow start, while we learn about who Russell is, and how he works, but it pays off in the end. If you can, read this, then A Flight of Aquavit (the next book in the series), and you will get an excellent idea of how Russell works.

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Heterosexual Masculinities (Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series) Book: In recent years there have been substantial changes in approaches to how genders are made and what functions genders fulfill. Most of the scholarly focus in this area has been in the areas of feminist, gay, and lesbian studies, and heterosexual masculinity - which tended to be defined by lack and absence - has not received the critical and scholarly attention these other areas have received.

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Out on the Field: Gender, Sport, and Sexualities Book: This book provides an in-depth examination of gender, sport and sexualities; an analysis of the limitations of liberal feminist responses; and an exploration of radical feminist alternatives. Dr. Lenskyj presents illuminating case studies from Canada, the United States and Australia, with exposes of coaches' and administrators' complicity in perpetuating the chilly climate for female athletes in general, and for lesbians in particular. It includes a content analysis of the mass media treatment of sportswomen, and a discussion of how lesbian characters are portrayed in mainstream and lesbian fiction. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples, Dr. Lenskyj contexualises the homophobia and sexual harassment present in the everyday experiences of significant numbers of women involved in sport and physical activity. She shows that despite three decades of feminist and lesbian activism, and despite the apparent liberalization of attitudes since the 1960s, lesbian sexuality remains largely "in the closet" while heterosexuality continues to be exploited in the name of selling sport. Out on the Field: Gender, Sport and Sexualities will be interesting to the general reader as well as professors and students in the areas of sociology, women's studies, sport, gender diversity, the social sciences, and the humanities.

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Queer Cinema in Europe Book: Queer cinema has gained scholarly attention in recent years as a manifestation of the conflicts, anxieties, and liberation of European sexuality. Robin Griffiths’ Queer Cinema in Europe, the first anthology of its kind, probes the questions and implications of sex, gender, and identity in contemporary European filmmaking. An esteemed group of contributors discuss the varieties of lesbian and gay representation to deconstruct and redefine notions of national identity and culture in a diverse European context. This volume explores a wide scope of films, directors, and genres to forge a new understanding of what it means to be queer in the twenty-first century.

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Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation Book: In the first book to analyze shifts in lesbian identity, consciousness, and culture from the 1970s to the 1990s, Arlene Stein contributes an important chapter to the study of the women's movement and offers a revealing portrait of the exchange between a radical generation of feminists and its successors. Tracing the evolution of the lesbian movement from the bar scene to the growth of alternative families, Stein illustrates how a generation of women transformed the woman-centered ideals of feminism into a culture and a lifestyle.
Sex and Sensibility relates the development of a "queer" sensibility in the 1990s to the foundation laid by the gay rights and feminist movements a generation earlier. Beginning with the stories of thirty women who came of age at the climax of the 70s women's movement--many of whom defined lesbianism as a form of resistance to dominant gender and sexual norms--Stein explores the complex issues of identity that these women confronted as they discovered who they were and defined themselves in relation to their communities and to society at large.

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No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships Book: In No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships, University of Manitoba women's studies professor Janice Ristock presents one of the first studies of lesbian domestic violence. Basing her work on interviews with victims and social workers, she evaluates firsthand testimony, piecing together how and why lesbian relationships become violent and how the medical and criminal justice systems react when they do. The book concludes with suggestions for battered individuals and for wider community action.

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Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Guide for GLBT Singles, Couples and Families Book: Here are the answers you’ve been looking for! Gay and Lesbian Rights provides a complete guide and roadmap to GLBT rights. Whether you’re single, a couple or a family, you need to know how to use the legal system to get what you want. If you’re gay, lesbian, bi or TG, you need to know:
- your rights against discrimination at work, in housing and with regard to credit
- where to get help against discrimination
- how to create a domestic partnership in California or elsewhere
- how to use a domestic partnership form to get health benefits for your partner or yourself
- how to get a civil union in Vermont and who will perform one for you
- whether you can adopt or be a foster parent
- whether being GLBT is going to affect your divorce or custody case
- your protection under hate crime laws
- methods for legally changing your name or gender
- information for TGs and bis

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A Dimly Burning Wick, Memoir from the Ruins of Hiroshima Book: As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a democracy when our leaders or the media exaggerate the threat and downplay the harm our actions will cause?
The children of Hiroshima, Japan, were heading for school the morning of August 6 when the Enola Gay soared overhead and dropped the atomic bomb that exploded some 2,000 feet above the city, killing or destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians. In the aftermath, Sadako Okuda searched for eight days for her young niece and nephew in the smoking ruins.

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Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity World Religions: "Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, Third Edition" traces Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity from their roots in early Christian churches to the way these religions are observed today. Recounted here is the historical passage of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, from the original teachings of Jesus Christ to the early separation of the Eastern and Western Churches to recent attempts at reconciliation. The central doctrines of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity are explored as background to such current issues as the child abuse scandals of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and the many tensions over abortion and gay marriage that exist in American society.

Date Added: 10/29/2010 10:52:18 PM | Visits: 30842


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