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Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. USA 2017, 368 pp., brochure, € 45.99
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New York University Press
The author takes a look at the politics behind superhero comics. Drawing on queer theory, Fawaz proposes that superhero comics from the mid-1950s onward have consistently reflected contemporary political debates around marginalized groups. In his view, post-WWII superheroes were »queered« by their portrayal as vulnerable and threatening outsiders. For instance, the Fantastic Four have got abilities that produce nonnormative, or ... Weiterlesen

Katherine McFarland Bruce: Pride Parades

Katherine McFarland Bruce: Pride Parades

How a Parade Changed the World. USA 2016, 320 pp., brochure, € 39.95
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New York University Press
On June 28, 1970, two thousand gay and lesbian activists in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago paraded down the streets of their cities in a new kind of social protest, one marked by celebration, fun, and unashamed declaration of a stigmatized identity. With vivid imagery, and showcasing the voices of these participants, »Pride Parades« tells the story of Pride ... Weiterlesen

Jane Ward: Not Gay

Jane Ward: Not Gay

Sex Between Straight White Men. USA 2015, 240 pp., brochure, € 38.99
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New York University Press
A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight - her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? »Not Gay« thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth ... Weiterlesen

Suzanna Danuta Walters: The Tolerance Trap

Suzanna Danuta Walters: The Tolerance Trap

How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality. USA 2014, 333 pp., hardbound, € 39.95
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New York University Press
From »Glee« to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of ... Weiterlesen

Bernadette Barton: Pray the Gay Away

Bernadette Barton: Pray the Gay Away

The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. USA 2012, 272 pp., brochure, € 35.95
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New York University Press
In the Bible Belt, it’s common to see bumper stickers that claim »One Man + One Woman = Marriage«, church billboards that command one to »Get right with Jesus«, letters to the editor comparing gay marriage to marrying one’s dog, and nightly news about homophobic attacks from the »Family Foundation«. While some areas of the Unites States have made tremendous ... Weiterlesen

Scott Herring: Another Country

Scott Herring: Another Country

Queer Anti-Urbanism. USA/UK 2010, 235 pp. with illustrations + photographs, brochure, € 44.95
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New York University Press
The metropolis has been the near exclusive focus of queer scholars and queer cultures in America. Asking us to look beyond the cities on the coasts, the author draws a new map, tracking how rural queers have responded to this myopic mindset. Interweaving a wide range of disciplines - art, media, literature, performance, and fashion studies - he develops an ... Weiterlesen

Gregg Drinkwater (ed.): Torah Queeries

Gregg Drinkwater (ed.): Torah Queeries

Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible. USA 2010, 337 pp., hardbound, € 27.59
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New York University Press
In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portion, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject to interpretation and commentary for centuries. Following on this ancient tradition, this book brings together some of the world's leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah ... Weiterlesen

Leila J. Rupp: Sapphistries

Leila J. Rupp: Sapphistries

A Global History of Love Between Women. USA 2010, 303 pp., hardbound, € 149.95
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New York University Press
From the ancient poet Sappho to »tombois« in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. This book tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. The author reveals how, from the time of the earliest societies, the ... Weiterlesen

José Esteban Munoz: Cruising Utopia

José Esteban Munoz: Cruising Utopia

The Then and There of Queer Futurity. USA 2009, 223 pp., brochure, € 29.99
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New York University Press
The LGBT agenda has for too long been dominated by pragmatic issues like same-sex marriage and gays in the military. It has been stifled by this myopic focus on the present, which is short-sighted and assimilationist. But gay liberation's activist past and pragmatic present are merely prologue to a queer cultural future, the author of »Cruising Utopia« suggests in this ... Weiterlesen

Susan Fillin-Yeh (ed.): Dandies

Susan Fillin-Yeh (ed.): Dandies

Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture. USA 2001, 291 pp. illustrated, brochure, € 27.99
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New York University Press
»Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture« considers the visual languages, politics, and poetics of personal appearance. Dandyism has been most closely associated with influential caucasian Western men-about-town, epitomized by the 19th century style-setting of Oscar Wilde and by Tom Wolfe's white suits. The essays collected here, however, examine the spectacle and workings of dandyism to reveal that these ... Weiterlesen

B. R. Burg: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

B. R. Burg: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Carribean. USA 1993, 215 pp, brochure, € 39.99
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New York University Press
Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride. In »Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition«, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world of these sea rovers, a tightly bound brotherhood of men ... Weiterlesen


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