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Mona Eltahawy: Headscarves and Hymens

Mona Eltahawy: Headscarves and Hymens

Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. UK 2016, 240 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Weidenfeld and Nicolson
»Headscarves and Hymens« explodes the myth that we should stand back and watch while women are disempowered and abused in the name of religion. In this laceratingly honest account, Eltahawy takes aim both at attitudes in the Middle East and at the western liberals who mistake misogyny for cultural difference. Her argument is clear: unless political revolution in the Arab ... Weiterlesen

Judith Butler: Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly

Judith Butler: Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly

USA 2015, 256 pp., brochure, € 34.95
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Harvard University Press
Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions, analyzing what they signify and how. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, Butler extends her theory of performativity to argue that precarity the destruction of the conditions of livability has been a galvanizing force and theme in today's highly visible protests. Butler broadens the ... Weiterlesen

Jin Haritaworn / Adi Kuntsman / Silvia Posocco (ed: Queer Necropolitics

Jin Haritaworn / Adi Kuntsman / Silvia Posocco (ed: Queer Necropolitics

UK 2015, 222 pp., brochure, € 59.95
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Taylor and Francis
This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self-evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question. It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect. Moving between diverse geopolitical contexts – the US and the UK, Guatemala and Palestine, ... Weiterlesen

Michelangelo Signorile: It's Not Over

Michelangelo Signorile: It's Not Over

Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality. USA 2015, 272 pp., hardback, € 27.99
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, the author marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. ... 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

Justin Lee: Unconditional

Justin Lee: Unconditional

Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs-Christians Debate. UK 2012, 234 pp., brochure, € 18.99
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Hodder and Stoughton
Justin Lee is the founder and executive director of »The Gay Christian Network« (GCN), a non-profit, interdenominational organisation working to increase dialogue between gays and Christians and support people on both sides wrestling with related issues. As a passionate Christian from a conservative evangelical Bible Belt background, Justin thought he knew everything there was to know about the Christian approach ... Weiterlesen

Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, Kay Whitlock: Queer (In)Justice

Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, Kay Whitlock: Queer (In)Justice

The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. USA 2011, 216pp., hardbound, € 31.99
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In March 2003 - more than three decades after Stonewall - police stormed the Power Plant, a private Detroit club frequented by African American LGBT people. Over 350 people were handcuffed and subjected to homophobic slurs. Some were hit on the head and back. Others were slammed into walls. Their supposed crime was later chalked up to a bizarre infraction: ... Weiterlesen

Moe Meyer: An Archaeology of Posing

Moe Meyer: An Archaeology of Posing

Essays on Camp, Drag, and Sexuality. USA 2010, 221pp., brochure, € 28.69
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University of Wisconsin Press
This book compiles two decades of new and previously published writing on gay culture by one of the field's most provocative and outspoken critics. Diverging from the text-based premise of most queer theory, Meyer utilizes performance studies and interpretive anthropology to examine camp and drag performances in the spaces in which they appear. He explores a variety of topics - ... Weiterlesen

Barbara Ching, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor (eds.): The Scandal of Susan Sontag

Barbara Ching, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor (eds.): The Scandal of Susan Sontag

USA 2009, 264 pp., brochure, € 33.95
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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) spoke of the promiscuity of art and literature - the willingness of great artists and writers to scandalize their spectators through critical frankness, complexity, and beauty. Sontag's life and thought were no less promiscuous. She wrote deeply and engagingly about a range of subjects - theater, sex, politics, novels, torture, and illness - and courted celebrity and ... Weiterlesen

Andrea O'Reilly (ed.): Feminist Mothering

Andrea O'Reilly (ed.): Feminist Mothering

USA 2008, 287 pp., brochure, € 29.79
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This book goes beyond critiques of patriarchal motherhood to locate and investigate feminist maternal practices as sites for women's empowerment and social change. The contributors see »feminist mothering« as practices of mothering that seek to challenge and change the norms of patriarchal motherhood that are limiting and oppressive to women. For many women, practicing feminist mothering offers a way to ... Weiterlesen

Cynthia Burack: Sin, Sex, and Democracy

Cynthia Burack: Sin, Sex, and Democracy

Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right. USA 2008, 187 pp., brochure, € 39.95
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While the Christian Right has spearheaded a variety of antigay projects over the past 15 years, including interventions in public schools, antigay-rights initiatives, and support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, observers of the institutionalized Christian Right have also noted a softening of antigay public rhetoric. This book analyzes these two ostensibly conflicting phenomena. Examining Christian witnessing tracts, the ... Weiterlesen

Kate Bornstein: Gender Outlaw

Kate Bornstein: Gender Outlaw

On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. USA 1995, 253 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Told with humor, honesty, and outrageous flair, »Gender Outlaw« is the unique story of a transgendered woman who never stops questioning our central cultural assumptions. Whether she is describing the nuts and bolts of her sex-change surgery or outing the hidden gender messages in popular culture, Bornstein pushes us gently but profoundly to the farthest borders of the gender frontier. ... Weiterlesen

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