Read e-book online Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI PDF

By Lisa E. Davis

ISBN-10: 1623545226

ISBN-13: 9781623545222

ISBN-10: 1623545293

ISBN-13: 9781623545291

on the peak of the crimson Scare, Angela Calomiris used to be a paid FBI informant contained in the American Communist occasion. As a Greenwich Village photographer, Calomiris spied at the big apple picture League, pioneers in documentary images. whereas neighborhood social gathering officials could have had their sus-picions approximately her sexuality, her obvious commitment to the reason received them over.

When Calomiris testified for the prosecution on the 1949 Smith Act trial of the Party's nationwide Board, her identification as an informant (but now not as a lesbian) used to be published. Her testimony despatched 11 get together leaders to felony and decimated the ranks of the Communist social gathering within the US.

Undercover Girl is either a brand new bankruptcy in chilly conflict heritage and an intimate examine the connection among the FBI and one in all its paid inform-ants. formidable and infrequently ruthless, Calomiris defied conference in her quest for celebrity.

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Download PDF by Lester B Brown: Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men

By Lester B Brown

ISBN-10: 0789000032

ISBN-13: 9780789000033

ISBN-10: 1560230894

ISBN-13: 9781560230892

Spirit humans is the first-ever examine social technological know-how study exploration into the lives of yankee Indian lesbian ladies and homosexual males. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender kinds in conventional American Indian tradition: women and men, not-men and not-women (persons of 1 organic intercourse assuming the id of the other intercourse in a few form), and gays and lesbians. He brings jointly chapters that emphasize American Indian spirituality, current new views, and supply readers with a starting realizing of where of lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual Indians inside American Indian tradition and inside American society. This starting may help those specific humans and the exact demanding situations and a number of prejudices they face.

Traditionally, American Indian cultures confirmed nice appreciate and honor for replacement gender types, due to the fact those have been believed to join the sacred internet of lifestyles. If the nice Spirit selected to create substitute sexualities or gender roles, who used to be daring adequate to oppose such strength? If one’s religious quest published one’s id to be that of not-woman, not-man, homosexual, or lesbian, who should still defy their calling? the translation of up to date American Indian religions that homosexual American Indians maintain sacred rights inside Indian cultures, and they can proportion this present with others, have implications for treatment, identification formation, social activities, and common human family.

Social employees and different human provider pros, American Indian experiences scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, and lesbian and homosexual students will locate Spirit humans enlightening and an important contribution to the improvement interventions for oppressed teams that's ethnically and culturally delicate. merely through knowing the assumption platforms from which those oppressed teams come will you start to actually aid them in attaining confident swap. you'll turn into greater outfitted to in particular support homosexual and lesbian American Indians as you achieve perception into:

  • American Indian substitute gender styles
  • social provider concerns for American Indian lesbians and homosexual men
  • American Indian not-men and not-women and their making a choice on ceremonies
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual id development
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual literature
  • AIDS and American Indians

    Two Spirit humans is helping you spot that relatives and group popularity of lesbians and gays is feasible. The households of yankee Indian lesbians and gays don't often abandon them, hence supporting them face a more often than not unaccepting American milieu. seeking to this ebook and the yank Indian standpoint of different sexuality/gender types, American society as a complete can start to take a brand new method of the therapy and knowing of alternative teams frequently held to the “outside” of yank mainstream society.

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Read e-book online Post-Queer Politics (Queer Interventions) PDF

By David V. Ruffolo

ISBN-10: 0754676757

ISBN-13: 9780754676751

ISBN-10: 1138260274

ISBN-13: 9781138260276

In Post-Queer Politics, Ruffolo appears on the paintings of Foucault, Butler, Bakhtin, Deleuze, Guattari and others in his inventive refocus at the queer/heteronormative dyad that has principally ate up queer experiences and modern politics. He deals a thorough and intersectional new mind set approximately type, race, intercourse, gender, sexuality and talent that extends past queer reports to be actually transdisciplinary in its concentration and political implications. it is going to attract readers throughout a variety of topics, together with gender and sexuality reports, philosophy, cultural stories, political technological know-how, and education.

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Read e-book online Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men from the Rural Midwest PDF

By Will Fellows

ISBN-10: 0299150844

ISBN-13: 9780299150846

Homosexuality is usually visible as a basically city adventure, some distance faraway from rural and small-town lifestyles. Farm Boys undermines that cliche through telling the tales of greater than 3 dozen homosexual males, ranging in age from 24 to eighty four, who grew up in farm households within the midwestern usa. even if painful, humorous, or matter-of-fact, those plain-spoken debts will stream and train any reader, homosexual or now not, from farm or city.

     “When i used to be fifteen, the milkman who got here to get our milk was once appealing. this can be while i used to be quite getting sexy to do anything with one other man. I waited each day for him to return. I couldn’t even check with him, couldn’t contemplate whatever to claim. I simply stood there, looking at him, thinking about if he knew why.”—Henry Bauer, Minnesota

     “When i'm going again domestic, i think a true reference to the land—a great feeling, religious in a fashion. It makes me are looking to exit right into a box and take my footwear off and placed my toes correct at the dust, determine a true actual reference to that position. i am getting homesick much, yet I don’t be aware of if i'll ever return there and dwell. It’s no longer the type of position that will welcome me if I lived overtly, the best way that i need to stay. i'd be shunned.”—Martin Scherz, Nebraska

     “If there's a record to work out in the event that your child is queer, i need to have hit each of them—all kinds of titanic symptoms. i used to be continuously attracted to most of the conventional queen things—clothes, cooking, lecturers, tune, theater. A farm boy hearing convey tunes? My mom and dad should have obvious it coming.”—Joe Shulka, Wisconsin

     “My favourite exhibit while i used to be becoming up was once ‘The Waltons’. The show’s values comforted me, and that i pointed out with John-Boy, the delicate son who desired to be a author. He belonged there at the mountain along with his relatives, but he sensed that he was once assorted and that he used to be frequently misunderstood. occasionally I nonetheless suppose like a misfit, despite homosexual people.”—Connie Sanders, Illinois

     “Agriculture is my lifestyles. i love operating with farm humans, even if they don’t particularly comprehend me. whilst I retire i need the notice to get out [that I’m homosexual] to the folk I’ve labored with—the dairy manufacturers, the veterinarians, the feed salesmen, the blokes on the co-ops. They’re going to be surprised, yet their eyes are going to be opened.”—James Heckman, Indiana

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Read e-book online Identity without Selfhood: Simone de Beauvoir and PDF

By Mariam Fraser

ISBN-10: 052162357X

ISBN-13: 9780521623575

ISBN-10: 0521625793

ISBN-13: 9780521625791

id with no Selfhood, first released in 1999, proposes a notion of identification and subjectivity within the context of contemporary post-structuralist and queer debates. the writer argues that efforts to examine or even 'deconstruct' identification and selfhood nonetheless depend on yes middle Western concepts of identification comparable to individuality, boundedness, autonomy, self-realisation and narrative. In a close research of biographical, media and educational representations of Simone de Beauvoir, Dr Fraser illustrates that bisexuality, in contrast, is discursively produced as an identification which exceeds the confines of the self and particularly the uniqueness ascribed to de Beauvoir. during this research, she attracts cognizance to the excessive expenditures incurred by way of methods of subjectification. it's within the gentle of those bills that, whereas drawing considerably on, and increasing, Foucault's inspiration of concepts of the self, the argument provided within the e-book additionally bargains a critique of Foucault's paintings from a Deleuzo-Guattarian perspective.

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The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on by Javier Corrales,Mario Pecheny PDF

By Javier Corrales,Mario Pecheny

ISBN-10: 0822960621

ISBN-13: 9780822960621

The urban of Buenos Aires has assured all undefined, despite gender, the fitting to sign in civil unions. Mexico urban has authorized the Cohabitation legislation, which delivers same-sex marital rights similar to these of common-law relationships among women and men. but, a homosexual guy used to be murdered each days in Latin the US in 2005, and Brazil lately led the area in homophobic murders. those evidence illustrate the large disparity within the therapy and rights of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations around the region.

The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America offers the 1st English-language reader on LGBT politics in Latin the USA. Representing more than a few modern works through students, activists, analysts, and politicians, the chapters deal with LGBT concerns in countries from Cuba to Argentina. of their many findings, major subject matters emerge: the fight for LGBT rights has made major inroads within the first decade of the twenty-first century (though now not in each area or each region); and the advances made have been gradual in coming in comparison to different social movements.

The articles discover the numerous stumbling blocks that LGBT activists face in developing new legislation and breaking down societal limitations. They establish maybe the best roadblock in Latin American tradition as an omnipresent method of “heteronormativity,” in which heterosexuality, patriarchalism, gender hierarchies, and monetary constructions are deeply rooted in approximately each point of society. alongside those traces, the texts discover particular impediments together with relatives dependence, loss of public areas, activity possibilities, non secular dictums, own safety, the complex courting among leftist political events and LGBT events within the zone, and the ubiquitous “closets,” which preserve LGBT matters out of the general public eye.

The quantity additionally seems to be to the way forward for LGBT activism in Latin the USA in parts comparable to globalization, altering demographics, the function of NGOs, and the increase of monetary degrees and schooling throughout societies, which can relief in a better wisdom of LGBT politics and matters. because the editors posit, to be democratic within the truest feel of the notice, countries needs to realize and handle all segments in their populations.

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Download e-book for kindle: Public Discourses of Gay Men: That's So Gay (Routledge by Paul Baker

By Paul Baker

ISBN-10: 0415349737

ISBN-13: 9780415349734

ISBN-10: 0415850223

ISBN-13: 9780415850223

Queer linguistics has just recently constructed as a space of analysis; in spite of the fact that educational curiosity during this box is swiftly expanding. regardless of its growing to be charm, many books on ‘gay language’ concentrate on inner most dialog and small groups. As such, Public Discourses of homosexual Men represents a tremendous corrective, by way of investigating a variety of assets within the public area. A wide variety of fabric, together with tabloid newspaper articles, political debates on gay legislations and erotic narratives are utilized in order to examine the language surrounding homosexuality. Bringing jointly queer linguistics and corpus linguistics the textual content examine how homosexual male identities are built within the public domain.

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The Queer Bible Commentary by Deryn Guest,Robert E. Goss,Mona West,Thomas Bohache PDF

By Deryn Guest,Robert E. Goss,Mona West,Thomas Bohache

ISBN-10: 0334040213

ISBN-13: 9780334040217

ISBN-10: 0334054427

ISBN-13: 9780334054429

"The Queer Bible remark" brings jointly the paintings of numerous students and pastors identified for his or her curiosity within the parts of gender, sexuality and bible study. instead of a verse-by-verse research, normal of extra conventional commentaries, participants to this quantity concentration particularly upon these parts of the e-book that experience specific relevance for readers drawn to lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender concerns reminiscent of the development of gender and sexuality, the reification of heterosexuality, the query of lesbian and homosexual ancestry in the Bible, the transgendered voices of the prophets, using the Bible in modern political, socio-economic and non secular spheres and the impression upon lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender groups. as a result, the remark increases new questions and re-directs extra conventional questions in clean and leading edge methods, delivering new angles of procedure. This finished, state-of-the-art statement is prefaced by means of an introductory essay by means of Professor Mary Tolbert. participants draw on feminist, queer, deconstructionist, utopian theories, the social sciences and historical-critical discourses. the focal point is either how studying from lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and/or transgender views impact the interpreting and interpretation of biblical texts and the way biblical texts have and do have an effect on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and/or transgender groups. The observation comprises an in depth bibliography that directs the reader to an entire diversity of literature on the subject of queer interpretation of scripture.

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Overcoming Masculine Depression: The Pain Behind the Mask by John Lynch,John R. Lynch,Christopher Kilmartin PDF

By John Lynch,John R. Lynch,Christopher Kilmartin

ISBN-10: 0415637511

ISBN-13: 9780415637510

ISBN-10: 041563752X

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In Overcoming Masculine Depression, psychologists John Lynch and Christopher Kilmartin current a version that gives new methods of figuring out men’s behaviors.? This specific e-book doesn't painting males as sufferers, yet seeks to extend knowledge good deal of melancholy in males is misunderstood and mostly misdiagnosed. Many males "act out" their indicators via anger, workaholism, and courting clash. Underlying those behaviors are continual emotions of being hopeless, helpless, and valueless. males can learn how to realize indicators of masculine melancholy and take steps to reclaim their lives and relationships, and the authors provide many recommendations for doing so. quite a few case examples are supplied to demonstrate a number of the dynamics of male melancholy. New to this variation are chapters on self-regulation and impulse keep watch over and the appliance of evidence-based remedy for melancholy to the indicators of male melancholy. this is often a necessary source for all aiding execs who paintings with male consumers, in addition to for males experiencing indicators of melancholy and the folks of their lives.

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Download e-book for iPad: Lovesick: Modernist Plays of Same-Sex Love, 1894-1925 by Laurence Senelick

By Laurence Senelick

ISBN-10: 0415185564

ISBN-13: 9780415185561

This quantity makes on hand a global choice of performs, from Britain, the united states, Germany, France and Russia, delivering a vital and interesting source for an individual attracted to the theatre tradition of this period.
Lovesick brings jointly six performs, each one with person introductions, together with an writer biography and a construction background. The editor offers a contextual creation to the amount delivering helpful information regarding the ancestry of homosexual theatre and queer performance.
The anthology finds how 'sexual deviance' made its manner into the drama of this time, and likewise how gay playwrights used comedian or lyrical units that allows you to have a good time a 'superior sensibility'.

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