Summary Book Review Territories of Desire in Queer Culture by David Alderson:
Download or read book Territories of Desire in Queer Culture written by David Alderson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages with, and develops, current debates about desire and sexual identification by focusing on a wide selection of contemporary literature, film, and theory. These texts range from the novels of Alan Hollinghurst and Paul Magrs to the work of Pedro Almodovar, RuPaul, Derek Jarman, and Camille Paglia, as well as TV programs like "Ellen" and "Shinjuku Boys, " and individual films such as Collard's "Savage Nights."
Summary Book Review Sex, Needs and Queer Culture by Doctor David Alderson:
Download or read book Sex, Needs and Queer Culture written by Doctor David Alderson and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism’s investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subcultures have become increasingly mainstream and commercialized — as seen, for example, in corporate backing for pride events — while the initial radicalism of sexual liberation has given way to relatively conservative goals over marriage and adoption rights. Meanwhile, queer theory has critiqued this ‘homonormativity’, or assimilation, as if some act of betrayal had occurred. In Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson seeks to account for these shifts in both queer movements and the wider society, and argues powerfully for a distinctive theoretical framework. Through a critical reassessment of the work of Herbert Marcuse, as well as the cultural theorists Raymond Williams and Alan Sinfield, Alderson asks whether capitalism is progressive for queers, evaluates the distinctive radicalism of the counterculture as it has mutated into queer, and distinguishes between avant-garde protest and subcultural development. In doing so, the book offers new directions for thinking about sexuality and its relations to the broader project of human liberation.
Summary Book Review Queer Mythologies by Dimple Godiwala:
Download or read book Queer Mythologies written by Dimple Godiwala and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2006 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pam Gems is a popular playwright produced often at the West End and has a widespread appeal by being on the pulse of cultural iconology. Her characters are metaphors for contemporary women and men and she often 'herstoricizes'. This book on Gems has a thesis or a 'backbone' which elicits the title 'Queer Mythologies'.
Summary Book Review Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies by Lucas Gottzén:
Download or read book Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies written by Lucas Gottzén and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-12 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies provides a contemporary critical and scholarly overview of theorizing and research on masculinities as well as emerging ideas and areas of study that are likely to shape research and understanding of gender and men in the future. The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues. The handbook’s transnational lens acknowledges both the localities and global character of masculinity. A clear message in the book is the need for intersectional theorizing in dialogue with feminist, queer and sexuality studies in making sense of men and masculinities. Written in a clear and direct style, the handbook will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals, practitioners and activists.
Summary Book Review Camp Comforts by Christian Lassen:
Download or read book Camp Comforts written by Christian Lassen and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2014-03-31 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: »Camp Comforts« investigates the wide-ranging impact of camp on AIDS literature and places this impact within two different traditions of camp analysis: a politically subversive one that aims at social change and an aesthetically uplifting one that aims at personal healing. Christian Lassen argues that camp may in fact serve both ends, social change and personal healing, and goes on to explore reparative reading practices in order to rehabilitate alleviation and relief as vital objectives in literary representations of gay grief. In this way, »Camp Comforts« reveals the workings that make camp so crucial a strategy for survival in times of AIDS.
Summary Book Review Youth Culture in Global Cinema by Timothy Shary:
Download or read book Youth Culture in Global Cinema written by Timothy Shary and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coming of age is a pivotal experience for everyone. So it is no surprise that filmmakers around the globe explore the experiences of growing up in their work. From blockbuster U.S. movies such as the Harry Potter series to thought-provoking foreign films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider, films about youth delve into young people's attitudes, styles, sexuality, race, families, cultures, class, psychology, and ideas. These cinematic representations of youth also reflect perceptions about youth in their respective cultures, as well as young people's worth to the larger society. Indeed, as the contributors to this volume make plain, films about young people open a very revealing window on the attitudes and values of cultures across the globe. Youth Culture in Global Cinema offers the first comprehensive investigation of how young people are portrayed in film around the world. Eighteen established film scholars from eleven different national backgrounds discuss a wide range of films that illuminate the varied conditions in which youth live. The essays are grouped thematically around the issues of youthful resistance and rebellion; cultural and national identity, including religion and politics; and sexual maturation, including gender distinctions and coming-of-age queer. Some essays engage in close readings of films, while others examine the advertising and reception of films or investigate psychological issues. The volume concludes with filmographies of over 700 youth-related titles arranged by nation and theme.
Summary Book Review British Fiction Today by Rod Mengham:
Download or read book British Fiction Today written by Rod Mengham and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2006-11-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Fiction Today provides students and readers with a critical introduction to key authors and novels since 1990 and provides the latest critical perspectives on current British fiction. It offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of a broad range of selected contemporary authors, drawing together both established and emerging literary voices reflecting the scope of the new British writing. The book is organised around common themes - Modern Lives, Contemporary Living; Dreamtime; States of Identity and Histories. Each section begins with a short introductory essay and ends with a guide to further reading. Introducing key works, writers and major themes including post-colonialism, pluralism, gender and history, this book is the ideal guide to British fiction today. Includes discussion of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Alan Hollinghurst, Peter Ackroyd, Jenny Diski, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Toby Litt, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Jeanetter Winterson, Pat Barker, A S Byatt, Adam Thorpe and Sarah Waters.
Author :Jose L. Torres-Padilla Publisher :University of Washington Press Release Date :2011-12-01 ISBN 10 :9780295800165 Pages :368 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (16 users download)
Summary Book Review Writing Off the Hyphen by Jose L. Torres-Padilla:
Download or read book Writing Off the Hyphen written by Jose L. Torres-Padilla and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sixteen essays in Writing Off the Hyphen approach the literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora from current theoretical positions, with provocative and insightful results. The authors analyze how the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans is played out in the context of class, race, gender, and sexuality and how other themes emerging from postcolonialism and postmodernism come into play. Their critical work also demonstrates an understanding of how the process of migration and the relations between Puerto Rico and the United States complicate notions of cultural and national identity as writers confront their bilingual, bicultural, and transnational realities. The collection has considerable breadth and depth. It covers earlier, undertheorized writers such as Luisa Capetillo, Pedro Juan Labarthe, Bernardo Vega, Pura Belpré, Arturo Schomburg, and Graciany Miranda Archilla. Prominent writers such as Rosario Ferré and Judith Ortiz Cofer are discussed alongside often-neglected writers such as Honolulu-based Rodney Morales and gay writer Manuel Ramos Otero. The essays cover all the genres and demonstrate that current theoretical ideas and approaches create exciting opportunities and possibilities for the study of Puerto Rican diasporic literature.
Summary Book Review Rituparno Ghosh by Sangeeta Datta:
Download or read book Rituparno Ghosh written by Sangeeta Datta and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An iconic filmmaker and inheritor of the legendary Satyajit Ray’s legacy, Rituparno Ghosh was one of the finest auteurs to emerge out of contemporary Bengal. His films, though rooted firmly in middle-class values, desires and aspirations, are highly critical of hetero-patriarchal power structures. From the very outset, Ghosh displayed a strong feminist sensibility which later evolved into radical queer politics. This volume analyses his films, his craft, his stardom and his contribution to sexual identity politics. In this first scholarly study undertaken on Rituparno Ghosh, the essays discuss the cultural import of his work within the dynamics of a rapidly evolving film industry in Bengal and more largely the cinematic landscape of India. The anthology also contains a conversation section (interviews with the filmmaker and with industry cast and crew) drawing a critical and personal portrait of this remarkable filmmaker.
Summary Book Review Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media by Whitney Monaghan:
Download or read book Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media written by Whitney Monaghan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-20 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes up the queer girl as a represented and rhetorical figure within film, television and video. In 1987, Canada’s Degrassi Junior High featured one of TV’s first queer teen storylines. Contained to a single episode, it was promptly forgotten within both the series and popular culture more generally. Cut to 2016 – queer girls are now major characters in films and television series around the globe. No longer represented as subsidiary characters within forgettable storylines, queer girls are a regular feature of contemporary screen media. Analysing the terms of this newfound visibility, Whitney Monaghan provides a critical perspective on this, arguing that a temporal logic underpins many representations of queer girlhood. Examining an archive of screen texts that includes teen television series and teenpics, art-house, queer and independent cinemas as well as new forms of digital video, she expands current discourse on both queer representation and girls’ studies by looking at sexuality through themes of temporality. This book, the first full-length study of its kind, draws on concepts of boredom, nostalgia and transience to offer a new perspective on queer representation in contemporary screen media.
Summary Book Review Hollinghurst, Camp and Closet by Serkan Ertin:
Download or read book Hollinghurst, Camp and Closet written by Serkan Ertin and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-04-18 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume analyses the terms “camp” and “the closet” in Alan Hollinghurst’s fiction, since all four of his novels – The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), The Folding Star (1993), The Spell (1998), and The Line of Beauty (2004) – investigate the gay male experience throughout the late-twentieth century. The book analyses these terms in Hollinghurst’s work in order to find out whether the author writes from the margin or from the centre to recreate the origin. Gay subjectivities are of great concern to this study, though it is not a product of identity politics, given the latter’s propensity to re-establish the binary structure of the Western thought. As such, this book explores how Hollinghurst, by camping and closeting the gay male, re-produces homosexuality as a distinct identity with a subculture of its own.
Summary Book Review Spanish Queer Cinema by Chris Perriam:
Download or read book Spanish Queer Cinema written by Chris Perriam and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant cultural expression on Spanish Cinema and evaluates the role LGBTQ film has had in creating and shaping identity and experience. Focusing on films from 1998 to the present day, Chris Perriam skilfully analyses the development of LGBTQ filmmaking and filmwatching in Spain and places this within the wider cultural context. Covering lesbian cinema, gay and queer documentaries and short films, as well as mainstream features, the book investigates how LGBTQ films are distributed and how audiences react to them. It includes discussions of film festivals, cultural centres and social networking sites and it places the filmwatching experience within the context of other cultural activities such as television viewing, reading, surfing, downloading and festival-going. It assesses the importance and impact of Spanish queer cinema on the construction of LGBTQ identities and experiences. An informative and thought-provoking book, Spanish Queer Cinema is an essential read for students and scholars working in the fields of Film Studies, Spanish Studies and Cultural Studies.
Summary Book Review Where is Queer? by John Fraser:
Download or read book Where is Queer? written by John Fraser and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Summary Book Review History's Queer Stories by Natalie Marena Nobitz:
Download or read book History's Queer Stories written by Natalie Marena Nobitz and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2018-10-31 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critical analysis of the dramatisation of homosexuality in British fiction about the Second World War is noticeable only by its relative absence from the field. Whereas feminist literary criticism has broadened the canon of war fiction to include narratives by and about women, queer scholars have seldom focused on literary representations of homosexuality during the war. Natalie Marena Nobitz closes a glaring gap in the critical attention of four novels dealing with the disruption of gender roles and institutionalised heteronormativity: Walter Baxter's Look Down in Mercy (1951), Mary Renault's The Charioteer (1953), Sarah Waters' The Night Watch (2006) and Adam Fitzroy's Make Do and Mend (2012).
Summary Book Review Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman by Dominic Janes:
Download or read book Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman written by Dominic Janes and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-04-27 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dominic Janes is at pains here to highlight the role played by Christianity in the history of homosexuality in Britain. His story deals not merely with genital relations but also with identities both embraced and refused. Necessarily, coded expressions of desire as well as creative blurrings between religious idealism and queer gender and sexuality are integral to Janes s account. A special focus for Janes is the way in which visual images and imaginary visions of suffering in ecclesiastical contexts were used to develop concepts of male same-sex desire that projected the self as dutiful and penitent rather than shameful. And so, a model (and in ways a substitute) for same-sex relationships was readily available in idealizations of the person and body of Christas unmarried queer martyr. Homosexual desires and identities prove to have unfolded in creative dialogue with religion during and since the 19th century. Various figures enter into Janes s history, from Cardinal Newman and Oscar Wilde to artists such as Simeon Solomon and Frederick Rolfe, and the plot thickens with forays into Victorian monasteries that functioned as queer families, with fascinating side trips into Rolfe s Christmas cards as expressions of queer aesthetic/identity. He brings the account full circle with a concluding chapter on the life and works of Derek Jarman. Janes uses this case to show that the experience of the AIDS epidemic led to a reconnection with older modes of queer self-expression specifically concerned with the endurance of suffering. The religious roots of queer creativity are a vital resource for modern churches and openly gay men and women to learn from."
Summary Book Review French Queer Cinema by Nick Rees-Roberts:
Download or read book French Queer Cinema written by Nick Rees-Roberts and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-17 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A full account of the formation and reception of contemporary queer film in France.
Summary Book Review Gender, Sexuality and Museums by Amy K. Levin:
Download or read book Gender, Sexuality and Museums written by Amy K. Levin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-09-13 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gender, Sexuality and Museums provides the only repository of key articles, new essays and case studies for the important area of gender and sexuality in museums. It is the first reader to focus on LGBT issues and museums, and the first reader in nearly 15 years to collect articles which focus on women and museums. At last, students of museum studies, women’s studies, LGBT studies and museum professionals have a single resource. The book is organised into three thematic parts, each with its own introduction. Sections focus on women in museum work, applications of feminist and LGBT theories to museum exhibitions, exhibitions and collections pertaining to women and individuals who are LGBT. The Case studies in a fourth part provide different perspectives to key topics, such as memorials and memorializing; modernism and museums; and natural history collections. The collection concludes with a bibliographic essay evaluating scholarship to date on gender and sexuality in museums. Amy K. Levin brings together outstanding articles published in the past as well as new essays. The collection’s scope is international, with articles about US, Canadian, and European institutions. Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader is an essential resource for those studying gender and sexuality in the museum.