Lesbian / Gay Studies

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Between Camp and Cursi

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

From Pariah to Priority

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

Life after the Revolution

Shares the unique story of a Christmas tree farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, for over four decades, women artists boldly built a space where they could create community and art together.

Boy-Wives and Female Husbands

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

Djinn

The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.

A Queer Way Out

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

Echoes of a Queer Messianic

Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.

Because We Are Human

Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.

Ghost Faces

Combines psychoanalysis, queer theory, masculinity studies, and cultural studies to explore contemporary manhood in film.

The Disappearing L

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.

Oklahomo

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives

The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.

Despite All Adversities

Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.

The Death of Fred Astaire

When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.

Expanding the Circle

Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.

Desiring Emancipation

Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.

In the Life and in the Spirit

Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.

Desbordes

Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to illustrate how the categories of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are directly entangled with issues of citizenship and belonging.

Male Beauty

Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II.

Grassroots Literacies

Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.

L Is for Lion

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

Virtual Intimacies

Uses ethnography and cultural analysis to track scenes of intimate connection and disconnection among gay men across an array of media sites.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be)

Offers an analysis of the political economy of care in order to explain how lesbian and gay citizens in Europe benefit from equality more than those in the United States.

Passionate Commitments

A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.

Letters to ONE

Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States.

Identity Papers

Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.

Friendship as a Way of Life

Develops Foucault’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy.

Masked Voices

An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era.

Queer Times, Queer Becomings

Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.

Same-Sex Partners

A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.

Queer Externalities

Provocative take on the negative effects of increasing queer visibility and assimilation on the lives of queer people and politics in the U. S.

Materializing Queer Desire

Uses iconic dandy and queer figures to explore relationships between homosexuality, modernism, and modernity.

Resilience

First collection of essays by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds.

The Family Flamboyant

Interrogates the normative heterosexual family from feminist, Jewish, and queer perspectives.

AIDS and American Apocalypticism

Looks at how both anti-gay and AIDS activists use apocalyptic language to describe the AIDS crisis.

The Lesbian Index

Adds historical and philosophical perspectives to current debates over whether lesbian identity is socially constructed or genetically based.

Bodies at Risk

Taking a post-psychoanalytic, queer-theoretical approach, this book links philosophical and aesthetic issues in two distinct periods through the examination of a variety of imaginative texts, from canonical poetry and fiction to avant-garde music and film.