Lesbian / Gay Studies

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An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era.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

Anachronism and Its Others

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

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.

Sin, Sex, and Democracy

Explores the Christian Right’s use of tailored rhetorics to advance multiple and varied antigay political projects.

The Family Flamboyant

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

Fit to Teach

Examines the construction of gender in public school employment.

AIDS and American Apocalypticism

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

The Gender of Desire

Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

In the Game

Examines the relationship between gay male athletes, sport, and American masculinity.

Sappho in the Holy Land

Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.

Cultural Activisms

Offers a multiple-genred mosaic of multiple resistances to oppression through a variety of styles and mediums.

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.