In a Queer Time and Place

In a Queer Time and Place


  • Author: J. Jack Halberstam
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms’especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.In a Queer Time and Place opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Osca...

In the Absence of Men
Score: 5
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In the Absence of Men


  • Author: Philippe Besson
  • Release Date : 2011-07-31
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 2271962 Bytes


'An astonishing love story, beautifully told' Time Out'I am sixteen. I am as old as the century'It is 1916. Vincent is sixteen, on the brink of manhood. Vincent is aristocratic and privileged, frequenting the salons of Paris while France is at war and the city almost deserted of men. In that brutal summer, Vincent's beauty and precocity captivate two men: Marcel, thirty years his senior, a writer and celebrated socialite; and Arthur, the twenty-one year old son of one of the servants, who is now a soldier at the front. ...

In a Queer Time and Place
Score: 5
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In a Queer Time and Place


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814735851


In a Queer Time and Place Book Description :

In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms’especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture. In a Queer Time and Place opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Osc...

In a Queer Time and Place

In a Queer Time and Place


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814735843


In a Queer Time and Place Book Description :

What is the price of a limb? A child? Ethnicity? Love? In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Rethinking Commodification presents an interdisciplinary collection of writings, including legal theory, case law, and original essays to reexamine the traditional legal question: ?To commodify or not to commodify?” In this pathbreaking course reader, Martha M. Ertman and Joan C. Williams present the legal cases and theories that laid the groundwork for traditional critiques of commodification, which tend to view the process ...

In a Queer Time and Place

In a Queer Time and Place


  • Author : J. Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814737491


In a Queer Time and Place Book Description :

In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms’especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture. In a Queer Time and Place opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Osc...

The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822350453


The Queer Art of Failure Book Description :

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives - to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that has extensively theorized hegemony but paid little attention to counter-hegemony. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam...

Gaga Feminism

Gaga Feminism


  • Author : J. Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807010990


Gaga Feminism Book Description :

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace...

Time Binds

Time Binds


  • Author : Elizabeth Freeman
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822348047


Time Binds Book Description :

By foregrounding bodily pleasure in the experience of time and its representation in queer literature, film, video, and art, Elizabeth Freeman challenges queer theory s recent emphasis on loss and trauma....

Time Slips

Time Slips


  • Author : Jaclyn Pryor
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810135321


Time Slips Book Description :

This bold book investigates how performance can transform the way people perceive trauma and memory, time and history. Jaclyn I. Pryor introduces the concept of "time slips," moments in which past, present, and future coincide, moments that challenge American narratives of racial and sexual citizenship. Framing performance as a site of resistance, Pryor analyzes their own work and that of four other queer artists—Ann Carlson, Mary Ellen Strom, Peggy Shaw, and Lisa Kron—between 2001 and 2016. Pryor illuminates how each artist deploys performance as a tool to render history visible, trauma recognizable, and transformation possible by laying bare the histories and ongoing systems of violence woven deep into our society. Pryor also includes a case st...

Feeling Backward

Feeling Backward


  • Author : Heather Love
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674032392


Feeling Backward Book Description :

'Feeling Backward' weighs the cost of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. It makes an effort to value aspects of historical gay experience that now threaten to disappear, branded as embarrassing evidence of the bad old days before Stonewall. Love argues that instead of moving on, we need to look backward....

Sex  Time and Place

Sex Time and Place


  • Author : Simon Avery
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474234955


Sex Time and Place Book Description :

Sex, Time and Place extensively widens the scope of what we might mean by 'queer London studies'. Incorporating multidisciplinary perspectives – including social history, cultural geography, visual culture, literary representation, ethnography and social studies – this collection asks new questions, widens debates and opens new subject terrain. Featuring essays from an international range of established scholars and emergent voices, the collection is a timely contribution to this growing field. Its essays cover topics such as activist and radical communities and groups, AIDS and the city, art and literature, digital archives and technology, drag and performativity, lesbian Londons, notions of bohemianism and deviancy, sex reform and research and ...

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology


  • Author : Sara Ahmed
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822388074


Queer Phenomenology Book Description :

In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing themselves toward or away from objects and others. Being “orientated” means feeling at home, knowing where one stands, or having certain objects within reach. Orientations affect what is proximate to the body or what can be reached. A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the a...