Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings by Eileen Barrett, Patricia Cramer

By Eileen Barrett, Patricia Cramer

The final twenty years have obvious a resurgence of severe and renowned realization to Virginia Woolf's existence and paintings. Such conventional associations as The ny overview of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional ads; her face is used to promote every little thing from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale.

Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the 1st publication dedicated to Woolf's lesbianism. Divided into sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels, those essays concentrate on how Woolf's inner most and public adventure and data of same-sex love affects her shorter fiction and novels. Lesbian Intersections comprises own narratives that hint the event of analyzing Woolf during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels presents lesbian interpretations of the person novels, together with Orlando, The Waves, and The Years.

Breaking new floor in our realizing of the function Woolf's love for girls performs in her significant writing, those essays shift the emphasis of lesbian interpretations from Woolf's existence to her work.

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Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature by Stephen O. Murray

By Stephen O. Murray

The dramatic influence of Islamic fundamentalism in recent times has skewed our photograph of Islamic background and tradition. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically non secular. yet in reality, the Islamic global includes a nice range of cultures and loads of edition inside these cultures by way of gender roles and sexuality. the 1st assortment in this subject from a ancient and anthropological viewpoint, Homosexuality within the Muslim international unearths that styles of female and male homosexuality have existed and infrequently flourished in the Islamic international. certainly, same-sex kinfolk have, till really lately, been even more tolerated less than Islam than within the Christian West. in line with the newest theoretical views in gender reports, feminism, and homosexual experiences, Homosexuality within the Muslim global comprises cultural and historic analyses of the whole Islamic global, not only the so-called center East. Essays exhibit either age-stratified styles of homosexuality, as published within the erotic and romantic poetry of medieval poets, and gender-based styles, within which either women and men may perhaps, to various levels, decide to reside as contributors of the other intercourse. The individuals draw on ancient files, literary texts, ethnographic commentary and direct commentary by way of either Muslim and non-Muslim authors to teach the huge variety of Islamic societies and the lifestyles of tolerated gender and sexual variances.

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The Deaf-Mute Boy by Joseph Geraci

By Joseph Geraci

The Deaf-Mute Boy—equal elements go back and forth tale, love tale, and a resonant disagreement with the Muslim world—is the story of a homosexual American professor immersed in a North African society. Maurice Burke, an archaeologist, is invited to talk at a convention within the bustling port city of Sousse, Tunisia. initially disappointed via its rampant tourism and squalid commercialism, Maurice turns into intrigued by way of his atmosphere after assembly a neighborhood deaf-mute boy. whereas exploring a colourful souk, Maurice encounters a non secular chief who courses him on a fateful creation to the boy’s family members. As Maurice’s involvement with the deaf-mute boy intensifies, he reveals himself drawn right into a maze of Tunisian politics, tradition, and faith.

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Communist Women in Scotland: Red Clydeside from the Russian by Neil C. Rafeek

By Neil C. Rafeek

Throughout the first half the 20 th century, Glasgow used to be witness to an unheard of wave of operating type protest and political agitation. The protesters challenged the capitalist social order and in addition, once in a while, the country itself. What used to be the legacy of this turbulence and upheaval which strengthened Glasgow's attractiveness because the middle of operating category fight in Britain?In this unique and meticulously researched research, Neil Rafeek makes the 1st systematic learn of "Red Clydeside," the time period given to Communism, radical exertions and alternate Unionism in Scotland, a mythical phenomenon in British or even foreign exertions historical past. He specializes in the function of ladies within the Communist celebration and describes women’s reports of assembly prime foreign personalities of the period: Khrushchev, Gagarin, Tereshkova, Castro and the Ceauescus. utilizing wealthy and evocative own testimony combined with the author’s personal research, Rafeek exhibits the idealistic socialist motivation in the back of the institution of "Red Clydeside" and the next starting to be traces and discord in Communism and the exertions circulate often, the world over and in Scotland.

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Cultural Politics of Emotion by Sara Ahmed

By Sara Ahmed

It is a daring tackle the the most important position of emotion in politics. feelings paintings to outline who we're in addition to form what we do and this is often not more powerfully at play than on this planet of politics. Ahmed considers how feelings retain us invested in relationships of energy, and likewise indicates how this use of emotion might be the most important to feminist and queer political hobbies. Debates on overseas terrorism, asylum and migration, in addition to reconciliation and reparation are explored via topical case reports. during this textbook the tricky concerns are faced head on. New for this version: a considerable 15,000-word Afterword on ’Emotions and Their gadgets’ which gives an unique contribution to the burgeoning box of have an effect on reviews; a revised Bibliography; and up-to-date all through.

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Death Claims (Dave Brandstetter Mysteries) by Joseph Hansen

By Joseph Hansen

Dying Claims is the second one of Joseph Hansen's acclaimed mysteries that includes ruggedly masculine Dave Brandstetter, a homosexual assurance investigator. whilst John Oats's physique is located washed up on a seashore, his younger lover April Stannard is certain it was once no coincidence. Brandstetter has the same opinion: Oats's college-age son, the beneficiary of the existence insurance plans, has long gone lacking.

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Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan by Emma Dalton

By Emma Dalton

This booklet appears on the gendering of the political approach in Japan and the consequences of that procedure on gender equality in national-level politics particularly and wider society extra quite often. It examines the strategy taken by way of the long-ruling Liberal Democratic social gathering (LDP) to problems with gender equality in Japan, and the repercussions of that process on women’s political studies and illustration. This booklet covers a number of issues together with the function of the LDP and different significant political events in developing the trendy jap political process, the under-representation of ladies in eastern politics, women’s reviews in celebration politics and the gendering of presidency regulations. utilizing in-depth interviews with ladies contributors of the nationwide vitamin, the ebook sheds mild on how political ladies negotiate the male-dominated global of eastern politics.

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