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By George E. Haggerty, Molly McGarry

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A spouse to Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer stories is the 1st unmarried quantity survey of present discussions happening during this speedily constructing sector of analysis. spotting the multidisciplinary nature of the sphere, the editors assemble new essays via a global staff of demonstrated and rising students Addresses the politics, economics, historical past, and cultural effect of sexuality Engages the way forward for queer reviews by way of asking what sexuality stands for, what paintings it does, and the way it maintains to constitution discussions in a variety of educational disciplines in addition to modern politics

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In other words, sexual violence is used to create particular types of subject positions between the victims and the perpetrators, and it is used to create positions that are not just sexualized, but are also racial and ethnic. Sexual violence not only creates racial and ethnic enmity, it creates a new type of racial and ethnic relation. Where once ethnicity did not fundamentally organize social relations and created neither intense segregation nor intense hierarchy, through the use of sexual violence ethnicity becomes paramount, intensive and radically hierarchical.

Obscured by this story are the facts that Americans are themselves deeply worried about sexual humiliation, and that the American military is a particular site for expressing these worries. From concern about the potential rape of female soldiers in combat, to the depth of concern over the homosexual gaze in the shower, American public debates about the military repeatedly return to fears of sexual humiliation. Fear of sexual humiliation is not unique to “the Arab mind,” and is a central feature 28 Sex, Secularism, and the “War on Terrorism” of the American imagination of the US military.

If the lesbian soap opera is an enabling cultural form, then so too is the rock musical, at least as James Tobias describes it. Tobias’ “Melos, Telos, and Me: Transpositions of Identity in the Rock Musical” shows how John Cameron Mitchell’s 2001 film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, brings the genres of drag and rock together to retell the rock opera as a negotiation of transgender performance. ” Tobias opens up these archives and demonstrates how Hedwig consolidates and re-imagines the queer role of the rock opera in contemporary culture.

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