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By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

ISBN-10: 1560239557

ISBN-13: 9781560239550

Seriously look into how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian culture

A Sea of news: The Shaping strength of Narrative in homosexual and Lesbian Cultures: A Festschrift for John P. De Cecco is an unforgettable choice of own narratives that explores the old, mental, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in destinations starting from Nazi Germany to Colorado. the various popular authors during this assortment contain David Bergman, Louis team, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. students in homosexual and lesbian reports, political hobbies, cultural reviews, and narratology, and someone drawn to homosexual background probably want to discover those exciting narratives on themes akin to intercourse and sin within the South, promoting homosexual literature sooner than Stonewall, growing to be up homosexual in India, and the tale of an interracial male couple dealing with homophobic lack of knowledge in a small town.

A Sea of news additionally comprises artistic fiction and nonfiction love tales, battle tales, oral tales, and bibliographies, and a gorgeous post-Stonewell and post-modern narrative set on a South African seascape that tells the tale of 2 expert males and the potential for a kiss. for an entire checklist of contents, please stopover at our website at

This booklet provides you with numerous narratives that disguise a variety, together with:

  • memoirs of homosexual Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the 1st lesbian and homosexual e-book membership in its wake
  • homophobia within the place of work and using coming-out tales to reinforce place of work range
  • the institution of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake urban highschool that's seriously ruled through Mormons
  • gay literary history that examines the works of Langston Hughes in addition to Martin Duberman, Paul Monette, and Edmund White when it comes to the lesbian 70s
  • creative nonfiction a few woman's love for one more lady, her lifelong pal
  • Provincetown's awesome neighborhood reaction to the AIDS epidemic

    A selection of chapters written by means of the colleagues and previous scholars of John P. De Cecco, pioneering editor of the magazine of Homosexuality, A Sea of news takes its identify from a word Dr. De Cecco utilized in his keynote handle to the “History and reminiscence” convention at Allegheny university in 1997. This convention sparked the belief for this selection of essays that research the gay adventure via old, mental, and sociological viewpoints and homosexuality in literature. those brave tales will help readers to grasp themselves extra deeply, to spot wih others, and to interpret homosexual and lesbian reports in numerous narrative types.

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Why was it necessarily morally " w r o n g " for the President to have sex with someone other than his wife? Was it wrong for an older man to have sex with a younger woman? Was it wrong for a younger woman to pursue a "nonegalitarian" relationship with an older, powerful male? Was it wrong for the President's wife to remain silent and loyal to a husband who publicly acknowledged extramarital sexual contact? Hemmed in by their "masculinist myopia" (Hawkesworth, 1996), they found the near absence of feminist and general public reaction inscrutable.

Over the past twenty years in my editorial role, I have perused, evaluated, and, with the help of a distinguished editorial board, decided the publication of hundreds of manuscripts, prepared from many perspectives and often reaching irreconcilably opposed conclusions. The eliminativist conclusion indeed has been at times very seductive. 2 Fortunately, and not a moment too early, philosophers in feminist and gay studies, such as Claudia Card (1995), Mary Hawkesworth (1996) , Edward Stein (1992), and more recently, Benjamin Dykes (1999), along with historians of science, such as Vernon Rosario (1997) and Alice Dreger (1997), are arriving on the scene to rescue us from the nameless oblivion from whence we have recently risen as well as from the Scylla of essentialism and the Charybdis of constructionism.

Schoppmann (1996) offers an explanation for this lack of research: The number of women who were subjected to the horrors of the concentration camps because they were lesbians cannot be documented. What is definitive is that there was no systematic persecution of lesbians that was comparable to the persecution of gay men. Most lesbians were spared a fate in the camps if they were willing to conform. Lesbians were not victims of the Nazi regime per se. . Many were forced into exile because they were Jewish or involved in antifascist work.

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