Download A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and by John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones PDF

By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

ISBN-10: 1560239557

ISBN-13: 9781560239550

Have a look at how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian culture

A Sea of reports: 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 historic, mental, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in destinations starting from Nazi Germany to Colorado. the various trendy authors during this assortment contain David Bergman, Louis staff, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. students in homosexual and lesbian experiences, political hobbies, cultural reports, and narratology, and an individual attracted to homosexual heritage may want to discover those interesting narratives on themes comparable to intercourse and sin within the South, promoting homosexual literature earlier than Stonewall, starting to be up homosexual in India, and the tale of an interracial male couple dealing with homophobic lack of information in a small town.

A Sea of reports additionally includes artistic fiction and nonfiction love tales, warfare 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 of a kiss. for a whole checklist of contents, please stopover at our website at www.haworthpressinc.com.

This publication provides you with a number of narratives that hide a variety, together with:

  • memoirs of homosexual Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the 1st lesbian and homosexual ebook membership in its wake
  • homophobia within the office and using coming-out tales to augment place of work variety
  • the institution of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake urban highschool that's seriously ruled by way of Mormons
  • gay literary historical past 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 couple of woman's love for an additional lady, her lifelong buddy
  • Provincetown's striking neighborhood reaction to the AIDS epidemic

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

Show description

Read or Download A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and Lesbian Cultures PDF

Best gay & lesbian books

Backward Glances: Cruising Queer Streets in London and New York

Backward Glances is an exploration of the historical past of male highway cruising. Too usually in discussions of city area and interpretations of city tradition, streetwalking implies a inflexible version for a way we inhabit the streets. starting with the straightforward premise that all of us stroll the streets another way, Mark Turner means that male cruising operates via stumble upon and connection instead of alienation, and that it's the defining event of what it capability to be glossy.

The Story of an African Famine: Gender and Famine in Twentieth-Century Malawi

This account of the 1949 famine in colonial Malawi employs a large choice of old resources, starting from Colonial place of work documentation to the songs of girls who lived throughout the tragedy. The research of the motives and improvement of the famine takes the reader via a close agricultural and social historical past of Southern Malwai within the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing particularly at the nature of social and monetary stratification, alterations in kinship platforms and the location of ladies and putting all this in the wider context of the influence of colonial rule.

Gender and sexuality in modern Ireland

This number of stimulating essays specializes in problems with gender and sexuality in Irish background, biography, language, literature, and drama. whereas the individuals hire quite a few methodological and significant views, they proportion the conviction that the gendering of Ireland―not merely of the kingdom, yet of exact Irish males and women―is a building of tradition and beliefs and never easily certainly one of nature.

Domestic individualism: imagining self in nineteenth-century America

Gillian Brown's publication probes the major courting among family ideology and formulations of the self in nineteenth-century the US. Arguing that domesticity institutes gender, classification, and racial differences that govern masculine in addition to female identification, Brown brilliantly alters, for literary critics, feminists, and cultural historians, the serious viewpoint from which nineteenth-century American literature and tradition were seen.

Extra resources for A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and Lesbian Cultures

Example text

A SEA OF 22 STORIES Two of these antidotes can raise consciousness. One is the use of contrast, as in the Rashamon effect, in which two people experiencing the same event come away with two different stories. The other is confrontation, in which one narrative version of reality clashes with another or with what subsequently happens. The last antidote is metacognition. This involves finding alternate ways of weaving the narrative (Bruner calls it "reality-making") so as to provide the basis for negotiating meanings even if that means that no final story is agreed to.

A pioneering and thorough study conducted on the situation of homosexuals under the National Socialists was undertaken by Rüdiger Lautmann from the University of Bremen in 1977. Lautmann's study, though conducted with a clear political agenda to support the homosexuals, serves as the most complete study to date. Compiled using documents obtained from the International Tracing Services at Arolsen, in former West Germany, Lautmann used Jehovah's Witnesses and political prisoners as his control group.

The lack of scholarly research into the plight of homosexuals during this time can be attributed to the lack of personal histories from homosexual survivors, yet scholars also have avoided the documentation that was available. A s historian James Steakley 27 28 A SEA OF STORIES (1982) explains, "The fact that homosexuals were victims of Nazism is mentioned in only a few of the standard histories of the period, and those historians who do mention the facts seem reluctant to dwell on the subject and turn quickly to the fate of other minorities in Nazi Germany" (p.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 34 votes