By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones
Have a look at how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian cultureA 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 epidemicA 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.
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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.