Sachbuch, Fremdsprachiges Buch / Sprache: Englisch / Themen: Geschichte, Musik / Ausgabe: Taschenbuch
This book examines queer visibility in reality television, which is arguably the most prolific space of gay, lesbian, transgender and otherwise queer media representation. It explores almost two decades of reality programming, from Big Brother to I Am Cait , American Idol to RuPaul´s Drag Race , arguing that the specific conventions of reality TV-its intimacy and emotion, its investments in celebrity and the ideal of authenticity-have inextricably shaped the ways in which queer people have become visible in reality shows. By challenging popular judgements on reality shows as damaging spaces of queer representation, this book argues that reality TV has pioneered a unique form of queer-inclusive broadcasting, where a desire for authenticity, rather than being heterosexual, is the norm. Across all chapters, this book investigates how reality TV´s celebration of ´compulsory authenticity´ has circulated ´acceptable´ and ´unacceptable´ ways of being queer, demonstrating how possibilities for queer visibility are shaped by broader anxieties and around selfhood, identity and the real in contemporary cultural life.
Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay and Lesbian Ghosts is a collection of eerie locales worldwide with a queer bent, combining historical fact and unearthly encounters from across the United States, as well as around the globe. From haunted bars in New Orleans to a haunted theater in London, this guide encompasses the other side of the supernatural. The stories range from the serious, from brutal murders in rural Georgia, to the light-hearted, including the male spirit who enjoys unzipping men´s trousers at a British pub. Ghosts of legendary celebrities intermingle with ordinary individuals. Along with these queer spirits are many businesses, either gay-owned or catering to a gay/lesbian clientele, experiencing hauntings. Clubs and bars hide more than shy young lovers in their darkened corners. Countless bed and breakfasts have otherworldly guests staying the night. Behind the shadows and doors of societal homophobia hide find pink phantoms and lavender apparitions in cities and towns spread across the globe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert M. Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010207/bk_acx0_010207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although Jews and other groups were given reparations and state pensions, gay men were excluded. In fact, gay men in Germany remained criminals, as the 1935 Nazi-legal change was on the books until 1969. Homosexual Holocaust survivors were often re-imprisoned for these ´´repeat offenses”, even being kept on lists of ´´sex offenders”. Following the fall of the Nazi government, countless homosexuals were forced to serve further imprisonment, regardless of their time in concentration camps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127865/bk_acx0_127865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present. In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to ´´Publick Universal Friend”, refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-19th century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized ´´female marriage.” And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fired by W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s magazine the Crisis after being arrested for a homosexual encounter. These are just a few moments of queer history that Michael Bronski highlights in this groundbreaking book. Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative, A Queer History of the United States is more than a ´´who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history. A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or often ignored aspects of American history - the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBT life in the 19th century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the devastating backlash against gay rig 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vikas Adam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006200/bk_rand_006200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This superb memoir of a gay working-class boy from Manchester exploring how to reconcile his sexuality with his Catholicism is all the more powerful because of his deep knowledge of and commitment to his faith. Spanning the late 1960s to the present day, Mark Dowd´s Queer and Catholic chronicles a changing attitude to same-sex attraction over more than half a century and is packed with stories in turn funny, deeply moving and spiritually insightful, including coming out to his parents by talking in his sleep, training to become a Dominican priest before eloping from a religious order with an ex-friar, and attending the funeral of his father - accompanied by his father! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Dowd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030724/bk_adbl_030724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
OFFEN, UNBESCHWERT UND SELBSTBEWUSSTDas ultimative Aufklärungsbuch zu Sex und sexueller IdentitätWie fühlt es sich an, zum ersten Mal in ein Mädchen verliebt zu sein, wenn man selbst ein Mädchen ist? Und was passiert dann? Wie findet man andere schwule Jungs? Und warum fühlen sich manche Menschen im falschen Körper gefangen? Mit über hundert Originalbeiträgen von lesbischen, schwulen, bi- und transsexuellen Jugendlichen, die ein unendliches Spektrum sexueller Identitäten repräsentieren.Für alle, die immer schon mehr wissen wollten über Homosexualität und Transgender - und für alle, die einfach nur neugierig sind!man lernt auch als [...] Hetero noch so Einiges dazu [...] über die Feinheiten, die für einen sensiblen und respektvollen Umgang in unserer Gesellschaft einfach nötig sind. Ulrike Schimming letteraturen.de, 8. September 2015James Dawson wuchs im englischen West Yorkshire auf und hat sich schon als Kind Folgen für die britische Kultserie Doctor Who ausgedacht und aufgeschrieben. Er wurde Journalist und interviewte Popstars wie Steps und Atomic Kitten. James Dawson arbeitete als Lehrer. Mittlerweile ist er selbstständiger Autor und lebt in London.