'Curing Queers'

Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74

Author: Tommy Dickinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719095883

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. The book begins in 1935 with the first official report on the use of aversion therapy to combat homosexual desire and continues until 1974, when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic manual as a category of psychiatric disorder. It thereby covers a critical period in British queer history during which the reigning public and professional discourse surrounding homosexuality shifted from crime to sickness to tolerance. The majority of nurses followed orders in administering treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in 'straightening out' queer men, but a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. This book provides an in-depth examination of both groups, and offers some intriguing insights into the hidden gay lives of some of the nurses themselves, and the inevitable tension between their own identities and desires and the treatments they administered to others. 'Curing queers' makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. Therefore, it will be of interest to scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, health care ethics and law, as well as the general reader.
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Wolfenden's Witnesses

Homosexuality in Postwar Britain

Author: Brian Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137321504

Category: Science

Page: 316

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The Wolfenden Report of 1957 has long been recognized as a landmark in moves towards gay law reform. What is less well known is that the testimonials and written statements of the witnesses before the Wolfenden Committee provide by far the most complete and extensive array of perspectives we have on how homosexuality was understood in mid-twentieth century Britain. Those giving evidence, individually or through their professional associations, included a broad cross-section of official, professional and bureaucratic Britain: police chiefs, policemen, magistrates, judges, lawyers and Home Office civil servants; doctors, biologists (including Alfred Kinsey), psychiatrists, psychoanalysts and psychotherapists; prison governors, medical officers and probation officers; representatives of the churches, morality councils and progressive and ethical societies; approved school headteachers and youth organization leaders; representatives of the army, navy and air force; and a small handful of self-described but largely anonymous homosexuals. This volume presents an annotated selection of their voices.
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Boy Erased

Autobiografische Erzählung

Author: Garrard Conley

Publisher: Secession Verlag

ISBN: 390691027X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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Was bleibt, wenn einem alles genommen, wenn sogar die Identität ausradiert werden soll? Wie erinnert man sich an die Zeit, in der man ausgelöscht werden sollte? 2004 in Arkansas im sogenannten Bible Belt der USA: Ein Bekannter outet den neunzehnjährigen Garrard Conley gegen seinen Willen vor den Eltern als homosexuell. Seit Jahren schon kämpft Conley gegen die Scham, die ihm als einzigem Sohn eines Baptistenpredigers eingeimpft ist. Er selbst ist tief verwurzelt in einer christlich-fundamentalistischen Gemeinde, in einer Gesellschaft, die die Bibel beim Wort nimmt, in der nichts geduldet wird, was nicht der unabänderlichen Norm entspricht. Unvermittelt steht er vor der Entscheidung seines Lebens: Stimmt er einer Konversionstherapie zu, einem kirchlichen Programm, das ihn in zwölf Schritten von seiner Homosexualität ›heilen‹, von unreinen Trieben säubern, seinen Glauben festigen und aus ihm einen ex-gay machen soll, oder riskiert er, seine Familie, seine Freunde und den Gott, zu dem er an jedem Tag seines Lebens gebetet hat, zu verlieren? Soll er sein äußeres Leben auslöschen oder sein Inneres? Garrard Conley spürt den komplexen Beziehungen von Familie, Glauben und Gemeinschaft nach und zeichnet dabei ein Bild von einem Amerika, mit dem wir heute mehr denn je konfrontiert sind. Doch Conley versucht dabei auch stets jene zu verstehen, die ihm aus gutem Glauben heraus so viel Schmerz zugefügt haben. Dieser Lebensbericht lässt einen frieren angesichts der Kälte, mit der Fundamentalisten in den USA anderen ihre Ideologie überstülpen. Aber Boy Erased ist auch ein Zeugnis der Liebe, die trotzdem überleben kann.
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Monsters in the Closet

Homosexuality and the Horror Film

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719044731

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news weeklies, the book examines the historical figure of the movie monster in relation to various medical, psychological, religious and social models of homosexuality. While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the concept of the monster queer has evolved from era to era. From the gay and lesbian sensibilities encoded into the form and content of the classical Hollywood horror film, to recent films which play upon AIDS-related fears. Monster in the Closet examines how the horror film started and continues, to demonize (or quite literally "monsterize") queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and "costs" of such representations might be both for individual spectators and culture at large.
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Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

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Londons größter lebender Chronist über die »gay history« seiner Stadt Das römische Londinium war übersät mit »Wolfshöhlen«, Bordellen und heißen Bädern, in denen es hoch herging. Homosexualität galt als bewundernswert. Bis Kaiser Konstantin die Macht übernahm und mit seinen Mönchen und Missionaren für Ordnung sorgte. Zeiten der Toleranz wechselten mit Zeiten der Ächtung und Verfolgung. Heute gehört »queer London« zur britischen Hauptstadt wie Tower und Big Ben. Londons homosexuelle Szene ist die größte in Europa und eine der größten weltweit. Peter Ackroyd zeigt uns, wie seine Stadt sich diesen Platz erkämpft hat. Er zelebriert die Vielfältigkeit und Energie der Community, zeigt aber auch die Gefährdungen, denen sie zu allen Zeiten ausgesetzt war. »Ein absolut einzigartiges Leseerlebnis.« The Independent
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mental health

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Queer in Russia

A Story of Sex, Self, and the Other

Author: Laurie Essig

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822323464

Category: History

Page: 244

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An ethnographic exploration of gay and lesbian lives in contemporary Russia.
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Queers in Space

Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance

Author: Gordon Brent Ingram,Anne-Marie Bouthillette,Yolanda Retter

Publisher: Bay Press (WA)

ISBN: 9780941920445

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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Cultural Studies. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Urban Planning. Exploring the interactions between queer identity, experience, and activism and a range of communal and public spaces, QUEERS IN SPACE: COMMUNITIES, PUBLIC PLACES, SITES OF RESISTANCE opens up a new direction in gay and lesbian studies. From gay space in Mexico City to the now legendary baths of New York and San Francisco, QUEERS IN SPACE travels to bars, parks, beaches, neighborhoods, and cities to follow the expansion and transformation of queer communities beyond the gay ghetto. By focusing on the geography of queer social relationships QUEERS IN SPACE raises critical and timely questions about the role of social space in shaping identities, the meaning of communal space for marginalized peoples, and the significance of public spaces for social visibility. Edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, Anne-Marie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter.
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Queer Theory and the Jewish Question

Author: Daniel Boyarin,Daniel Itzkovitz,Ann Pellegrini

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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The essays in this volume boldly map the historically resonant intersections between Jewishness and queerness, between homophobia and anti-Semitism, and between queer theory and theorizations of Jewishness. With important essays by such well-known figures in queer and gender studies as Judith Butler, Daniel Boyarin, Marjorie Garber, Michael Moon, and Eve Sedgwick, this book is not so much interested in revealing—outing—"queer Jews" as it is in exploring the complex social arrangements and processes through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities emerged as traces of each other during the last two hundred years.
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Collier's

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Publisher: N.A

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Queer Domesticities

Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London

Author: M. Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316071

Category: History

Page: 326

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Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men.
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Queer Blues

The Lesbian and Gay Guide to Overcoming Depression

Author: Kimeron Hardin,Marny Hall

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825973

Category: Self-Help

Page: 260

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Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. If you're a lesbian or a gay man struggling with depression, this book offers you real tools for real change. A self-test helps you determine your own level of depression and assess its impact on your life. With this information, go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem. Examine your core beliefs about self-worth and identify self-sabotaging habits that may make you vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to help you build a plan to effectively manage your depression.
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Queer Beauty

Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond

Author: Whitney Davis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519559

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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The pioneering work of Johann Winckelmann (1717-1768) identified a homoerotic appreciation of male beauty in classical Greek sculpture, a fascination that had endured in Western art since the Greeks. Yet after Winckelmann, the value (even the possibility) of art's queer beauty was often denied. Several theorists, notably the philosopher Immanuel Kant, broke sexual attraction and aesthetic appreciation into separate or dueling domains. In turn, sexual desire and aesthetic pleasure had to be profoundly rethought by later writers. Whitney Davis follows how such innovative thinkers as John Addington Symonds, Michel Foucault, and Richard Wollheim rejoined these two domains, reclaiming earlier insights about the mutual implication of sexuality and aesthetics. Addressing texts by Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, and Sigmund Freud, among many others, Davis criticizes modern approaches, such as Kantian idealism, Darwinism, psychoanalysis, and analytic aesthetics, for either reducing aesthetics to a question of sexuality or for removing sexuality from the aesthetic field altogether. Despite these schematic reductions, sexuality always returns to aesthetics, and aesthetic considerations always recur in sexuality. Davis particularly emphasizes the way in which philosophies of art since the late eighteenth century have responded to nonstandard sexuality, especially homoeroticism, and how theories of nonstandard sexuality have drawn on aesthetics in significant ways. Many imaginative and penetrating critics have wrestled productively, though often inconclusively and "against themselves," with the aesthetic making of sexual life and new forms of art made from reconstituted sexualities. Through a critique that confronts history, philosophy, science, psychology, and dominant theories of art and sexuality, Davis challenges privileged types of sexual and aesthetic creation imagined in modern culture-and assumed today.
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New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822399695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.
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The Queer Renaissance

Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities

Author: Robert McRuer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814755549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.
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Queer Theory and Social Change

Author: Max H. Kirsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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Queer Theory and Social Change argues that there is a crisis within Queer theory over whether or not its theories can actually deliver change. Max Kirsch presents a challenging alternative to the current fascination with post-modern analyses of identity, culture, and difference. It emphasizes the need for a discussion of the importance of communities and the role of globalization on queer movements.
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Queer Twin Cities

Author: Kevin P. Murphy, Jennifer L. Pierce, Larry Knopp

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452901954

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Queer People

Author: Douglas Plummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homosexuality

Page: 121

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Queer Fish

Essays on Marine Science and Other Aspects of Biology

Author: Charles Maurice Yonge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fisheries

Page: 193

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Carmilla

Author: Dominik Kolodzie,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956400650

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Page: 200

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