Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1584

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

Queer City

Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191394

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 541

*** A Sunday Times Bestseller *** In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music and the horror of AIDS. Today, we live in an era of openness and tolerance and Queer London has become part of the new norm. Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.

Queer city

gay and lesbian politics in Sydney

Author: Craig Johnston,Paul Van Reyk

Publisher: Pluto Pr Australia


Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 9212

Collection of essays on key political issues facing gay men and women in Sydney. Topics covered include reconciliation, religion, cyber-activism, lobbying, lesbian activisms, the Mardi Gras, HIV/AIDS, pedophilia, media, violence and safety, and Sydney's claim to global queer status. Questions the gay community's social and political achievements. Includes endnotes, notes on contributors, and index. Foreword by Julie McCrossin. Johnston is a writer and social commentator who is an openly gay member of Sydney City Council and co-founder of the Gay Rights Lobby. Van Reyk is a freelance journalist and gay activist who writes on gay politics, HIV/AIDS and gay community issues.

Queer City

London Club Culture 1918-1967

Author: Rowena Hillel,Matt Houlbrook,Victoria Iglikowski,Rachael Lennon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911384342

Category: Gay clubs

Page: 36

View: 5319

For much of the twentieth century being openly gay would frequently lead to prosecution and imprisonment; this guidebook seeks to tell the important story of some of the clandestine LGBTQ+ spaces that were raided and closed by police in London during this time. Photographs, court reports, police papers and witness statements on five different clubs of the era were selected from The National Archives' extensive collection to tell the story of these places and the people that inhabited them. The documents reveal great detail and insights into club culture and the everyday prejudices facing the homosexual community at the time.This guidebook is part of the National Trust's and The National Archive's programmes to explore and celebrate themes of gender and sexuality in 2017 as part of the nation's commemoration to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Pleasure Zones

Bodies, Cities, Spaces

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628972

Category: Psychology

Page: 151

View: 3831

Provides a new interpretation of space and sexuality, with topics ranging from pregnant embodiment to the performance of sexual identities in video diaries, from lesbian geographies to mapping the erotics of the city.

In Near Ruins

Cultural Theory at the End of the Century

Author: Nicholas B. Dirks

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816631230

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 6959

If culture is suspect, what of cultural theory? At a moment when culture's traditional caretakers -- humanism, philosophy, anthropology, and the nation-state -- are undergoing crisis and mutation, this volume charts the tensions and contradictions in the development and deployment of the concept of culture. A genuinely interdisciplinary venture, In Near Ruins brings together respected writers from the fields of history, anthropology, literary criticism, and communications. Together their essays present an intriguing picture of "culture" at the edges of humanism, of the politics of critical inquiry amid current social transformations, of the status and practice of historical knowledge in an age of theory. Skeptical of the concept of culture but fascinated with cultural forms, the authors take up diverse topics, from debates over sexuality in the contemporary United States to relations between empire, capitalism, and gender in nineteenth-century Britain; from poverty in U.S. inner cities to violence in war-torn Sri Lanka; from the operation of nostalgia on cultural practices in Japan to anthropological forms of state power in Indonesia and the writing of history in India. Linked by a common urge to think through the aesthetics and politics of particular social relations amid a variety of globalizing forces -- revolution, colonialism, nationalism, and the disciplinary institutions of the academy itself -- these writers contribute to the ongoing work of remapping the terrain of cultural analysis and reevaluating the stakes in such a daunting effort.

Montreal’S Gay Village

The Story of a Unique Urban Neighborhood Through the Sociological Lens

Author: Donald W. Hinrichs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462068388

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 6256

The Gay Village in Montreal is a vibrant and unique neighborhood born in the 1980s. It serves as the locus of much of the social life of LGBTQ persons, and is the site of many celebrations including annual pride activities such as the Divers/Cit arts and music festival, Community Day, and the Pride parade. As a result, it has become a popular draw for tourists from around the world. Montreals Gay Village explores the neighborhood from a variety of vantage points and attempts to answer many salient questions about its origins, name, residents, and more: When and why did the Village emerge as a gay neighborhood? Where did it get its name? Who are the residents of the Village? Is the Village primarily a space for gay men, or is it open to a diverse group of people? Is it truly a village, or is it a ghettoand what are the differences? Is it a safe neighborhood to live in and visit? How do LGBTQ persons, tourists, the media, the city, and the tourist industry view the Village? Does the Village have a future as a viable gay neighborhood? This scholarly profile explores the answer to these and many other questions regarding this unique, internationally known community.

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures

Europe since 1945

Author: Jennifer V. Evans,Matt Cook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144114840X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2782

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The book considers the degree to which the iconic events of 1945, 1968 and 1989 influenced the social and sexual climate of the ensuing decades, raising questions about the form and structure of the 1960s sexual revolution, and forcing us to think about how we define sexual liberalization - and where, how and on whose terms it occurs. An international team of authors explores the role of America in shaping particular forms of subculture; the significance of changes in legal codes; differing modes of queer consumption and displays of community; the difficult fit of queer (as opposed to gay and lesbian) politics in liberal democracies; the importance of mobility and immigration in modulating queer urban life; the challenge of AIDS; and the arrival of the internet. By exploring the queer histories of cities from Istanbul to Helsinki and Moscow to Madrid, Queer Cities, Queer Cultures makes a significant contribution to our understanding of urban history, European history and the history of gender and sexuality.

Urban Theory

A Critical Assessment

Author: John Rennie Short

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113738266X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4620

This wide-ranging and state-of-the-art new edition reviews the classic contributions to understanding modern and post-modern cities, and is comprehensively updated to take account of the issues and concepts at stake in 21st century urban theory.

Das Europa der Könige

Macht und Spiel an den Höfen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Leonhard Horowski

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644043418

Category: History

Page: 1120

View: 3043

Als Europas Herrscher eine große Familie waren – das schwungvoll erzählte Panorama einer Zeit, die sich uns faszinierend fremd und doch seltsam vertraut darstellt. Ein eigenartiger Kontinent ist das Europa der Könige: Hier kann ein König von England, der kein Englisch spricht, auf die Idee kommen, die Pläne eines kein Spanisch sprechenden Königs von Spanien zu durchkreuzen, indem er dem kein Polnisch sprechenden König von Polen anbietet, König von Sizilien zu werden. Hier residiert die Macht in überfüllten Schlössern, deren Höflingsbewohner sich den ganzen Winter über um das Recht streiten, in Gegenwart der Königin auf einem Hocker sitzen zu dürfen, bevor sie im Sommer losziehen, um an der Spitze knallbunt uniformierter Truppen direkt in das Musketenfeuer der Kriegsgegner hineinzumarschieren. Hier lebt eine Gesellschaft, in der ein Edelmann, der erst mit dreiundzwanzig Jahren feststellt, keinen Vornamen zu haben, weniger auffällt als einer, der seine Frau mit ihrem Vornamen anredet. Hier schart sich der höfische Adel um Herrscher, die in einem dichten Netz aus diplomatischen Beziehungen, Intrigen und Verschwörungen gefangen sind: Nationalität und Ideologie sind ihnen nichts, die eigene Dynastie dagegen alles. Leonhard Horowski führt uns kenntnisreich und unterhaltsam durch untergegangene Welten, deren Bewohner er auf die Schlachtfelder des Krieges wie auf die der Heiratspolitik begleitet; er folgt Edelleuten und Prinzessinnen durch labyrinthische Palastkorridore und sieht zu, wie mit Duellen und Zeremonien Politik gemacht wurde. Er zeichnet ein schillerndes Porträt des Adels in jener Epoche, als er noch keine natürlichen Feinde kannte – im Europa der Könige, das an sich und seinem dynastischen Denken schließlich gescheitert ist.

Windy City Queer

LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast

Author: Kathie Bergquist

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299284034

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 8901

The contributions of the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago to LGBTQ literature have been invaluable yet largely uncelebrated over the last century. This anthology charts a map of queer Chicago and showcases its thriving urban arts community, which boasts a unique history, legacy, and sensibility deeply rooted in the urban Midwest. Here is a first-rate collection of queer voices from Chicago's literary landscape. Celebrated writers Edmund White, Achy Obejas, Sharon Bridgforth, Brian Bouldrey, E. Patrick Johnson, Carol Anshaw, David Trinidad, and Mark Zubro are joined by emerging voices from the queer literary scene. These pieces span all literary genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and essays, and portray a full gamut of gay Chicago lives from the everyday to the quirky, from public spectacles to quiet intimacies, from family life to nightlife, from dating to marriage, from loving to mourning. The writing that comprises this volume, which seeks to claim a queer space on the literary continuum, is surprising, smart, hilarious, and heart wrenching. "I grew up in and I'm married to Los Angeles, I had a ten year long hot affair with my adopted home NYC, but I have to admit I really left my diasporic midwestern gay heart in Chicago! Windy City Queer is a wonderful deepening of our national imagination about one of our greatest cities and regions."—Tim Miller, author of Body Blows and 1001 Beds

City of Thieves


Author: Natalie C. Anderson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432810

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2550

Aktuell, gesellschaftskritisch und zugleich hochspannend Tina war 5, als sie mit ihrer Mutter aus ihrer Heimat, dem Kongo, fliehen musste und Zuflucht in Sangui City, Kenia, fand. Als ihre Mutter ermordet im Haus ihres Arbeitgebers aufgefunden wird, hat Tina nur ein Ziel: Rache zu nehmen für den Mord an ihrer Mutter. Die nächsten Jahre versucht sie auf der Straße zu überleben, unter dem Schutz der Goondas, der führenden Gang in Sangui City, die Tina zur Meisterdiebin ausbilden. Als endlich der Moment der Rache gekommen ist, muss Tina, inzwischen 16, feststellen, dass die Wahrheit viel komplizierter und brutaler ist, als sie geahnt hatte. Die Aufklärung des Mordes führt Tina zurück in den Kongo, wo sie erfahren muss, dass ihre Mutter ihr vieles aus der Vergangenheit verschwiegen hat. Und das bringt sie und die ihr Nahestehenden in große Gefahr…


die Biographie

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783813502909


Page: 797

View: 3475


The Politics of Envy

Statism As Theology

Author: Doug Bandow

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838382

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 6156

But the work emphasizes not simply federal government initiatives to curb freedom of choice, but how this extends to sociological and ideological trends in which extremists pit the values of liberty and virtue against each other

Queer Constellations

Subcultural Space In The Wake Of The City

Author: Dianne Chisholm

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452906963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 2158

"Queer Constellations investigates the dreams and catastrophes of recent urban history viewed through new queer narratives of inner-city life. The "gay village," "gay mecca," ""gai Paris," the "lesbian flaneur," the "lesbian boheme"--these and other urban phantasmagoria feature paradoxically in this volume as figures of revolutionary utopia and commodity spectacle, as fossilized archetypes of social transformation and ruins of haunting cultural potential. Dianne Chisholm introduces readers to new practices of walking, seeing, citing, and remembering the city in works by Neil Bartlett, Samuel Delany, Robert Gluck, Alan Hollinghurst, Gary Indiana, Eileen Myles, Sarah Schulman, Edmund White, and David Wojnarowicz. Reading these authors with reference to the history, sociology, geography, and philosophy of space, particularly to the everyday avant-garde production and practice of urban space, Chisholm reveals how--and how effectively--queer narrative documentary resembles and reassembles Walter Benjamin's constellations of Paris, "capital of the nineteenth century." Considering experimental queer writing in critical conjunction with Benjamin's city writing, the book shows how a queer perspective on inner-city reality exposes contradictions otherwise obscured by mythic narratives of progress. If Benjamin regards the Paris arcade as a microcosm of high capitalism, wherein the (un)making of industrial society is perceived retrospectively, in contemporary queer narrative we see the sexually charged and commodity-entranced space of the gay bathhouse as a microcosm of late capitalism and as an exemplary site for excavating the contradictions of mass sex. In Chisholm's book we discover how,looking back on the ruins of queer mecca, queer authors return to Benjamin to advance his "dialectics of seeing"; how they cruise the paradoxes of market capital, blasting a queer era out of the homogeneous course of history.

A Queer World

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

Author: City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814718752

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 705

View: 5281

Despite the widely accepted view that formal treatment and twelve-step groups are essential for overcoming dependencies on alcohol and drugs, each year large numbers of former addicts quietly recover on their own, without any formal treatment or participation in self-help groups at all. Coming Clean explores the untold stories of untreated addicts who have recovered from a lifestyle of excessive and compulsive substance use without professional assistance. Based on 46 in-depth interviews with formerly addicted individuals, this controversial volume examines their reasons for avoiding treatment, the strategies they employed to break away from their dependencies, the circumstances that facilitated untreated recovery, and the implications of recovery without treatment for treatment professionals as well as for prevention and drug policy. Because of the pervasive belief that addiction is a disease requiring formal intervention, few training programs for physicians, social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals explore the phenomenon of natural recovery from addiction. Coming Clean offers insights for treatment professionals of how recovery without treatment can work and how candidates for this approach can be identified. A detailed appendix outlines specific strategies which will be of interest to addicted individuals themselves who wish to attempt the process of recovery without treatment.

Queer Visibilities

Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

Author: Andrew Tucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444399772

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9493

Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town. Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town—white, coloured, and black Africans Discusses how HIV remains a key issue for queer men in South Africa Utilizes new research data—the first comprehensive cross-community study of queer identities in South Africa