Sex Museums

The Politics and Performance of Display

Author: Jennifer Tyburczy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022631538X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Winner of the 29th annual Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies All museums are sex museums. In Sex Museums, Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed—and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality. Most museum exhibits, she argues, assume that white, patriarchal heterosexuality and traditional structures of intimacy, gender, and race represent national sexual culture for their visitors. Sex Museums illuminates the history of such heteronormativity at most museums and proposes alternative approaches for the future of public display projects, while also offering the reader curatorial tactics—what she calls queer curatorship—for exhibiting diverse sexualities in the twenty-first century. Tyburczy shows museums to be sites of culture-war theatrics, where dramatic civic struggles over how sex relates to public space, genealogies of taste and beauty, and performances of sexual identity are staged. Delving into the history of erotic artifacts, she analyzes how museums have historically approached the collection and display of the material culture of sex, which poses complex moral, political, and logistical dilemmas for the Western museum. Sex Museums unpacks the history of the museum and its intersections with the history of sexuality to argue that the Western museum context—from its inception to the present—marks a pivotal site in the construction of modern sexual subjectivity.
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Not Straight from Germany

Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship Since Magnus Hirschfeld

Author: Rainer Herrn

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472130358

Category: Art

Page: 408

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Investigates the role of sex and sexuality in early 20th-century German culture, and how this past continues to shape the present
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Black Movements

Performance and Cultural Politics

Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813588545

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Black Movements analyzes how artists and activists of recent decades reference earlier freedom movements in order to imagine and produce a more expansive and inclusive democracy. The post–Jim Crow, post–apartheid, postcolonial era has ushered in a purportedly color blind society and along with it an assault on race-based forms of knowledge production and coalition formation. Soyica Diggs Colbert argues that in the late twentieth century race went “underground,” and by the twenty-first century race no longer functioned as an explicit marker of second-class citizenship. The subterranean nature of race manifests itself in discussions of the Trayvon Martin shooting that focus on his hoodie, an object of clothing that anyone can choose to wear, rather than focusing on structural racism; in discussions of the epidemic proportions of incarcerated black and brown people that highlight the individual’s poor decision making rather than the criminalization of blackness; in evaluations of black independence struggles in the Caribbean and Africa that allege these movements have accomplished little more than creating a black ruling class that mirrors the politics of its former white counterpart. Black Movements intervenes in these discussions by highlighting the ways in which artists draw from the past to create coherence about blackness in present and future worlds. Through an exploration of the way that black movements create circuits connecting people across space and time, Black Movements offers important interventions into performance, literary, diaspora, and African American studies.
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Die Kunst zu zeigen

Künstlerische Ausstellungsdisplays bei Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley und Manfred Pernice

Author: Fiona McGovern

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383942948X

Category: Art

Page: 430

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Mit seinen schwerpunktmäßigen Analysen der Ausstellungspraxis von Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley und Manfred Pernice leistet dieser Band einen essenziellen Beitrag zur kunsthistorischen Auseinandersetzung mit künstlerischen Ausstellungsdisplays seit den 1960er Jahren. Fiona McGovern berücksichtigt nicht nur parergonale Strukturen wie Einladungskarten, Ausstellungskataloge und Installationshots, ihre jeweilige kunstkritische Rezeption und ihnen immanente Dynamiken, sondern diskutiert auch posthum auftauchende Problematiken im Umgang mit dieser Kunstform, die den klassischen Werkbegriff sprengt.
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Hochgradig unlogisches Verhalten

Author: John Corey Whaley

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446258906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Solomon muss nie aus dem Haus. Er hat zu essen. Er kann von seinem Fenster die Berge sehen, und seine Schulaufgaben macht er online, mit ungekämmten Haaren und im Schlafanzug. Ernsthafte Probleme hat er eigentlich nicht. Und er hat auch keine schwere Krankheit. Er ist bloß ein neurotisches Vorstadtkind, das da draußen Panikattacken erleidet. Als seine ehemalige Mitschülerin Lisa für einen Psychologie-Aufsatz ein Studienobjekt benötigt, drängelt sie sich in sein Leben. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Freund Clark werden sie zu einem eingeschworenen Trio. Solomon lernt, was Freundschaft ist, und stellt fest, die Welt ist voller guter Gründe, sich aus dem Versteck zu wagen.
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Qed: A Journal in Glbtq Worldmaking 5

Author: Charles E. Morris III,Thomas K. Nakayama

Publisher: Qed: A Journal in Glbtq Worldm

ISBN: 9781684300754

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Essays Hana Masri, "Queer Border Objects and the Sucio Material Politics of Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" Joshua Trey Barnett and Brandon S. Killen, "Catching Sight: Queer Worldmaking in a Glance" Tison Pugh, "Interracial Homosexuality and the White Southern Phallus in Kevin Sessums's Mississippi Sissy" Forum: Calling Spacey Out? Claire Sisco King, "Introduction" Joshua N. Morrison, "Anticipating the Mobilization of Queerness in the Rehabilitation of Kevin Spacey" Justin J. Rudnick, "Kevin Spacey's Coming Out and the Politics of Gay Victimhood" Dylan Rollo, "Display Case: Kevin Spacey's Shattered Closet, Integrity, and Image" Suzanne Marie Enck, "Accountability Amidst the 'Me Too' Reckoning: Kevin Spacey's Homopatriarchal Apologia" Meggie Mapes, "Bad Spacey: Retributive Justice and Queer Erasure" Christopher Purcell, "Hiding Behind Gayness: On Spacey and What It Means for Gay/Bisexual Youth" Shinsuke Eguchi, "Layers of Homonormativity in Kevin Spacey's Coming-Out Scandal" Ian Barnard, "Queer: Good Gay, Bad Gay, Black Gay, White Gay?" Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr., "Beyond Kevin Spacey: More than Scraps on the Cutting Room Floor" Book Reviews Erica R. Meiners, For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State, reviewed by Jenna M. Loyd Sarah Schulman, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, reviewed by Kendall Gerdes Jennifer Tyburczy, Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display, reviewed by Thomas R. Dunn Jaclyn I. Pryor, Time Slips: Queer Temporalities, Contemporary Performance, and the Hole of History, reviewed by Myles W. Mason
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Young Elites 3 - Die Herrschaft der Weißen Wölfin

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732011585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Adelina ist endlich an ihrem Ziel angelangt: Sie sitzt auf dem Thron von Kenettra. Ihre Herrschaft als Weiße Wölfin ist grausam. Erbarmungslos rächt sie sich an ihren Widersachern. Als jedoch eine Gefahr auftaucht, die das Leben aller Begabten bedroht, ist Adelina gezwungen, mit ihren Feinden zusammenzuarbeiten. Mit der verhassten Gemeinschaft der Dolche macht sie sich auf eine riskante Reise, um sich selbst, ihre Schwester und ihr Königreich zu retten. Doch die widerwillig geschlossene Allianz und Adelinas stetig zunehmende innere Dunkelheit scheinen die Mission zum Scheitern zu bringen ... Im letzten Band ihrer historischen Fantasy-Trilogie führt Spiegel-BestsellerautorinMarie Lu gekonnt alle Fäden zusammen und spinnt ein Finale, das durch Action und Spannung, aber auch romantische und feinfühlige Momente überzeugt. Eine Geschichte, die berührt und zeigt, dass es nie zu spät ist, sich für das Richtige zu entscheiden.
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Konsequenzen der Moderne

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518288955

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 224

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Feministische Wissenschaftstheorie

zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und sozialem Geschlecht

Author: Sandra G. Harding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886193844

Category: Feminism

Page: 299

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Bluets

Author: Maggie Nelson

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446261575

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Maggie Nelson kennt alle Schattierungen und Geheimnisse der Farbe Blau – stolz hütet sie ihre Sammlung blauer Objekte –, und sie kennt alle Künstler, die dem Blau verfallen waren: ob Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday oder Yves Klein. Aber zugleich nutzt sie die Farbe, um sich selbst zu erkunden. Denn hinter all dem Nachsinnen über Blau verbirgt sich die Geschichte einer tragischen Liebe. Er, der Prinz des Blauen, hat sie verlassen. Also gibt sie sich mit ganzer Kraft dem hin, was von ihm übrig ist: dem Blau. Kaum jemand hat seinen Schmerz auf so poetische, inspirierende Weise seziert, wie Maggie Nelson es hier tut – eine lyrische, philosophische und sehr persönliche Erkundung der eigenen Leidensfähigkeit.
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Golden Boy

Roman

Author: Aravind Adiga

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406698042

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Aravind Adigas dritter Roman erzählt von zwei jungen Brüdern auf der Suche nach sich selbst, vom Sport als Aufstiegschance und gnadenlosem Wettbewerb, von jungen Talenten und alten Talentsuchern, von Liebe und Ausbeutung, von Leidenschaft und Gewalt. Manjunath Kumar ist vierzehn. Er weiß, dass er ein guter Kricketspieler ist, vielleicht sogar so gut wie sein älterer Bruder Radha. Er weiß, warum er seinen dominanten und sportbesessenen Vater fürchtet, seinen brillanten Bruder bewundert und von der Welt amerikanischer Serien sowie interessanter wissenschaftlicher Fakten fasziniert ist. Aber es gibt vieles, das er noch nicht weiß – über sich selbst und die Welt um ihn herum. Als er Radhas großen Rivalen kennenlernt, einen privilegierten Jungen voller Selbstvertrauen, beginnt sich für Manju alles auf den Kopf zu stellen und er muss Entscheidungen treffen, die seine Welt verändern. Suggestiv und sensibel, bissig und schwungvoll – ein neuer, eindrucksvoller Roman des indischen Bestsellerautors und Booker-Prize-Gewinners
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Wolfgang Tillmans

Author: Theodora Vischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775743280

Category:

Page: 296

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In his creative artistic work, Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 in Remscheid) revolutionized the medium of photography in an unprecedented way and opened it up towards other media. Beginning in the early nineties, Tillmans documented the people and situations in his immediate surroundings in scenes from London, New York, or Berlin, creating the portrait of a new generation in a style-defining manner. Since the late nineties he has been creating a greater number of cameraless, abstract images that develop from his direct work with and on photographic paper, some of which acquire a sculptural, object-like character. He has also been developing innovative, anti-hierarchical installations of his photographs in space in exhibition contexts. This catalogue is published on the occasion of an extensive exhibition of Tillmans’s oeuvre at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel and arranges and groups his works in a fresh way.
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DMZ Crossing

Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Author: Suk-Young Kim

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537263

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. Using their physical bodies and emotions as optimal frontiers, these individuals resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identity. Drawing on sources that range from North Korean documentary films, museum exhibitions, and theater productions to protester perspectives and interviews with South Korean officials and activists, this volume recasts the history of Korean division and draws a much more nuanced portrait of the region's Cold War legacies. The book ultimately helps readers conceive of the DMZ as a dynamic summation of personalized experiences rather than as a fixed site of historical significance.
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Performance and Cultural Politics

Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136165959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Performance and Cultural Politics is a groundbreaking collection of essays which explore the historical and cultural territories of performance, written by the foremost scholars in the field. The essays, exploring performance art, theatre, music and dance, range from Oscar Wilde to Eric Clapton; from the Rose Theatre to U.S. Holocaust museums. The topic includes: * Sex Play: Stereotype, Pose and Dildo * Grave Performances: The Cultural Politics of Memory * Genealogies: Critical Performances * Identity Politics: Passing, Carnival and the Law In the concluding section, `Performer's Performance', performance artist Robbie McCauley offers the practitioner's perspective on performance studies. Interdisciplinary, thought-provoking and rich in new ideas, Performance and Cultural Politics is a landmark in the emerging field of performance studies.
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Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526768

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 1884

Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.
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Speaking Rights to Power

Constructing Political Will

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199359261

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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How can "Speaking Rights to Power" construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns and using an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, and from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. Speaking Rights to Power addresses cutting edge debates on human rights and the ethic of care, cosmopolitanism, charismatic leadership, communicative action and political theater, and the role of social media. It draws on constructivist literature from social movement and international relations theory, and analyzes human rights as a form of global social imagination. Combining a normative contribution with judicious critique, this book shows how human rights rhetoric matters-and how to make it matter more.
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