This dissertation is a rhetorical examination of discourses representing a global turn in gay identity politics.
Author: Kenneth Paul Lythgoe
This dissertation is a rhetorical examination of discourses representing a global turn in gay identity politics. This turn encompasses proliferating (human) rights-based calls for LGBT protection/inclusion that have emerged from Western publics and institutions alongside less formalized avowals of transnational social and political fellowship organized around LGBTQ identities. This analysis draws upon extradisciplinary scholarship--particularly the Gay International and homonationalism--that critiques global gay identity (politics) for their imperialist and nationalist complicities. It also intervenes in that scholarship, arguing that these theories unduly subordinate the textual and contextual contours of global gay identity politics' situated production to the ideological and structural violences that undergird them. I argue instead for an approach grounded in transnational rhetorical theory, which conceptualizes the ideological, textual, and contextual facets of global politics' situated manifestations as being substantively co-constitutive. Each chapter of the dissertation deploys this analytic, examining the contours of gay identity politics' avowal at different transnational junctures. Chapter one examines athletes' and activists' LGBT-affirmative rhetoric surrounding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, highlighting how the consonant political visions of gay identity politics and Olympism cultivated a false kairos that positioned the games as propitious for protesting the Russia's criminalization of "homosexual propaganda." Chapter two analyzes press accounts of gay tourism gone awry in the Caribbean, arguing that the Caribbean's regionalization in the Western imagination denies it sufficient foreignness or sovereignty to be deemed an object of properly global gay identity politics. Finally, chapter three analyzes controversy surrounding the Israeli military's staging and circulation of a photograph depicting two ostensibly gay soldiers, contending that although the photo represents a clear example of "pinkwashing," its rhetorical agency subsumed pinkwashing under unrelated deliberations regarding the photograph's affective authenticity. This dissertation, then, contributes to the field of transnational rhetorical studies while expanding those studies in topic and scope. Topically, it offers a sustained engagement with global gay identity politics to supplement existing analyses of human rights, global feminism, and global development rhetoric. Definitionally, it demonstrates how scholars can undertake analyses of discourses that are aspirationally global but non-programmatic alongside formal, institutionalized rights-based claims.
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Author: Henry S. Panian
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Air Force personnel Beth Shapur and Jeff Burkiss are chased by two fellow officers with intent on killing them. They escape by accidentally breaking into ZOAR II, a secret biosphere constructed to house the president of the United States and staff if a nuclear war were to occur, then in the 1960s. Unable to find an exit, they are trapped there for ten years, thus subject to the indictment of being absent without cause during the Vietnam War, an act punishable by death. How they survive this isolation from society, their fundamental differences on issues, and bearing a child they name Hope is the essence of this adventure. Finally, Beth and Jeff miraculously find the way out of ZOAR II. To avoid prosecution for the AWOL not of their making, they assume new identities. Seeking a second refuge, they settle in Seaside, California.
Port in a Storm was originally part of The Gifts of the child Christ: and Other Tales, published in 1882.
Author: George MacDonald
George MacDonald (10 December 1824 - 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence." Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling." Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald. Christian author Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) wrote in Christian Disciplines, vol. 1, (pub. 1934) that "it is a striking indication of the trend and shallowness of the modern reading public that George MacDonald's books have been so neglected." In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics including several that defended his view of Christian Universalism. George MacDonald's best-known works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, all fantasy novels, and fairy tales such as "The Light Princess," "The Golden Key," and "The Wise Woman." "I write, not for children," he wrote, "but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five." MacDonald also published some volumes of sermons, the pulpit not having proved an unreservedly successful venue. MacDonald also served as a mentor to Lewis Carroll (the pen-name of Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson); it was MacDonald's advice, and the enthusiastic reception of Alice by MacDonald's many sons and daughters, that convinced Carroll to submit Alice for publication. Carroll, one of the finest Victorian photographers, also created photographic portraits of several of the MacDonald children. MacDonald was also friends with John Ruskin and served as a go-between in Ruskin's long courtship with Rose La Touche. MacDonald was acquainted with most of the literary luminaries of the day; a surviving group photograph shows him with Tennyson, Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Trollope, Ruskin, Lewes, and Thackeray. While in America he was a friend of Longfellow and Walt Whitman.