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Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, by Michael DeAngelis

By Michael DeAngelis

Why and the way does the charm of sure male Hollywood stars move over from immediately to homosexual audiences? Do stars lose their cachet with instantly audiences after they move over? In homosexual Fandom and Crossover Stardom Michael DeAngelis responds to those questions with a provocative research of 3 recognized actors—James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. within the procedure, he lines a fifty-year historical past of viewers reception that strikes homosexual male fandom some distance past the world of “camp” to areas the place culturally unauthorized fantasies are nurtured, built, and shared.DeAngelis examines numerous cultural files, together with studio exposure and promotional campaigns, megastar biographies, scandal magazines, and movie reports, in addition to homosexual political and fan literature that levels from the closeted pages of 1 and Mattachine assessment within the Nineteen Fifties to the very “out” dish columns, listserv postings, and online famous person delusion narratives of the earlier decade. on the center of this shut old research are remedies of specific movie narratives, together with East of Eden, insurgent with no reason, the line Warrior, deadly Weapon, my very own inner most Idaho, and velocity. utilizing theories of delusion and melodrama, homosexual Fandom and Crossover Stardom demonstrates how studios, brokers, or even stars themselves frequently actively facilitate an audience’s strategic blurring of the already tenuous contrast among the heterosexual mainstream and the homosexual margins of yankee well known culture.In addition to lovers of James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves, these drawn to movie historical past, cultural experiences, pop culture, queer conception, gender reports, sociology, psychoanalytic conception, melodrama, myth, and fandom will get pleasure from this booklet.

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The Famous 41: Sexuality and Social Control in Mexico, c. by Robert McKee Irwin

By Robert McKee Irwin

On November 17, 1901, Mexico urban police raided a personal occasion and arrested forty-one males, half whom have been dressed as girls. Clandestine transvestite balls weren't unparalleled at present, and a raid wouldn't more often than not achieve nationwide awareness. in spite of the fact that, Mexican cultural tendencies in literature, artwork, the sciences, and in journalism have been inciting an environment of sexual interest that used to be looking for the precise flip of occasions to ignite a discursive explosion and concentration curiosity on what was once now not a brand new phenomenon, yet what was once approximately to develop into a brand new idea: homosexuality. The editors deal with the "nefarious" ball as a cultural occasion in itself and feature assembled images, together with the recognized engravings via Posada, and feature translated a part of an old novel in regards to the occasion. whilst, they discover the underworld in Mexico urban with essays on criminal stipulations, criminology, psychological wellbeing and fitness discourse, and dealing classification masculinities to create a unprecedented and accomplished slice of Mexican historical past on the flip of the century.

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Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History : From by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon

By Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon

Who is Who in modern homosexual and Lesbian heritage: From international battle II to the current Day offers a complete glossy biographical survey of homosexuality within the Western global. between these integrated are:* arguable political activists - Peter Tatchell; man Hocquenghem; Harvey Milk* Pop icons - David Bowie; okay d lang; Boy George* Groundbreaking artists, writers and filmmakers - Pier Paolo Pasolini; Derek Jarman; David Hockney* Intellectuals who've formed and altered the fashionable figuring out of sexuality - Michel Foucault; Simone de Beauvoir; Alfred Kinsey* Over 500 entries - transparent, informative and relaxing to learn - building up a perfectly thorough evaluation of homosexual and lesbian existence in our time.

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Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South (Caravan Book) by E. Patrick Johnson

By E. Patrick Johnson

Giving voice to a inhabitants hardly stated in writings in regards to the South, candy Tea collects lifestyles tales from black homosexual males who have been born, raised, and proceed to stay within the southern usa. E. Patrick Johnson demanding situations stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive," suggesting that those males draw upon the functionality of "southernness"—politeness, coded speech, and religiosity, for example—to valid themselves as individuals of either southern and black cultures. whilst, Johnson argues, they install those self same codes to set up and construct friendship networks and to discover sexual companions and lifestyles partners.Traveling to each southern kingdom, Johnson performed interviews with greater than seventy black homosexual males among the a while of nineteen and ninety three. The voices amassed the following dispute the concept homosexual subcultures flourish essentially in northern, secular, city components. as well as filling a spot within the sexual background of the South, candy Tea deals a window into the ways in which black homosexual males negotiate their sexual and racial identities with their southern cultural and non secular identities. The narratives additionally exhibit how they construct and preserve group in lots of areas and actions, a few of that may seem to be antigay. finally, candy Tea validates the lives of those black homosexual males and reinforces the function of storytelling in either African American and southern cultures.

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The Changing World of Gay Men by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

This ground-breaking e-book explores the reviews of homosexual males and their figuring out of what it meant to be homosexual in the 20th Century: from while homosexuality used to be unlawful throughout the much less repressed yet no simpler eras of homosexual liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic. 

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A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias by Angela Jones

By Angela Jones

This anthology is a symposium on queer house and queer utopias. in the course of the presentation of empirical paintings through modern queer theorists this booklet goals to create a serious discussion in regards to the emergence of queer areas and the ways that they target to additional queer futurity.

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Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden

By Melissa Brayden

If you don’t wander off, there’s an opportunity you'll by no means be found.

Jenna McGovern has spent her entire existence education for the degree. She’s taken dance periods, voice classes, or even earned her functionality measure from essentially the most prestigious musical theater courses within the state. At commencement, she’s shocked whilst an opportunity audition lands her a primary assisting function within the most well liked Broadway traveling construction within the kingdom. in additional fascinating information, Jenna discovers acclaimed tv superstar Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the creation.

Jenna settles simply in to lifestyles on journey and has a promising profession specified by entrance of her, if basically she performs her playing cards correct. She’s waited for this chance her whole lifestyles and may allow not anything stand in her manner. the only factor she didn’t organize for, despite the fact that, used to be Adrienne. Her new costar is proficient, attractive, beneficiant, and the maximum specialist. because the ladies develop nearer onstage and stale, they have to how you can healthy one another right into a tough way of life packed with unforeseen twists and hard judgements. yet is Jenna able to sacrifice what she’s labored so challenging for in alternate for a shot at whatever a lot deeper?

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Navigating Differences Friendships Between Gay and Straight by Jammie Price, John De Cecco

By Jammie Price, John De Cecco

Navigating modifications: Friendships among homosexual and directly males is a specific cross-sexual research that indicates you the way today’s homosexual and instantly males construct, preserve, and foster actual friendships. during this activist, participatory examine, you’ll get a day-in-the-life examine forty four pairs of cross-sexual men’s friendships and spot what is helping them negotiate the terrain in their emotional, sexual, mental, and social modifications in today’s weather of frequently publicly defended homophobia and heterosexism.

Navigating transformations succeeds in bringing the genuine photo of cross-sexual men’s relationships to you, despite your own orientation or political association. You’ll locate information--straight from the lives of the study’s participants--that indicates you the way diversified sexual orientations effect the way in which males spend time jointly, retain friendships, deal with sexual struggles, and open reliable conversation channels. most significantly, you’ll get targeted evidence and suggestions pertaining to:

  • hegemonic masculinity
  • embracing, suffering from, and ignoring adjustments
  • team demographic features
  • embeddedness and emotional communique
  • outness
  • in-groups, out-groups, and reference groups

    Hearsay and prejudice could declare to grasp what homosexual and immediately males reflect on one another, yet Navigating variations replaces rumors with examine and exhibits you what relatively retains homosexual and instantly males in lasting friendships in all arenas of lifestyles. You’ll research firsthand what it takes to beat variations and what it skill to show distinction into significant relationships.

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