In A Queer Time And Place

Author : Judith Halberstam
ISBN : 0814735851
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What is the price of a limb? A child? Ethnicity? Love? In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Rethinking Commodification presents an interdisciplinary collection of writings, including legal theory, case law, and original essays to reexamine the traditional legal question: ?To commodify or not to commodify?” In this pathbreaking course reader, Martha M. Ertman and Joan C. Williams present the legal cases and theories that laid the groundwork for traditional critiques of commodification, which tend to view the process as dehumanizing because it reduces all human interactions to economic transactions. This “canonical” section is followed by a selection of original essays that present alternative views of commodification based on the concept that commodification can have diverse meanings in a variety of social contexts. When viewed in this way, the commodification debate moves beyond whether or not commodification is good or bad, and is assessed instead on the quality of the social relationships and wider context that is involved in the transaction. Rethinking Commodification contains an excellent array of contemporary issues, including intellectual property, reparations for slavery, organ transplants, and sex work; and an equally stellar array of contributors, including Richard Posner, Margaret Jane Radin, Regina Austin, and many others.
Category: Literary Criticism

When We Were Gender Geschlechter Erinnern Und Vergessen

Author : Jacob Guggenheimer
ISBN : 9783839423974
Genre : Social Science
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Wie sich jener Menschen erinnern, die in einer hegemonialen Kultur unerwähnt bleiben? Das Verhältnis von Politik, Geschlecht und Gedächtnis ist eines der großen Problemstellungen der Gender Studies. Wie sehen die vergeschlechtlichten Kodierungen, Metaphern und Allegorien des Gedächtnisses aus? Welche Bedeutung kommt dabei der Materialität der Körper zu? Wie greifen performative Prozesse in Empfindungen ein? In den Beiträgen dieses Bandes treffen Ansätze queer-feministischer Geschichtsschreibungen und biographische Erzählungen auf programmatische Untersuchungen der Verstrickungen von Geschlecht, Erinnerung und Geschichte.
Category: Social Science

The Culture Of Obesity In Early And Late Modernity

Author : E. Levy-Navarro
ISBN : 9780230610439
Genre : Social Science
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This book offers the first sustained examination of fatness in the early modern period. Using readings of such major figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this book considers alternative ways that fat was constructed before the introduction of the modern pathologized category of 'obesity'.
Category: Social Science

Hotel Glamour

Author : Katrin Vogel
ISBN : 9783593399638
Genre : Social Science
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Trans, Prostituierte, Migrantinnen ohne geregelten Aufenthaltsstatus - das Leben venezolanischer Transformistas in Europa verläuft in einer körperlichen, legalen und räumlichen Grauzone. Transformistas verstehen sich als männlich Geborene, die ihre Körper zu hyperfemininer Schönheit formen, weil sie Männer begehren. Ihren Traum von Europa, vom großen Geld und Hedonismus verwirklichen sie, indem sie die Nachfrage nach Transprostituierten auf dem europäischen Sexmarkt bedienen. Im "Hotel Glamour" in Barcelona hat Katrin Vogel den Alltag der Transformistas jenseits des Straßenstrichs geteilt. Entstanden ist die Ethnografie einer Lebenswelt, die sich zwischen dem prekären "Hier und Jetzt" in Europa und dem Wunsch nach einem Eigenheim an der Karibikküste Venezuelas aufspannt.
Category: Social Science

Soundings In Cultural Criticism

Author : Francisco Lozada
ISBN : 9781451426311
Genre : Religion
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A number of disciplines aligned under "cultural criticism" have changed the shape of contemporary biblical studies not only by offering new methods but by questioning old goals and proposing new ones. Soundings in Cultural Criticism offers a collection of succinct essays in these fields by some of the foremost scholars in New Testament studies. Questions of historical reconstruction, textual interpretation, and present cultural deployment are addressed in an ideal second textbook for New Testament courses.
Category: Religion

Transforming Citizenships

Author : Isaac West
ISBN : 9781479832149
Genre : Law
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Transforming Citizenships engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law. Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for using a public bathroom in Los Angeles in 1954 to contemporary lobbying efforts of national transgender advocacy organizations, West advances a rethinking of law as capacious rhetorics of citizenship, justice, equality, and freedom. When approached from this perspective, citizenship can be recuperated from its status as the bad object of queer politics to better understand how legal discourses open up sites for identification across identity categories and enable political activities that escape the analytics of heteronormativity and homonationalism.
Category: Law

Rethinking Research And Professional Practices In Terms Of Relationality Subjectivity And Power

Author : Kerry H. Robinson
ISBN : 9781608053391
Genre : Psychology
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Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.
Category: Psychology

Not Gay

Author : Jane Ward
ISBN : 9781479898978
Genre : Social Science
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A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there’s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other’s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members’ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can—and do—have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward’s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality—not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era. Instructor's Guide
Category: Social Science

Gospel Jesuses And Other Nonhumans

Author : Stephen D. Moore
ISBN : 9780884142515
Genre : Religion
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Essential reading for biblical studies students and scholars interested in cutting-edge critical theory The current global ecological crisis has prompted a turn to the nonhuman in critical theory. This book breaks new ground in biblical studies as the first to bring nonhuman theory to bear on the gospels and Acts. Nonhuman theory, a confluence of several of the main theoretical streams that have issued forth since the heyday of high poststructuralism, includes affect theory, posthuman animality studies, critical plant studies, object-oriented new materialisms, and assemblage theory. Nonhuman theory dismantles and reassembles the Western concept of “the human” that coalesced during the Enlightenment and testifies to other conceptions of the human and of the nonhuman, not least those found in the canonical gospels and Acts. Stephen D. Moore’s exegetical explorations and defamiliarizations of these overly familiar texts and excavations of their incessantly erased strangeness are the central feature of this provocative book. Features New paths in biblical ecotheology and ecocriticism A significant contribution to the analysis of emotions in biblical texts Class resource for courses in methods for biblical studies, the gospels, and the Bible and ecology
Category: Religion

Strange Affinities

Author : Grace Kyungwon Hong
ISBN : 9780822349853
Genre : Social Science
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Collection of essays that use queer studies and feminism as a lens for examining the relationships between racialized communities.
Category: Social Science