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 Reinterpreting Sex, Sin, and Desire

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter interrogates the assumption of natural maleness and femaleness found in feminist theological writings on the imago dei and so-called women's sin. A sex binarism is problematic because of ... More


Special Treatment for Lovers: Marriage, Care, and Amatonormativity

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 4 takes up the question of whether marriage is valuable because it promotes caring relationships. At a distance from care ethics, I argue that care is motivationally and epistemologically ... More


Heterosexual Recuperation

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although previous chapters document an absence of homophobia, this does not mean that there heterosexuality and homosexuality are equally privileged. Accordingly, this chapter focuses on processes of ... More


Gay-Friendly High Schools

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the implications of the findings from The Declining Significance of Homophobia. Highlighting the originality and importance of these findings, this chapter links the findings ... More


Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Emma Liggins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Women outside marriage between 1850 and the Second World War were seen as abnormal, threatening, superfluous and incomplete, whilst also being hailed as ‘women of the future’. Before 1850 odd women ... More


Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for ... More


Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

Mimi Schippers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479801596
eISBN:
9781479895342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801596.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book brings together empirical work on polyamory on the one hand and feminist, queer, and critical race theory on the other fill a theoretical gap in understanding the role of monogamy in ... More


Regulatory Spaces

Denise Tse-Shang Tang

in Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083015
eISBN:
9789882209855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Certain spaces are often identified as of a predominantly regulatory and surveillance nature. Named commonly among informants, these everyday spaces include religious institutions, schools, and ... More


Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World

Katherine McFarland Bruce

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479803613
eISBN:
9781479817788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803613.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Pride Parades tells the story of Pride in two parts. In Part I, the author explores how gays and lesbians established the event in the early 1970s as a parade to affirm gay identities. Situating this ... More


Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Jennifer Tyburczy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Sex Museums is the first book to comprehensively explore what happens when museums display sex. It demonstrates how museum debates about what sex is and how to manage it have been integral to ... More


A Cultural History of Same-Sex Desire in China

Tiantian Zheng

in Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

By elucidating the historic continuities of diverse, malleable, ambiguous, and fluid sexual imaginations in China, chapter 1 critiques the postsocialist construction of heteronormativity and the ... More


Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Isaac West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book 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, the book takes up ... More


Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Sarah Projansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As an omnipresent figure of the media landscape, girls are spectacles. They are ubiquitous visual objects on display at which we are incessantly invited to look. Investigating our cultural obsession ... More


Lesbianism among Indonesian Women Migrants in Hong Kong1

Amy Sim

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with lesbianism among Indonesian migrant women in Hong Kong. It explores the nexus of sexuality shaped through practices and ideologies embedded in nationalistic and patriarchal ... More


(Un)Familiar Femininities: Studies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

Aneeta Rajendran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199454914
eISBN:
9780199085385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The female homosexual in South Asia is not always a visible lesbian person. She is often a figuration of an act that challenges hegemonic ideas of gender and female subjectivity. This lesbian ... More


Spatialising the Subject of Feminism

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615698
eISBN:
9780748671243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter is a close reading of Foucault's and Butler's theories of sexuality and gender, drawing out the spatialities that lie latent within them to argue that a feminism informed by these ... More


When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How have discourses of sexuality shaped depictions of native identity, and how have ideas about kinship been central to these ongoing struggles over the character and contours of native peoplehood? ... More


Sex or “Just Dancing”

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Sorry I Don't Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199845279
eISBN:
9780199369614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845279.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity

Based on interviews, this chapter foregrounds sexuality as it examines the meanings attached to men’s bodies, to bodily movement, and to dance. While girls often dance together homophobia makes it ... More


Uncle Go’s Liberal Conservatism

Peter A. Jackson

in First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888083268
eISBN:
9789888313907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details the contrasting mix of liberalism and conservatism reflected in Uncle Go’s replies to his gay and lesbian correspondents. Uncle Go’s idiosyncratic theory of homosexuality, in ... More


Family Prohibitions and Sexual Autonomy in Lesbian Letters to Uncle Go

Peter A. Jackson

in First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888083268
eISBN:
9789888313907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details the importance of family attitudes to the success, or failure, of lesbian relationships in Thailand, and specifically the extent to which parents may intervene to break up a ... More


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