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Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


Coda

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queer fans of Todd Haynes might have been searching for the director's usual politics. His career has hovered between melodramas focused on female protagonists and those centred on men. Despite the ... More


Moral Realism A Naturalistic Perspective *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues for moral realism. What is moral realism? Standard answers in terms of truth and meaning are rejected. These answers are partly motivated by the phenomenon of noncognitivism. ... More


Are Any Moral Beliefs True?

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Moral Skepticisms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187724
eISBN:
9780199786121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187725.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores moral nihilism and error theories, which hold that moral beliefs are truth-apt but never true. Arguments for such views from relativity, evolution, and epistemological, ... More


Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production

Lisa Henderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790571
eISBN:
9780814790595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790571.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book argues that we can't understand contemporary queer cultures without looking through the lens of social class. Resisting old divisions between culture and economy, identity and privilege, ... More


Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America

Peter M. Coviello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717400
eISBN:
9780814717424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717400.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In nineteenth-century America—before the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde, before the public emergence of categories like homo- and heterosexuality—what were the parameters of sex? Did people ... More


Dancing Reggaetón with Cowboy Boots

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

in Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735921
eISBN:
9780199918607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

In chapter, two seemingly excluding Latina/o dance venues in Phoenix, Arizona, provide a perfect excuse to explore how expressive culture has worked as a site for the development of discourses of ... More


Moral Practicality: Externalism sans Magnetism

Paul Bloomfield

in Moral Reality

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137132
eISBN:
9780199833092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137132.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is absurd to be a motivational internalist about the property of health; there is no magnetism or queerness in tofu despite it being healthy, and the same tack should be taken with regard to the ... More


Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

Karma R. Chávez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038105
eISBN:
9780252095375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The battles for LGBTQ rights and immigrant rights have captured significant attention in the U.S. public sphere throughout the twenty-first century. Both movements, which are largely understood to be ... More


Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China1

Shi-Yan Chao

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/9789622099876.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the representations of transgender and male queerness found in the prolific underground documentary genre, also known as the “New Documentary Movement”. It also explores how ... More


Loves of Siam: Contemporary Thai Cinema and Vernacular Queerness

Brett Farmer

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the representations of male same-sex eroticism and other modes of queerness in contemporary Thai cinema. It proceeds from the proposition that cinematic expressions of queer ... More


Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence

Jonas Olson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701934
eISBN:
9780191771620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701934.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines moral error theory of the kind advocated by J. L. Mackie. Part I (History) gives a historical background to the debate. The moral error theories of David Hume and of some more or ... More


“We Are One Family”: Queerness, Transnationalism, and Identity Politics

Chiou-Ling Yeh

in Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1994 Chinese New Year Festival, members of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance, clad in sweatshirts stating “We are one family” in Chinese, marched along the parade route carrying a ... More


Impossible Uncanniness: Deconstruction and Queer Theory

Nicholas Royle

in In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the relationship between deconstruction and queer theory. It is noted that ‘the more fashionable Queer became, the more it was appropriated by those who wanted to be ... More


An Impossible Embrace: Queerness, Futurity, and the Death Drive

Tim Dean

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the death drive can also be a force of invention and creation rather than a will to destruction. The emphasis on the creative yet impersonal agency of the drive contests the ... More


Queering the Western

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most contested and risible issues surrounding Brokeback Mountain was its generic status as a Western. In part, this was because the Western has close ties with American history and ... More


Queerness

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates in detail the queerness of Far from Heaven. The film's queerness can be determined in four specific ways. Firstly, in its bringing to mainstream audiences an ‘independent’, ... More


Breaking the Cycle: The Ballplayer Posture and Performances of Exclusion

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Instead of structuring the sporting space as always heterosexual masculine, this chapter engages with the various insiders and outsiders to South Asian American masculinity through a critical ... More


A Queerly Ordinary Conclusion: We All Put Our Skirts On One Leg at a Time

Andre Cavalcante

in Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479881307
eISBN:
9781479864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881307.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Struggling for Ordinary exhibits how transgender participants are engaging with media culture to cope with, integrate into, and simultaneously disrupt the shared everyday world. In showing how ... More


Pleasure without Profit

Corey McEleney

in Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272655
eISBN:
9780823272709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The first chapter lays the groundwork for the rest of the study by pursuing three goals: it offers a preliminary investigation of the utility and value that early modern writers intended for their ... More


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