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Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. The book includes thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the ... More


Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Susan Potter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a counter-history of the emergence of lesbian sexuality in early cinema. Drawing on the critical insights of queer theory and the history of sexuality, it challenges approaches to ... More


Centering “Nontraditional” Lives

Pamela Stewart

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the nontraditional path taken by its author, the 2001 Catherine Prelinger Award recipient, as she completed her PhD. Summarized in the phrase, “From Mormon Wife to Feminist ... More


Nontraditional in Every Way

La Shonda Mims

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores a white, working-class, southern evangelical lesbian journey through academia, and examines the varied meanings of “nontraditional” in the academy. A discussion of labor and the ... More


A Meditation on Half of a Lesbian Life

Julie R. Enszer

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This lyrical meditation lingers on the possibilities and perils of lesbian as a lived, embodied experience. The essay tracks the author’s intellectual engagements with lesbian poetry and literature ... More


Printing Abolition: The Transformative Power of Women’s Prison Newsletters

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 analyzes women’s prison newsletters as a feminist counterpublic that enabled incarcerated women to communicate with one another and with anticarceral feminist activists in the “free world.” ... More


Enacting Spiritual Connection and Performing Deviance: Celebrating Dyke Communities

Elizabeth Currans

in Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041259
eISBN:
9780252099854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041259.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines two distinct although related responses to the devaluation of queer women’s lives: Oakland’s Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride and the New York Dyke March. Each gathering presented a ... More


Femme Fatale or Lesbian Femme: in Sexual

Chris Straayer

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the neo-noir Bound (1996). It shows how the splitting of sex from gender liberates generic conventions in the service of protagonists who, enacting a lesbian romance in film ... More


Unfinished Work

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

One of Shilts’s last interviews, with Steve Kroft from CBS’ 60 Minutes, considers his breakthrough role as a gay journalist. Shilts’s future plans for a book about alleged sexual abuse inside the ... More


Introduction

Karma R. Chávez

in Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038105
eISBN:
9780252095375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038105.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter discusses the scope of queer activism during the previous decades and the myriad issues they tackled, most notably immigration rights for binational same-sex couples. It ... More


Dinner Parties in America

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter uses stories from both formal and informal interviews to travel from those who dutifully adhere to the cultural template of dinner parties to those who deliberately alter some important ... More


America’s Cold War Empire: Exporting the Lavender Scare

David K. Johnson

in Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes how a fear of homosexuals characterized American Cold War security concerns, leading to the establishment of policies, procedures, and personnel throughout the U.S. government ... More


Gay Marriage in an Era of Media Visibility

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book examines how media coverage helped to define and shape the gay marriage debate as well as gay rights activism during the period 2003–2012. Through an analysis of media reports and in-depth ... More


Gay Marriage Goes Prime-Time: Journalistic Norms Frame the Debate

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the storytelling techniques that were used by journalists to produce the gay marriage issue for prime-time news audiences in 2003–2004, including labeling, framing, sourcing, ... More


Conclusion: The Trouble with Marriage

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This concluding chapter highlights the limits of commercial media as a route to social change and critiques the institution of marriage as a route to inclusive citizenship. It first considers how gay ... More


Historical Methods and Racial Identification in U.S. Lesbian and Gay History

Julian B. Carter

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interrogates how “whiteness” shaped the ways in which the early chroniclers of gay and lesbian history considered the relationship between race and sex. It looks at several core features ... More


Coming Out and Tutor-Text Performance in Jane Chambers’s Lesbi-Dramas

Jaime Cantrell

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter traces the phenomenon of feminist drama through three overtly lesbian plays by Jane Chambers: A Late Snow (1974), Last Summer at Bluefish Cove (1980), and My Blue Heaven (1981). Through ... More


Finding My Place: A Sports Odyssey

Susan Cahn

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In this chapter, the author shares her sports odyssey that began in suburban Chicago and ended in Buffalo, New York. The author recalls the time when, as a young girl, she spent many hours by ... More


Creating a Nonpatriarchal Lineage in Bertha Harris’s Lover

Laura Christine Godfrey

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bertha Harris' 1976 novel Lover garnered critical attention for its postmodern style, its commentary on lesbian identity, its use of nonlinear time in narration, and its redefinition of familial ... More


Introduction

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter situates the book as a counter-history of the emergence of lesbian sexuality in early cinema. The study is described as a post-Foucauldian history of sexuality that aims to sustain the ... More


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