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Political 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/9789888083015.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The term tongzhi is contested for its earlier primary definition to mean gay and middle class. It is used within LGBT activist communities and non-governmental organizations to denote politics that ... More


The Space–Time Continuum of the ‘Dangerous’ Body: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Securityscapes in Kyrgyzstan

Nina Bagdasarova

in Surviving Everyday Life: The Securityscapes of Threatened People in Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211955
eISBN:
9781529211986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211955.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

From the perspective of large parts of Kyrgyz society, 'non-traditional' relations do not only pertain to ethnically mixed couples but equally to same-sex partnerships. This chapter takes a look at ... More


Out and on the Outs: The 1990s Mass Marches and the Black and LGBT Communities

Deborah Gray White

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/9780252040399.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates how the gay community marginalized black people and then how the black community marginalized gay people of color. It considers the Million Man (1995) and Million Woman ... More


Come Out of Your Political Closets: To Israeli Filmmakers

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, the author criticizes Israeli filmmakers Gal Uchovsky and Eitan Fox for their views on the lesbian community. After the murder in the LGBT youth club in Tel Aviv on August 1, 2009, ... More


Introduction: Transgender Citizenships

Isaac West

in Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter describes the efforts of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to arrest transgender workers for being “troublesome inhabitants” of Midtown. When transgender persons and other ... More


Transgressing Boundaries: Seeking help against intimate partner violence in lesbian and queer relationships

Nicole Ovesen

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the concept of bioprecarity in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) in LBTQ relationships by focusing on help-seeking as crossing encounters. Judith Butler (2004) ... More


In a New Country: Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8)

Shirley Idelson

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents a reading of Parashat Ki Tavo of Deuteronomy commanding Israelites to bring first fruits and tithes upon entering the Promise Land. Text teaches that comfort and access is ... More


The 1s and the 0s: Defining, Socializing, and Disciplining Gender Roles in the Tongzhi Community

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/9780816691999.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 unravels the gender roles and gender dynamics in tongzhi relationships. More specifically, it explores the ways in which tongzhi negotiate, rework, and recast hegemonic codes of masculinity ... More


Embracing the Heterosexual Norm: The Double Lives of Tongzhi

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/9780816691999.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 discusses the ways in which tongzhi in my research cover up their sexual identities and fail to formulate an open-identity social activist group. Although tongzhi congregate in cruising ... More


The Price of the Ticket

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Barack Obama's race-neutral approach to governing and policymaking—as well as black voters' and black elites' refusal to pressure him to address community interests—and its ... More


The Normal Postsocialist Subject: Class, Wealth, and Money Boys

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/9780816691999.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 unravels tongzhi’s negotiations and interactions with the dominant discourse of the “normal” postsocialist person and the impact this discourse has on the class structure, career, and ... More


Maybe Not Marriage: A Future Free of the Closet

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/9780816691999.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion summarizes the current situation of the tongzhi, reiterates the main themes of the book, and offers speculations about the possible future course of tongzhi in China.


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


Exodus: Millennial Former Mormons

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on millennial former Mormons. As many as half of millennials who were raised Mormon may be leaving the faith, which is a significant change from older generations, which retained ... More


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