Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher: Daedalus Publishing
ISBN: 1881943208
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

Since its publication a decade ago, this Lmabda Literary Award-nominated book has become a classic, must-read book on human sexuality and identity. Widely cited a sbeing among the most useful books of its kind, this co-gender anthology is both historical witness to and provocative treatise on this junique and often misunderstood subculture. The diverse contributors look at the history of the gay and lesbian underground, how radical sex practise relates to their spirituality and what S&M means to them personally.

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

Author: Herbert Halpert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317551492
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Social Science

This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.

Gay Religion

Author: Scott Thumma
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759115064
Release Date: 2004-12-10
Genre: Religion

Conflicts over homosexuality and gay rights threaten to break apart denominations, if not North American society. These heated theological and political debates have, as well, obscured the fact that many gays and lesbians are religiously active individuals. Gay Religion is the first book to give a straightforward presentation of the spiritual lives, practices and expressions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender. Drawing from a wide range of religious traditions, new and established scholars explore the range of gay religious expression in denominations, sects, and even outside recognized religious institutions. The essays ask what these religious innovations mean to the continually evolving religious environment of North America. With its helpful section introductions and an appendix providing profiles of organizations involved, Gay Religion is a unique and compelling resource for anyone interested in homosexuality and American religion.

Virginia Folk Legends

Author: Thomas E. Barden
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813913357
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science

Presents a collection of legends and tales that were gathered by field workers of the Virginia Writers' Project of the WPA.

Indonesian Folktales

Author: Murti Bunanta
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563089092
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups with diverse cultures and languages. Focusing on the rich heritage of the country, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed "World Folklore Series" presents 29 stories from across Indonesia, most of which have never been published in the English language. Build your multicultural collection or expand your repertoire with tales that provide a moving and colorful image of the diversity and richness of the people and lands of Indonesia. Six thematic groups are presented: Jealous and Envious Brothers and Sisters; Stories of Independent Princesses; Stories of Ungrateful Children; Stories about Rice; Stories of Place Legends; and Stories of How Things Come to Be. All Levels

Trans Sexual Transgressive Erotica for Mtfs Ftms Butches Femmes Tops Bottoms Leather Folk Dyke Boys Sissy Men Drag Kings

Author: Jean Marie Stine
ISBN: 1615082379
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Fiction

Jean Marie Stine is the erotic novelist SF Review hails as "lip-smackingly good." Here are ten sizzling treats that blow the bounds of conventional gender and sexuality wide open, from the subversive pen of Jean Marie Stine. In Trans-Sexual, you will encounter, up close and in your face, a cast of transgressive heroes, heroines, and villains: butches, femmes, tops, bottoms, leather folk, dyke-boys, sissy-men, drag kings, drag queens, androgynes, genderqueers and more. Read these ten "carnally satisfactory (and) ingenuous" stories (Asimov's) and your view of sexuality - especially your own, be it straight, queer or otherwise - will never be the same! In "Jinni's So Long At the Fair," you will encounter male lesbians from the future. In "Amaeru" a man desperate to experience the infancy he was denied as a child, finds himself on the dark side of the law. In "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?," the dyke captain of sailing ship in the 1920s meets a not-so-repressed missionary's daughter. In "Les Freres Diabolique," a man is forced, by one of history's most famous queers, into a nightmare ordeal of sexual subjugation as woman. In "Legacy," a woman discovers the key to her own sexuality through a series of erotic encounters as she travels the globe in search of the mother she has sworn to kill. In "In the Kingdom of the Sons," you will meet a beautiful, imperious woman with a master plan; the equally beautiful, pliant young ward she is willing to sacrifice, and the aged British roue who stands between them and a multimillion dollar fortune! Plus four more mind-bending stories. Here is what the critics have said about the author's work: "History - spectacle - the Cecile B. DeMille of erotica." -Fetish Times. "Effective ... rich ... rewarding ... engrossing and unusual ... littered with genuine insights." -Ted White, editor, Heavy Metal. "Powerful tales of ... sexual identity ... full-blooded ... taut ... bears comparison with the best mainstream fiction." -Foundation (U. K.). Jean Marie Stine has written for the pioneers of erotic publishing, including American Art Enterprises and Eros Gold Stripe Editions. Her first novel, Season of the Witch, which has been reprinted five times and filmed as Synapse, was published by the legendary Essex House and its visionary editor Brian Kirby. Her shorter work has appeared in Suspect Thoughts, Eros, Fetish Times, Future Crime, Transgender, MindCaviar, BloodMoonz, Nest O' Vipers, Transformation, The Sun, and other publications. She is currently Associate Publisher of Sizzler Editions, a leading publisher of contemporary and classic erotica in eBook form.

City of Friends

Author: Simon LeVay
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262621134
Release Date: 1997-02
Genre: Social Science

City of Friends offers a practical, intelligent, and well-informed overview of what it means to be gay or lesbian. The authors seek to help gay men and women, as well as their families and friends, to better understand the institutions and communities that make up the most culturally and ethnically diverse minority in America today.Beginning with basic concepts, LeVay and Nonas define the words "homosexual," "gay," "lesbian," and "bisexual" and discuss the various patterns of homosexuality in different cultures around the world. They relate the history of the gay and lesbian community in the United States, and its struggle for equal rights and social acceptance, before tackling the question -- still highly controversial -- of what determines an individual's sexual orientation.City of Friends describes the great diversity within the gay and lesbian community: Life in the "gay ghetto." Old lesbians in rural hideaways. Gay resorts. A "town without men." Gay and lesbian Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans -- what it means to be a minority within a minority. Lesbian and gay youth, the elderly, the deaf. Bisexuals and transsexuals. Academics, drag queens, technoqueers, publishers, softball players -- all make their appearance in these pages.LeVay and Nonas continue with a discussion of health issues (especially of the AIDS epidemic and the community's response to it), the law, and gay and lesbian politics. They describe the cultural achievements of lesbians and gay men -- their art, literature, theater, music, and dance. Finally they take a look at the spiritual life of gays and lesbians, both within and outside of organized religion.

The Queer Renaissance

Author: Robert McRuer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755542
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.