Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Author: Bonnie Zimmerman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815319207
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Reference

"This source is unique among encyclopedias of homosexuality with separate volumes devoted to gay and lesbian issues. The volumes consist of short, signed entries arranged alphabetically. This set, which should become the standard in its field, will be a useful addition to all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Author: Bonnie Zimmerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136787508
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Reference

A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

Author: George Haggerty
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781135578701
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Social Science

Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this Encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the Encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new researchers this is intended as a reference for students and scholars in all areas of study, as well as the general public.

54 Minuten

Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104903965
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nr. 1 »New York Times«-Bestseller Marieke Nijkamps packender Roman, der zum Riesenüberraschungserfolg in den USA wurde, behandelt ein brisantes Thema und wirkt wie ein Echo aktueller Ereignisse: Amok in der Schule. 54 Minuten, die alles zerstören Es passiert nicht viel im verschlafenen Opportunity, Alabama. Wie immer hält die Direktorin in der Aula der Highschool ihre Begrüßungsrede zum neuen Schulhalbjahr. Es ist dieselbe Ansprache wie in jedem Schulhalbjahr. Währenddessen sind zwei Schüler in das Büro der Schulleitung geschlichen, um Akten zu lesen. Draußen auf dem Sportgelände trainieren fünf Schüler und ihr Coach auf der Laufbahn für die neue Leichtathletiksaison. Wie immer ist die Rede der Dirketorin exakt um zehn Uhr zu Ende. Aber heute ist alles anders. Als Schüler und Lehrer die Aula verlassen wollen, kann man die Türen nicht mehr öffnen. Einer beginnt zu schießen. Tyler greift seine Schule an und macht alle fertig, die ihm unrecht getan haben. Aus der Sicht von vier Jugendlichen entfaltet sich der Amoklauf, bis die letzte Kugel verschossen ist.

Desert Hearts

Author: Jane Rule
Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg
ISBN: 9783959172134
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Fiction

Reno, am Rande der Wüste von Nevada - die Stadt des Glücksspiels, in der Vermögen schnell gewonnen und verloren werden. Die Stadt, in der Ehen schnell geschlossen und geschieden werden. Es ist die Zeit der schnittigen Straßenkreuzer und des Rock'n'Roll. Evelyn Hall, Literaturprofessorin aus New York, kommt nach Reno, um sich nach sechzehn Jahren leidenschaftsloser Ehe scheiden zu lassen. Sie ist eine Frau, die Konventionen respektiert, dem Glücksspiel nichts abgewinnt und sich vor der Wüste fürchtet. Ann Childs hingegen liebt die Wüste und arbeitet in einem Spielcasino. Sie findet immer eine Frau fürs Bett, sucht aber eigentlich die Frau fürs Leben. Als sie Evelyn begegnet, verführt sie die spröde Lady mit atemberaubender Finesse. Zwischen den beiden Frauen entwickelt sich eine ebenso leidenschaftliche wie riskante Liebe ...

The Lesbian Menace

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558490914
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism

An examination of the perception of lesbians in American culture, this work focuses on the subversion and of both steriotyped representations and some straight texts. It is divided into three principal parts - inventing the lesbian, forms of ressistance, and writing in the margins.

Seltsamer Wein

Author: Katherine V. Forrest
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783959170093
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Sieben Frauen zwischen dreißig und vierzig treffen sich zu Skiferien auf einer Berghütte. Am abendlichen Kaminfeuer reden und streiten sie und enthüllen einander ihre Liebes- und Eheerfahrungen. Zwischen zwei der Frauen, Lane und Diana, bahnt sich eine leise Liebesgeschichte an, die sich bald zu dramatischer und leidenschaftlicher Intensität steigert. Ein Klassiker der lesbischen Literatur - einer der meistgelesenen Lesbenromane aller Zeiten.

Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten

Author: Becky Chambers
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104037103
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Willkommen an Bord der Wayfarer! Becky Chambers hat mit ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ eine zutiefst optimistische Space Opera geschrieben, die uns den Glauben an die Science Fiction (im Besonderen) und an die Menschheit (im Allgemeinen) zurückgibt. Als die junge Marsianerin Rosemary Harper auf der Wayfarer anheuert, wird sie von äußerst gemischten Gefühlen heimgesucht – der ramponierte Raumkreuzer hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen, und der Job scheint reine Routine: Wurmlöcher durchs Weltall zu bohren, um Verbindungswege zwischen weit entfernten Galaxien anzulegen, ist auf den ersten Blick alles andere als glamourös. Die Crewmitglieder, mit denen sie nun auf engstem Raum zusammenlebt, gehören den unterschiedlichsten galaktischen Spezies an. Da gibt es die Pilotin Sissix, ein freundliches und polyamoröses reptilienähnliches Wesen, den Mechaniker Jenks, der in die KI des Raumschiffs verliebt ist, und den weisen und gütigen Dr. Chef, der einer aussterbenden Spezies angehört. Doch dann nimmt Kapitän Ashby den ebenso profitablen wie riskanten Auftrag an, einen Raumtunnel zu einem weit entfernten Planeten anzulegen, auf dem die kriegerische Rasse der Toremi lebt. Für Rosemary verwandelt sich die Flucht vor der eigenen Vergangenheit in das größte Abenteuer ihres Lebens. ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ wurde für zahlreiche Preise nominiert, u.a. für den Kitschies Award, den Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction und den Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Sapphic Fathers

Author: Gretchen Schultz
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442666405
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Literature that explored female homosexuality flourished in late nineteenth-century France. Poets, novelists, and pornographers, whether Symbolists, Realists, or Decadents, were all part of this literary moment. In Sapphic Fathers, Gretchen Schultz explores how these male writers and their readers took lesbianism as a cipher for apprehensions about sex and gender during a time of social and political upheaval. Tracing this phenomenon through poetry (Baudelaire, Verlaine), erotica and the popular novel (Belot), and literary fiction (Zola, Maupassant, Péladan, Mendès), and into scientific treatises, Schultz demonstrates that the literary discourse on lesbianism became the basis for the scientific and medical understanding of female same-sex desire in France. She also shows that the cumulative impact of this discourse left tangible traces that lasted well beyond nineteenth-century France, persisting into twentieth-century America to become the basis of lesbian pulp fiction after the Second World War.

The Heart Has Its Reasons

Author: Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461734208
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or - if published for adults - relevant to them and their lives. This book examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters.

The Advocate

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: NWU:35556022891535
Release Date: 1994-05
Genre: Gay liberation movement


Lesbians Rock Volume 6

Author: Ann Patterson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 149420620X
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Fiction

Lesbians Rock Volume 6 like previous collections include stories depicting the lives of lesbians as they face their parents and family members, meet new friends and fall in love. Their gentle love celebrates the lives they're thankful they can live in school, community, at work and with accepting and understanding family members. They face rejection from families, loss of jobs and friends when they acknowledge the romantic hearts beating in their breasts. Lesbian couples share joy, happiness, fear of dangerous people, suicide as well as sharing sweet loving moments. Some deal with addiction, alcoholism, battering and the grief of losing the woman they love. Many spend decades living as society and religion demands before courageously coming out as the lesbian she knows she has always been. Some quickly form a long term loving relationship and stay together for decades until death alone ends the relationship. Some break-up or file for divorce in states where marriage equality has provided them a marriage license. Lesbian relationships described in the stories are shown in their devotion and lasting love as well as their uncomfortable moments as two human beings in a lifelong relationship. Excerpts from Lesbians Rock Volume 6:"She walked toward Lori who swept off the sweater that covered her shoulders, stepped out of her high heels and with a smile on her face, she met Shelia and began a soft, long kiss." "After four hours in the Emergency Room, Jeriann was released to go home. Martha put her arm around her and walked with her to the parking lot and the sedan. “We're going to my house. I want you to stay with me until we know she's locked up permanently. She just can't hurt you again. I won't have it. You're too precious to be hurt like that.” "Julie pays him then tips him a dollar. "No, it's my first time in any gay bar. I've come here because I want to live whom I really am. I'm coming out for the first time. My heart has always been attracted to the female gender. I didn't know where to go to be with lesbians and gays except to a gay bar, and I found that Embers Avenue is a gay bar.""Julie takes Molly's hand, looks at her, and Molly moves her lips to kiss her new wife. The kiss continues as they embrace and it doesn't stop until both are undressed and Molly has lovingly devoured the woman in her arms. Her kisses over Julie's soft skin from her lips to her thighs excites Julie in a way that she has never known before. Having been married for sixteen years to one of those men whose way of making love was "slam bam, thank you, mam" focus only on himself, Julie had never known such gentle, sweet loving and the final ecstasy that Molly gave her.""Margo was lying half on the seat, half off, her eyes open, unconscious. Amy tried to do two things at once, call 911 Emergency on her cell phone and check to see if Margo had a pulse. She felt no pulse as the 911 Emergency operator answered. "Send help to 9877 Northview. My wife's unconscious. Hurry." ""Honey, that was perfect." Truly lay her head on Inez's shoulder. "What an amazing lover you are. I feel like I've just been to heaven and back; yet we're in a pickup in a desert. I have a feeling everything's going to be wonderful with you. I'm so lucky you found me." She closed her eyes allowing the pleasurable sensations bathe the inside of her."

Feminists who Changed America 1963 1975

Author: Barbara J. Love
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252031892
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement Barbara J. Love's Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 will be the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women's movement. It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies. Nancy Cott's foreword discusses the movement in relation to the earlier first wave and presents a brief overview of the second wave in the context of other contemporaneous social movements.

The Year of Needy Girls

Author: Patricia A. Smith
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617755194
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Fiction

"Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations." --Bay Area Reporter "A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt…Smith’s crisp prose and dedication to realistic moral ambiguity make for a provoking read." --Publishers Weekly "Smith’s first novel successfully builds tension and a sense of dread among the picture-perfect New England fall." --Library Journal XPress Reviews "Smith shows us the power of fiction to fully describe the internal and external forces that set the scene for unfounded accusations...Smith deftly builds tension...Smith shows us both the damage that will be ongoing and the revelations and growth that can arise out of ugly times. This is something to remember for the times ahead." --Lambda Literary "Smith conveys the impact of this prejudicial hostility on two young women who are struggling to make their way in an intolerant world with a tender and delicate understanding in this nuanced tale of identity and misperception, connection and alienation." --Booklist Online Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January 2017! "This well crafted novel stands out for a number of reasons--the nuanced descriptions of the characters’ complex feelings, the realistic portrayal of how quickly a person’s life and a community can fall into crisis, and the focus on two lesbians and the challenges they face." --World Wide Work "A recommended novel that explores small town bigotry." --She Treads Softly "A tale of persecution where it shouldn't have happened...There are many people you can't trust. And it's hard to tell." --Journey of a Bookseller "Smith is an artist of prose, utilizing her palette to create a complex landscape of anger and ignorance…Extremely relevant." --Thoughts on This n' That "The Year of Needy Girls is a study in hypocrisy and small-town secrets. Patricia A. Smith’s contemporary witch hunt north of Boston is a collision of The Children’s Hour and Mystic River." --Stewart O’Nan, author of Songs for the Missing "The Year of Needy Girls is as much about how fear can cloud our perceptions of both self and other as it is about the persistent search for love and home. Patricia A. Smith's vision is at once keen and generous." --Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point A young boy's murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town. Bradley, Massachusetts is in many ways a typical small New England town, but a river divides it in half—on one side, the East End: crowded triple-deckers, the Most Precious Blood parish, and a Brazilian immigrant community; and on the other, the West End: renovated Victorians, Brandywine Academy, and families with last names as venerable as the Mayflower. Deirdre Murphy and her partner Sara Jane (SJ) Edmonds have just moved to their first house—and for the first time are open in their relationship—in the West End, where Deirdre teaches at Brandywine Academy. A dedicated teacher from a working-class background, she is well loved by her students. But the murder of ten-year-old Leo Rivera from the East End changes everything—for Deirdre and SJ, for the girls at Brandywine, and for all of Bradley. And when Deirdre is falsely accused of sexually molesting one of her students, the entire town erupts.