Spaces Between Us

Author: Scott Lauria Morgensen
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452932729
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

Explores the intimate relationship of non-Native and Native sexual politics in the United States

Queer Indigenous Studies

Author: Qwo-Li Driskill
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816529078
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism

ÒThis book is an imagining.Ó So begins this collection examining critical, Indigenous-centered approaches to understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2) lives and communities and the creative implications of queer theory in Native studies. This book is not so much a manifesto as it is a dialogueÑa Òwriting in conversationÓÑamong a luminous group of scholar-activists revisiting the history of gay and lesbian studies in Indigenous communities while forging a path for Indigenouscentered theories and methodologies. The bold opening to Queer Indigenous Studies invites new dialogues in Native American and Indigenous studies about the directions and implications of queer Indigenous studies. The collection notably engages Indigenous GLBTQ2 movements as alliances that also call for allies beyond their bounds, which the co-editors and contributors model by crossing their varied identities, including Native, trans, straight, non-Native, feminist, Two-Spirit, mixed blood, and queer, to name just a few. Rooted in the Indigenous Americas and the Pacific, and drawing on disciplines ranging from literature to anthropology, contributors to Queer Indigenous Studies call Indigenous GLBTQ2 movements and allies to center an analysis that critiques the relationship between colonialism and heteropatriarchy. By answering critical turns in Indigenous scholarship that center Indigenous epistemologies and methodologies, contributors join in reshaping Native studies, queer studies, transgender studies, and Indigenous feminisms. Based on the reality that queer Indigenous people Òexperience multilayered oppression that profoundly impacts our safety, health, and survival,Ó this book is at once an imagining and an invitation to the reader to join in the discussion of decolonizing queer Indigenous research and theory and, by doing so, to partake in allied resistance working toward positive change.

Undead in the West II

Author: Cynthia J. Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810892651
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Performing Arts

This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

The Bioarchaeology of Socio Sexual Lives

Author: Pamela L. Geller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319409955
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Genre: Social Science

This volume uses bioarchaeological remains to examine the complexities and diversity of past socio-sexual lives. This book does not begin with the presumption that certain aspects of sex, gender, and sexuality are universal and longstanding. Rather, the case studies within—extend from Neolithic Europe to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica to the nineteenth-century United States—highlight the importance of culturally and historically contextualizing socio-sexual beliefs and practices. The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives highlights a major shortcoming in many scholarly and popular presentations of past socio-sexual lives. They reveal little about the ancient or historic group under study and much about Western society’s modern state of heteronormative affairs. To interrogate commonsensical thinking about socio-sexual identities and interactions, this volume draws from critical feminist and queer studies. Reciprocally, bioarchaeological studies extend social theorizing about sex, gender, and sexuality that emphasizes the modern, conceptual, and discursive. Ultimately, The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives invites readers to think more deeply about humanity’s diversity, the naturalization of culture, and the past’s presentation in mass-media communications.

Niemand kennt mich so wie du

Author: Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644562318
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Fiction

Die erste Liebe. Der größte Schmerz. Eve und Lily waren von klein auf ein Herz und eine Seele. Doch dann, an der Schwelle zum Erwachsenwerden, zerrissen die Ereignisse eines Sommers das Band, das sie zusammenhielt. Seitdem haben sie sich nicht wiedergesehen. Zwanzig Jahre später überlebt Eve nur knapp einen schweren Unfall. Als sie erwacht, steht eine Krankenschwester an ihrer Seite – Lily. Beide merken schnell: Jede wünscht sich sehnlichst die Freundin aus vergangenen Tagen zurück. Doch die alten Wunden sind nicht verheilt, und Lily ist noch immer mit dem Mann verheiratet, den Eve so sehr hasst...

Kritik Der Postkolonialen Vernunft

Author: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170224301
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

In diesem Buch der renommierten indisch-amerikanischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin geht es zunachst um die kritische Sichtung einfluss- und folgenreicher philosophischer Denkansatze seit Kant, die das Mittel- und Westeuropaische mit Hilfe von Minderwertigkeitskonstrukten als menschliche Norm etablieren. Eine solche kolonialpolitische Normierung mitsamt ihrer "naturlichen" Denkstrukturen bedarf einer dekonstruktiven Kritik. Gezeigt wird sodann anhand einschlagiger literarischer Texte, wie Kolonialismus und Postkolonialitat Gestalt annehmen: Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley, Charles Baudelaire, Rudyard Kipling, Jean Rhys, Mahasweta Devi, John M. Coetzee. Es gilt sich der Geschichte der verrinnenden Gegenwart als einem differenzierenden Ereignis zuzuwenden: "unserer Kultur" - dem Wechselspiel von Multikulturalismus und Globalitat.

Kritik der Souver nit t

Author: Daniel Loick
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593395142
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Philosophy

Die Studie stellt das für die Ideengeschichte und die politische Praxis zentrale Konzept der Souveränität infrage. Denn dieses Konzept wird durch die »Ironie der Geschichte« im Grunde obsolet: Das staatliche Gewaltmonopol, so zeigt Daniel Loick anhand der Entwicklung des modernen Souveränitätsbegriffs, schließt immer auch ein Element nicht zu rechtfertigender Gewalt ein. Das gilt selbst für Formen demokratisch oder deliberativ legitimierter Souveränität. Vor dem Hintergrund der realen Umbrüche innerhalb der internationalen politischen Institutionen fragt er nach Möglichkeiten, das Konzept der Souveränität zu überwinden: Wie lässt sich der gesellschaftliche Zusammenhalt auf andere Art sichern als mit Mitteln der Gewalt?

Troubling Multiculturalism

Author: Hans Skott-Myhre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317690061
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Social Science

It can be easy to imagine that Child and Youth Care practitioners are inherently or naturally attuned to issues of diversity and colonization as they pertain to multicultural practice. While there are excellent culturally attuned practices that are happening in the field of Child and Youth Care, when it comes to collecting stories of cultural diversity and, more specifically, the problematic unfolding of some of these stories, there remains hesitancy in the field. This hesitancy, in part, is due to assuming we are practicing in postcolonial times, where all the messiness, the doubting, and the pain have been ‘dealt’ with. The authors of this volume suggest otherwise and their chapters represent an important contribution to the field. They are a diverse group of practitioners but they share a common concern that the term multicultural practice grooms hegemonic interventions that do not critically examine issues of power, difference, colonialism, Whiteness, or species, to name a few. Although the title of this issue is Troubling Multiculturalism, the language within this issue stretches this term, troubles it, and at times, re-invents it. This book was originally published as a special issue of Child and Youth Services.