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By Jami Alden

Discovering her brand-new husband in flagrante delicto with one other girl wasn't a part of Julie Driscoll's plan for her lavish marriage ceremony reception. Now she's a bride with out a groom, yet she's made up our minds to have a marriage evening with somebody. Her dishonest husband's lovely brother will do exactly fantastic. Chris Dennison is every thing his brother isn't really, and his not easy physique is the stuff the steamiest sexual fantasies are made of...Chris isn't really approximately to show her down. After 5 years of dreaming approximately her, the opportunity to the touch Julie's delectably luscious physique is simply too tempting to withstand. And whilst she follows him to the tropical inn he is equipped from the floor up, she insists scorching, rainy, skin-to-skin excitement is all he desires. Now he simply has to persuade her that he wishes more...

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Download Movement, Knowledge, Emotion: Gay Activism and HIV/AIDS in by Jennifer Power PDF

By Jennifer Power

This e-book is ready group activism round HIV/AIDS in Australia. It seems on the position that the homosexual group performed within the social, clinical and political reaction to the virus. Drawing conclusions concerning the cultural impression of social events, the writer argues that AIDS activism contributed to enhancing social attitudes in the direction of homosexual males and lesbians in Australia, whereas additionally tough a few entrenched cultural styles of the Australian clinical procedure, permitting larger scope for non-medical intervention into the area of wellbeing and fitness and disorder. The booklet files an immense bankruptcy within the historical past of public wellbeing and fitness in Australia and explores how HIV/AIDS got here to be a defining factor within the historical past of homosexual and lesbian rights in Australia.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Download Sophia Parnok: The Life and Work of Russia’s Sappho by Diana L. Burgin PDF

By Diana L. Burgin

The climate in Moscow is sweet, there is not any cholera, there is additionally no lesbian love...Brrr! Remembering these people of whom you write me makes me nauseous as though i would eaten a rotten sardine. Moscow does not have them--and that is marvellous."
Anton Chekhov, writing to his writer in 1895

Chekhov's barbed remark indicates the weather during which Sophia Parnok used to be writing, and is an further testomony to to the power and self assurance with which she pursued either her own and inventive existence. writer of 5 volumes of poetry, and lover of Marina Tsvetaeva, Sophia Parnok was once the single overtly lesbian voice in Russian poetry in the course of the Silver Age of Russian letters. regardless of her distinct contribution to trendy Russian lyricism notwithstanding, Parnok's lifestyles and paintings have basically been forgotten.

Parnok used to be now not a political activist, and he or she had no engagement with the feminism vogueish in younger Russian highbrow circles. From a tender age, notwithstanding, she deplored all different types of male posturing and condescension and felt alienated from what she referred to as patriarchal virtues. Parnok's method of her sexuality used to be both forthright. Accepting lesbianism as her typical disposition, Parnok stated her relationships with ladies, either sexual and non-sexual, to be the centre of her artistic existence.

Diana Burgin's commonly researched lifetime of Parnok is intentionally woven round the poet's personal account, obvious in her writings. The e-book is split into seven chapters, which replicate seven average divisions in Parnok's lifestyles. This lends Burgin's paintings a selected poetic resonance, due to its structural affinity with one in every of Parnok's final and maximum poetic achievements, the cycle of affection lyrics Ursa significant. devoted to her final lover, Parnok refers to this cycle as a seven-star of verses, after the seven stars that make up the constellation. Parnok's poems, translated right here for the 1st time in English, additional to a wealth of biographical fabric, make this booklet a desirable and lyrical account of a big Russian poet. Burgin's paintings is key analyzing for college students of Russian literature, lesbian background and women's studies.

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Download Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Re-Reading by Lorraine Code PDF

By Lorraine Code

Photos of and references to ladies are so infrequent within the substantial corpus of his released paintings that there appears to be like no "woman query" for Hans-Georg Gadamer. but the authors of the fifteen essays integrated during this quantity exhibit that it's attainable to learn prior Gadamer's silences approximately girls and different Others to discover wealthy assets for feminist idea and perform in his perspectives of technology, language, background, wisdom, medication, and literature. whereas the essayists locate a lot of price in Gadamer's paintings, he emerges from their dialogue as a debatable determine. a few participants see him as selling actual recognize for and engagement with Otherness: others declare that during a Gadamerian dialog the opposite has no voice. For a few, Gadamer's immersion in culture is an obstacle to feminist inquiry; for others, cognizant of the necessity to comprehend culture good with the intention to contest its intransigence or take advantage of its insights, his approach of enticing culture is principally effective. a few individuals take factor with the separation he continues among philosophy and politics; others locate difficulties in his relative silence on concerns of embodiment; nonetheless others hold "fusion of horizons" quantities to a colonizing of distinction. yet a typical target of every of those controversies is to figure what feminists can research from Gadamer in addition to what obstacles feminist reinterpretations of his paintings needs to unavoidably come upon. members are Linda Mart?­n Alcoff, William Cowling, Gemma Corradi Fiumara, Marie Fleming, Silja Freudenberger, Susan Hekman, Susan-Judith Hoffmann, Grace M. Jantzen, Patricia Altenbernd Johnson, Laura Kaplan, Robin Pappas, Robin might Schott, Meili Steele, Veronica Vasterling, Georgia Warnke, and Kathleen Roberts Wright.

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Download Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Becoming Parents or Remaining by Cara Bergstrom-Lynch PDF

By Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

This publication acknowledges that severe public battles are being waged within the U.S. over the rights of LGB humans to shape legally and culturally well-known households. Their households are below one of those sociopolitical scrutiny at this ancient second that compels us all to take inventory of our ideas of family-building and, extra generally, the that means of kinfolk within the U.S. this day. via in-depth, open-ended, qualitative interviews with sixty one self-identified lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual humans concerning how they got here to have little ones or stay childless/childfree, this e-book finds the demanding situations posed by means of homophobia and discrimination and showcases the artistic suggestions, resilience, and resourcefulness of lesbians, bisexuals, and gays as they construct households (with or with no youngsters) after popping out. From descriptions of ways the early means of popping out affected the will to mother or father or stay childfree, to tales concerning the impression of homophobia and discrimination at the decision-making strategy, to the dynamics inside of that bring about turning into mom and dad or last childfree, to analyzing how cultural notions of the energy of biology are hired whilst having young children, to debts of the way the closet can be utilized strategically while bringing kids right into a kin, their voices shape the center of this publication. In a sociopolitical context within which homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual humans frequently need to fight to entry the array of rights and possibilities which are afforded to such a lot heterosexual humans with out query, addressing the questions raised during this publication is an pressing and valuable exercise.

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Download AIDS And American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics Of by Thomas L. Long PDF

By Thomas L. Long

Looks at how either anti-gay and AIDS activists use apocalyptic language to explain the AIDS crisis.

Since public discourse approximately AIDS begun in 1981, it has characterised AIDS as an apocalyptic plague: a punishment for sin and an indication of the tip of the area. Christian fundamentalists had already configured the homosexual male inhabitants such a lot visibly plagued by AIDS as apocalyptic signifiers or indicators of the "end times." Their discourse grew out of a centuries-old American apocalypticism that incorporated photographs of concern, destruction, and supreme renewal. during this booklet, Thomas L. lengthy examines the ways that homosexual and AIDS activists, artists, writers, scientists, and reporters appropriated this apocalyptic rhetoric for you to mobilize recognition to the clinical quandary, hinder the unfold of the ailment, and deal with the HIV infected.

utilizing the analytical instruments of literary research, cultural experiences, functionality idea, and social semiotics, AIDS and American Apocalypticism examines many types of discourse, together with fiction, drama, functionality artwork, demonstration images and brochures, biomedical guides, and journalism and indicates that, whereas at the beginning worthy, the results of apocalyptic rhetoric within the long-term are harmful. one of the very important figures in AIDS activism and the humanities mentioned are David Drake, Tim Miller, Sarah Schulman, and Tony Kushner, in addition to the organisations ACT UP and Lesbian Avengers.

"Beyond being an incredible examine the impact of religiously encouraged rhetoric on LGBT lives, this e-book is usually a powerful documentation of queer responses to HIV/AIDS within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, and a highly worthy repository and remembrance of artwork and activism within the face of loss." — GLQ: A magazine of Lesbian and homosexual Studies

“His attempt to ‘acknowledge the price of non secular discourse with out endorsing its claims to symbolize the true’ is a magnificent and critical insight.” — CHOICE

"Thomas L. lengthy bargains perceptive readings of modern novels and dramas and hyperlinks the dialogue to his broader argument. His insights and conclusions are sensible and positively aid one take into consideration the works in clean and illuminating ways." — Paul S. Boyer, Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford spouse to usa History

"This booklet is notable in its intensity of scholarship and interesting to read." — Susan J. Palmer, writer of AIDS as an Apocalyptic Metaphor in North America

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Download Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Around the by Ronald Inglehart PDF

By Ronald Inglehart

The 20th century gave upward push to profound adjustments in conventional intercourse roles. This examine finds how modernization has replaced cultural attitudes in the direction of gender equality and analyzes the political outcomes. It systematically compares attitudes in the direction of gender equality around the globe, evaluating nearly 70 international locations, starting from wealthy to negative, agrarian to postindustrial. This quantity is key studying to achieve a greater knowing of concerns in comparative politics, public opinion, political habit, improvement and sociology.

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