Leatherfolk

Leatherfolk Author Mark Thompson
ISBN-10 1881943208
Year 2004
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Daedalus Publishing
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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.

China Market Report

China Market Report Author Albert Pan
ISBN-10 9780473199791
Year 2012
Pages 556
Language en
Publisher Zeefer Consulting
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China Market Report presents research reports on each of the 100 major industries in Chinese market. For each industry, China Market Report provides concise analysis on market size, industry statistics, import and export, domestic hot regions as well as the market position of foreign companies in the industry. This report also includes two names of the top companies for each of the major industries. Market sectors covered by China Market Report: .Energy .Food .Beverage .Agriculture .Automobile .Chemical .Clothing .Construction Material .Consumer Products .Environmental Protection .Furniture .IT .Machinery & Equipment .Metal .Pharmaceutical Content included by China Market Report for each of the 100 major industries: . Market Size 5 years market size analysis. . Industry Overview Analysis with major industry statistics: Sales revenue, Profit, Loss, Return on Sales, Number of Enterprises, Growth Rate, Return on Assets; 3 years statistics. . Hot Regions in Chinese Market Discovers the major consumption areas for imported products; Indicates the major manufacturing bases in each industry by data map. . Import and Export 3 years import and export values; Top 10 domestic destinations of imported products; Top 10 domestic origins for exported products. . Market Position of Foreign Enterprises in Each Industry in China Comparison on sales revenue, profit, return on sales, return on assets and number of enterprises between enterprises with different types of ownership in China. Discovers the market position of foreign invested enterprises in each industry in China. . The Names of Top 2 Enterprises in Each Industry

Virginia Folk Legends

Virginia Folk Legends Author Thomas E. Barden
ISBN-10 0813913357
Year 1991
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher University of Virginia Press
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Presents a collection of legends and tales that were gathered by field workers of the Virginia Writers' Project of the WPA.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism Author David Paternotte
ISBN-10 9781317042914
Year 2016-03-03
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

Folk and Festival Costume

Folk and Festival Costume Author R. Turner Wilcox
ISBN-10 9780486478715
Year 2011
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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A treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six or more illustrations. Six hundred drawings include images of men, women, and children. Captions describe the costumes and their associated traditions.

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

Folktales of Newfoundland  RLE Folklore Author Herbert Halpert
ISBN-10 9781317551492
Year 2015-02-20
Pages 1273
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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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.

Sex Museums

Sex Museums Author Jennifer Tyburczy
ISBN-10 9780226315249
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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All museums are sex museums. In Sex Museums, Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed—and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality. Most museum exhibits, she argues, assume that white, patriarchal heterosexuality and traditional structures of intimacy, gender, and race represent national sexual culture for their visitors. Sex Museums illuminates the history of such heteronormativity at most museums and proposes alternative approaches for the future of public display projects, while also offering the reader curatorial tactics—what she calls queer curatorship—for exhibiting diverse sexualities in the twenty-first century. Tyburczy shows museums to be sites of culture-war theatrics, where dramatic civic struggles over how sex relates to public space, genealogies of taste and beauty, and performances of sexual identity are staged. Delving into the history of erotic artifacts, she analyzes how museums have historically approached the collection and display of the material culture of sex, which poses complex moral, political, and logistical dilemmas for the Western museum. Sex Museums unpacks the history of the museum and its intersections with the history of sexuality to argue that the Western museum context—from its inception to the present—marks a pivotal site in the construction of modern sexual subjectivity.

Queerness in Heavy Metal Music

Queerness in Heavy Metal Music Author Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
ISBN-10 9781317916550
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and spaces within the heavy metal sphere, and demonstrates the importance, pervasiveness, and subcultural significance of queerness to the heavy metal ethos. Heavy metal scholarship has until recently focused almost solely on the roles of heterosexual hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity in fans and performers. The dependence on that narrow dichotomy has limited heavy metal scholarship, resulting in poorly critiqued discussions of gender and sexuality that serve only to underpin the popular imagining of heavy metal as violent, homophobic and inherently masculine. This book queers heavy metal studies, bringing discussions of gender and sexuality in heavy metal out of that poorly theorized dichotomy. In this interdisciplinary work, the author connects new and existing scholarship with a strong ethnographic study of heavy metal’s self-identified queer performers and fans in their own words, thus giving them a voice and offering an original and ground-breaking addition to scholarship on popular music, rock, and queer studies.

Gender Sexuality and Museums

Gender  Sexuality and Museums Author Amy K. Levin
ISBN-10 9781136943645
Year 2010-09-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Gender, Sexuality and Museums provides the only repository of key articles, new essays and case studies for the important area of gender and sexuality in museums. It is the first reader to focus on LGBT issues and museums, and the first reader in nearly 15 years to collect articles which focus on women and museums. At last, students of museum studies, women’s studies, LGBT studies and museum professionals have a single resource. The book is organised into three thematic parts, each with its own introduction. Sections focus on women in museum work, applications of feminist and LGBT theories to museum exhibitions, exhibitions and collections pertaining to women and individuals who are LGBT. The Case studies in a fourth part provide different perspectives to key topics, such as memorials and memorializing; modernism and museums; and natural history collections. The collection concludes with a bibliographic essay evaluating scholarship to date on gender and sexuality in museums. Amy K. Levin brings together outstanding articles published in the past as well as new essays. The collection’s scope is international, with articles about US, Canadian, and European institutions. Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader is an essential resource for those studying gender and sexuality in the museum.

More from the Master

More from the Master Author Conrad Satala
ISBN-10 9780940267121
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Jack Rinella
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Rinella's most recent collection of essays complements his best-selling The Master's Manual with an array of articles on living and enjoying a healthry BDSM lifestyle. Filled with the common sense, practical, and enlightening wisdom that is Rinella's writing, readers, both old and new, will gain insight and information from this array of kinky information.

Witchcraft Magic and Culture 1736 1951

Witchcraft  Magic and Culture  1736 1951 Author Owen Davies
ISBN-10 071905656X
Year 1999-09-11
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher Manchester University Press
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Most studies of witchcraft and magic have been concerned with the era of the witch trials, a period that officially came to an end in Britain with the passing of the Witchcraft Act of 1736. But the majority of people continued to fear witches and put their faith in magic. Owen Davies here traces the history of witchcraft and magic from 1736 to 1951, when the passing of the Fraudulent Mediums Act finally erased the concept of witchcraft from the statute books. This original study examines the extent to which witchcraft, magic and fortune-telling continued to influence the thoughts and actions of the people of England and Wales in a period when the forces of "progress" are often thought to have vanquished such beliefs.

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature Author Katharine Mary Briggs
ISBN-10 0415286018
Year 2002
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Capricious and vengeful, or beautiful and generous, they've held us in thrall for generations. And on a summer's morn, as the dew dries softly on the grass, if you kneel and look under a toadstool, well ...

Taking It Like a Man

Taking It Like a Man Author David Savran
ISBN-10 9781400822461
Year 1998-03-30
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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From the Beat poets' incarnation of the "white Negro" through Iron John and the Men's Movement to the paranoid masculinity of Timothy McVeigh, white men in this country have increasingly imagined themselves as victims. In Taking It Like a Man, David Savran explores the social and sexual tensions that have helped to produce this phenomenon. Beginning with the 1940s, when many white, middle-class men moved into a rule-bound, corporate culture, Savran sifts through literary, cinematic, and journalistic examples that construct the white man as victimized, feminized, internally divided, and self-destructive. Savran considers how this widely perceived loss of male power has played itself out on both psychoanalytical and political levels as he draws upon various concepts of masochism--the most counterintuitive of the so-called perversions and the one most insistently associated with femininity. Savran begins with the writings and self-mythologization of Beat writers William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac. Although their independent, law-defying lifestyles seemed distinctively and ruggedly masculine, their literary art and personal relations with other men in fact allowed them to take up social and psychic positions associated with women and racial minorities. Arguing that this dissident masculinity has become increasingly central to U.S. culture, Savran analyzes the success of Sam Shepard as both writer and star, as well as the emergence of a new kind of action hero in movies like Rambo and Twister. He contends that with the limited success of the civil rights and women's movements, white masculinity has been reconfigured to reflect the fantasy that the white male has become the victim of the scant progress made by African Americans and women. Taking It Like a Man provocatively applies psychoanalysis to history. The willingness to inflict pain upon the self, for example, serves as a measure of men's attempts to take control of their situations and their ambiguous relationship to women. Discussing S/M and sexual liberation in their historical contexts enables Savran to consider not only the psychological function of masochism but also the broader issues of political and social power as experienced by both men and women.