Download E-books Homosexuality and Civilization PDF

By Louis Crompton

How have significant civilizations of the final millennia taken care of those that have been interested in their very own intercourse? In a story tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of gay women and men along a darker heritage of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of historical Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan. old Greek tradition celebrated same-sex love in heritage, literature, and artwork, making excessive claims for its ethical impact. in contrast, Jewish non secular leaders within the 6th century B.C.E. branded male homosexuality as a capital offense and, later, blamed it for the destruction of the biblical urban of Sodom. while those traditions collided in Christian Rome through the overdue empire, the tragic repercussions have been felt all through Europe and the recent global. Louis Crompton lines Church-inspired mutilation, torture, and burning of “sodomites” in sixth-century Byzantium, medieval France, Renaissance Italy, and in Spain below the Inquisition. yet Protestant professionals have been both dedicated to the execution of homosexuals within the Netherlands, Calvin’s Geneva, and Georgian England. the foundation reason used to be non secular superstition, abetted by means of political ambition and sheer greed. but from this cauldron of fears and wishes, homoerotic topics surfaced within the paintings of the Renaissance masters―Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Sodoma, Cellini, and Caravaggio―often intertwined with Christian motifs. Homosexuality additionally flourished within the courtroom intrigues of Henry III of France, Queen Christina of Sweden, James I and William III of britain, Queen Anne, and Frederick the good. Anti-homosexual atrocities devoted within the West distinction starkly with the extra tolerant traditions of pre-modern China and Japan, as published in poetry, fiction, and artwork and within the lives of emperors, shoguns, Buddhist monks, students, and actors. within the samurai culture of Japan, Crompton makes transparent, the party of same-sex love rivaled that of historical Greece. Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, Homosexuality and Civilization is a beautiful exploration of a wealthy and negative previous.

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Download E-books Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents PDF

The most vital basic texts on homosexuality in historical Greece and Rome are translated into smooth, specific English and picked up jointly for the 1st time during this finished sourcebook. masking an in depth period—from the earliest Greek texts within the past due 7th century b.c.e. to Greco-Roman texts of the 3rd and fourth centuries c.e.—the quantity comprises famous writings via Plato, Sappho, Aeschines, Catullus, and Juvenal, in addition to much less renowned yet hugely proper and interesting texts reminiscent of graffiti, comedian fragments, magical papyri, clinical treatises, and chosen creative proof. those fluently translated texts, including Thomas ok. Hubbard's worthy introductions, basically exhibit that there has been in truth not more consensus approximately homosexuality in historical Greece and Rome than there's today.

The fabric is prepared by way of interval and by way of style, permitting readers to contemplate chronological advancements in either Greece and Rome. person texts every one are awarded with a quick creation contextualizing them through date and, the place valuable, discussing their position inside a bigger paintings. bankruptcy introductions speak about questions of style and the ideological importance of the texts, whereas Hubbard's common creation to the amount addresses concerns equivalent to sexual orientation in antiquity, ethical judgments, category and beliefs, and lesbianism. With its wide, unexpurgated, and punctiliously knowledgeable presentation, this distinct anthology offers a vital point of view on homosexuality in classical antiquity.

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Download E-books Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920 (The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics) PDF

By Christopher Craft

In a examine that might be of curiosity to all these considering the politics of gender, the background of sexuality, and the erotics of examining, Christopher Craft investigates questions primary to any historical past of current sexualities. How does the trendy binary homosexual/heterosexual relate to previous formulations like "sexual inversion" and "sodomy"? What half does literature play within the improvement of such different types, or in a culture's resistance to them? And what are the consequences for the construction and upkeep of the presumed "natural" male heterosexual topic? How has male heterosexual subjectivity been validated as a bulwark opposed to the sights of a gay hope that's time and again incited through the very tradition that condemns it?

Craft examines the discourses of nineteenth-century psychiatry and sexology; a few of Freud's primary writings; and Tennyson's In Memoriam, Wilde's The significance of Being Earnest, Stoker's Dracula, and Lawrence's Women In Love.

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Download E-books After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics PDF

By James Penney

After Queer Theory makes the provocative declare that queer concept has run its path, made out of date through the elaboration of its personal common sense inside of capitalism. James Penney argues that faraway from signalling the tip of anti-homophobic feedback, in spite of the fact that, the tip of queer offers the party to reconsider the relation among sexuality and politics.

Through a serious go back to Marxism and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan), Penney insists that the right way to implant sexuality within the box of political antagonism is mockingly to desert the exhausted premise of a politicised sexuality.

After Queer Theory argues that it will be significant to wrest sexuality from the lifeless finish of id politics, beginning it as much as a common emancipatory fight past the achieve of capitalism's powers of commodification.

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Download E-books Beyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna Haraway PDF

By Margret Grebowicz

Feminist theorist and thinker Donna Haraway has considerably impacted suggestion on technological know-how, cyberculture, the surroundings, animals, and social kinfolk. This long-overdue quantity explores her impression on feminist idea and philosophy, paying specific recognition to her more moderen paintings on significant other species, instead of her "Manifesto for Cyborgs."

Margret Grebowicz and Helen Merrick argue that the continuing fascination with, and re-production of, the cyborg has overshadowed Haraway's broad physique of labor in ways in which run counter to her personal transdisciplinary practices. Sparked by way of their very own own "adventures" with Haraway's paintings, the authors provide readings of her texts framed via a chain of theoretical and political views: feminist materialism, viewpoint epistemology, radical democratic thought, queer thought, or even technology fiction. They situate Haraway's serious storytelling and "risky interpreting" practices as sorts of feminist method and realize her passionate engagement with "naturecultures" because the theoretical center using her paintings. Chapters situate Haraway as critic, theorist, biologist, feminist, historian, and slapstick comedian, exploring the whole variety of her identities and reflecting her dedication to embodying all of those modes simultaneously.

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Download E-books When Brothers Dwell in Unity: Byzantine Christianity and Homosexuality PDF

By Stephen Morris

Bankers? They have been to be forbidden communion, socially kept away from, denied church funerals, and never honored in the course of prayers for the lifeless. women and men  who devoted fornication or adultery? They have been forbidden communion for years. women and men who remarried after divorce or widowhood? They have been to be forbidden communion for years after which simply allowed communion on a number of holy days or even then in basic terms after weeks of sexual abstinence. males who had intercourse with different males? They have been to be denied communion for both 7 or 80 days.

Penances frequently connected to heterosexual sins--including remarriage after divorce or widowhood--have consistently been even more critical than these for a number of gay acts or relationships. simply as Byzantine church buildings have stumbled on how you can accommodate sequential marriages and different habit as soon as stridently condemned, this ebook argues, it really is attainable for Byzantine Christianity to make pastoral lodgings for homosexual relationships and same-sex marriage.

What such a lot disturbed monastic leaders was once adolescent men being authorized as newbies; grownup males have been thought of not able to manage their sexual wishes for those "beautiful boys." John Chrysostom, the Archbishop of Constantinople (397-407), virulently denounced homosexuality, yet used to be nearly the single Byzantine cleric to take action and will have merely performed so as a result of unresolved guilt following possible sexual abuse as a pupil.

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Download E-books Five Minute Fantasies - 2 (Volume 2) PDF

By Jeremy Edwards

The 5 Minute Fantasies sequence deals arousing fiction for the discerning reader. Twenty erotic brief tales by means of bestselling authors together with Gwen Masters, Jeremy Edwards, Elizabeth Coldwell and Shanna Germain. Indulge, take pleasure in and are available again for extra with those 5 mins tales that might get you out of day mode and instantly into play mode!

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Download E-books Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism PDF

By Margaret Ward

Margaret Ward appears to be like at 3 Irish nationalist women's organisations - the women Land League, Inghinidhe na hEireann and Cumann na mBan - in her research of the contribution Irishwomen have made to the fight for nationwide independence. even if the 3 firms have been very varied, a standard subject matter emerges - that girls have by no means been visible as an self reliant strength in Irish political background. Mobilized in instances of main issue, they've been always excluded from positions of effect. This continues to be actual, regardless of minor concessions, of the Republican move within the past due Eighties.

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Download E-books Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America PDF

Charity and Sylvia is the intimate historical past of 2 traditional girls who lived in a unprecedented same-sex marriage through the early 19th century. in response to diaries, letters, and poetry, between different unique files, the study lines the women's lives in sharp aspect. Charity Bryant was once born in 1777 to a consumptive mom who died a month later. Raised in Massachusetts, Charity constructed right into a magnificent and strong-willed lady with a fondness for her personal intercourse. After being banished from her kin domestic by way of her father at age twenty, she traveled all through Massachusetts, operating as a instructor, making intimate girl pals, and turning into the topic of gossip anyplace she lived. At age twenty-nine, nonetheless defiantly unmarried, Charity visited buddies in Weybridge, Vermont. There she met Sylvia Drake, a pious and studious younger lady whose relatives had moved to the frontier village after wasting their Massachusetts farm throughout the Revolution. the 2 quickly grew to become so inseparable that Charity made up our minds to hire rooms in Weybridge. Sylvia got here to affix her on July three, 1807, starting a forty-four yr union that lasted until eventually Charity's dying.

Over the years, the ladies got here to be well-known as a married couple, or anything love it. Charity took the function of husband, and Sylvia of spouse, in the marriage. respected via their group, Charity and Sylvia operated a tailor store making use of many neighborhood ladies, served as guiding lighting inside their church, and took part in elevating multiple hundred nieces and nephews. so much amazing, all of the whereas the sexual capability in their union remained an open mystery, cloaked in silence to maintain their reputations. the tale of Charity and Sylvia overturns cutting-edge traditional knowledge that same-sex marriage is a latest innovation, and divulges that early the US was once either extra varied and extra accommodating than smooth society imagines.

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Download E-books Transvestism, Transsexualism in the Psychoanalytic Dimension (The International Psychoanalytical Association Controversies in Psychoanalysis Series) PDF

'From time to time we hearken to a few curious perspectives on psychoanalysis as an quaint and dead self-discipline, extra very important from an old point of view than as a device for figuring out human lifestyles in its basic and pathological dimensions, in addition to a good healing device. This booklet on transsexualism and transvestism exhibits precisely how psychoanalysis can replicate, talk about, discussion and formulate worthwhile insights on some of the most difficult occasions that these days confront all participants of the psychological well-being group. Giovanna Ambrosio assembled this team of wonderful analytic thinkers, them all with deep adventure within the box of human sexuality, and requested them to give a contribution either to the try out of realizing those rather new different types of expression of human sexuality and what sort of interrelations psychoanalysis can provide. my very own event within the supervision of analytic psychotherapy with those sufferers indicates me how at the same time tricky and engaging is the adventure of every analyst or therapist who makes an attempt to regard these sufferers. all of the major parts are highlighted during this most respected and considerate ebook which I strongly suggest and which indicates once more the intense paintings conducted by means of the IPA's Committee on girls and Psychoanalysis.'- Claudio Eizirik, President foreign Psychoanalytical AssociationContributors: Jacqueline Amati-Mehler, Simona Argentieri, Colette Chiland, Domenico di Ceglie, Eulalia Torras de Bea, Estela V. Welldon

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