A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and by John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

Seriously look into how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian culture

A Sea of reports: The Shaping energy of Narrative in homosexual and Lesbian Cultures: A Festschrift for John P. De Cecco is an unforgettable selection of own narratives that explores the historic, mental, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in destinations starting from Nazi Germany to Colorado. many of the favourite authors during this assortment comprise David Bergman, Louis group, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. students in homosexual and lesbian reports, political events, cultural reports, and narratology, and somebody drawn to homosexual background should want to discover those fascinating narratives on themes resembling intercourse and sin within the South, promoting homosexual literature earlier than Stonewall, turning out to be up homosexual in India, and the tale of an interracial male couple dealing with homophobic lack of understanding in a small town.

A Sea of reports additionally comprises artistic fiction and nonfiction love tales, battle tales, oral tales, and bibliographies, and a stunning post-Stonewell and post-modern narrative set on a South African seascape that tells the tale of 2 expert males and the potential for a kiss. for a whole record of contents, please stopover at our site at www.haworthpressinc.com.

This booklet will give you various narratives that hide a variety, together with:

  • memoirs of homosexual Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the 1st lesbian and homosexual publication membership in its wake
  • homophobia within the place of work and using coming-out tales to reinforce office variety
  • the institution of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake urban highschool that's seriously ruled by way of Mormons
  • gay literary background that examines the works of Langston Hughes in addition to Martin Duberman, Paul Monette, and Edmund White with regards to the lesbian 70s
  • creative nonfiction a few woman's love for one more lady, her lifelong buddy
  • Provincetown's extraordinary group reaction to the AIDS epidemic

    A selection of chapters written through the colleagues and previous scholars of John P. De Cecco, pioneering editor of the magazine of Homosexuality, A Sea of reports takes its identify from a word Dr. De Cecco utilized in his keynote handle to the “History and reminiscence” convention at Allegheny collage in 1997. This convention sparked the belief for this number of essays that study the gay adventure via ancient, mental, and sociological viewpoints and homosexuality in literature. those brave tales will help readers to grasp themselves extra deeply, to spot wih others, and to interpret homosexual and lesbian reviews in numerous narrative kinds.

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A n abbreviated catalog of fields of inquiry appears to be widely disparate and incommensurable: the neuroscientific analysis of brain function, the family dramas as described by Freud, the developing philosophy and psychology of consciousness and self, speech, communication, and psycholinguistics, Foucault's archeology of knowledge, literary theory and imaginative texts, and film and graphic arts. Should we therefore claim that one analysis has priority over all others, as has been sometimes claimed by both proponents of the biomedical and/ or the postmodern approaches?

Was it wrong for a younger woman to pursue a "nonegalitarian" relationship with an older, powerful male? Was it wrong for the President's wife to remain silent and loyal to a husband who publicly acknowledged extramarital sexual contact? Hemmed in by their "masculinist myopia" (Hawkesworth, 1996), they found the near absence of feminist and general public reaction inscrutable. Never questioning encrusted notions of sexuality and gender, they were left ranting and fuming, intoning the name and honor of the Constitution while trampling rights of privacy and due process.

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