Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
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Bronski, Michael (ed.)
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Critical Readings

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Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History: Critical Readings is an authoritative four-volume survey of the seminal essays on the subject from the last half century. It traces both the intellectual arc and larger theoretical implications of the field, including Queer Theory, which emerged from this scholarship in the early 1990s. Edited by Michael Bronski, a world-renowned, leading scholar in the field, the four volumes cover theory, the pre-modern period, the modern era and contemporary times. As well as substantial contextualizing editor introductions for each book, there are 64 individual essays included across the set, with relationships, identity, community, politics and LGBT around the world all key topics at the heart of this vital collection. This is an essential resource for all scholars interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and LGBT studies more generally.
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Michael Bronksi is Professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University, USA. His last book, You Can Tell Just by Looking and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (2013; co-authored with Ann Pelligrini and Michael Amico) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Best Non-Fiction. He is also the author of A Queer History of the United States (2011), which was awarded the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award for best LGBT book of 2010 by the American Library Association, as well as the Lambda Literary Award for the Best Non-Fiction Book of 2012. His other works include Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility (1984),The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Making of Gay Freedom (1998), and Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps (2003), which won a Lambda Literary Award for Best Anthology in 2004. Professor Bronski's 1996 anthology, Taking Liberties: Gay Men's Essays on Politics, Culture and Sex, won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Anthology in 1997. His work is included in over fifty anthologies and he currently edits the Queer Action / Queer Ideas series for Beacon Press. Bronski has been awarded the 1995 AIDS Action Committee Community Recognition Award for 20 years of journalism on gay and AIDS-related topics; the 1996 Cambridge Lavender Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award for journalism and political organizing; the 1999 The Martin Duberman Fellowship for scholarly research in LGBT studies, awarded by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York, USA; the 1999 Stonewall Award, in recognition for 'helping improve the lives and LGBT people in the United States' granted by the Anderson Prize Foundation; the 2004 Leadership Award from the D-GALA (Dartmouth Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association); and the 2008 Distinguished Lecturer Award granted by Dean of Faculty of Dartmouth College, USA.


Volume 1: Theories of New Understanding General Introduction Introduction 1. Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality, Gayle Rubin 2. The Straight Mind, Monique Wittig 3. Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence, Adrienne Rich 4. The Discovery of Sodomy, Mark Jordan 5. Toward a New Consciousness, Gloria Anzaldua 6. Matter of Whiteness, Richard Dyer 7. Toward a Butch-Femme Aesthetic, Sue-Ellen Chase 8. Nature of Sexual Inversion - Chapter Five in "Sexual Inversion" (Vol Two of "The Psychology of Sex"), Havelock Ellis 9. The Theory of Sexual Inversion - Chapter Six in "Sexual Inversion" (Vol Two of "The Psychology of Sex"), Havelock Ellis 10. Transgender History, Homonormativity, and Disciplinarity, Susan Stryker 11. The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman, Esther Newton 12. The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg 13. Passionlessness: An Interpretation of Victorian Sexual Ideology, 1790-1850, Nancy Cott 14. Women Alone Stir My Imagination': Lesbianism and the Cultural Tradition, Blanche Weisen Cook 15. A Long Line of Vendidas, Cherri Moraga 16. Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?, Cathy J. Cohen 17. Global Homocapitalism, Rahul Rao Volume 2: The Pre-Modern Period General Introduction Introduction 1. The Myth of Lesbian Impunity Capital Laws from 1270 to 1791, Louis Crompton 2. Mystical Acts, Queer Tendencies, Karma Lochrie 3. Woman-Woman Love in Islamic Societies, Stephen O. Murray 4. Mohammed, Courtly Love, And The Myth Of Western Heterosexuality, Susan Schibanoff 5. The First Medicalization: The Taxonomy and Etiology of Queerness in Classical Indian Medicine, Leonard Zwilling & Michael J Sweet 6. Love: The Contest Between Two Forces, Saikaku Ihara 7. Kukai and the Tradition of Male Love in Japanese Buddhism, Paul Schalow 8. The Politicization of Pederasty among the Colonial Yucatecan Maya, Paul Sigal 9. David and Jonathan, Susan Ackerman 10. Homosexuality and Warfare in Ancient Greece, Daniel Ogden 11. Priests of the Goddess: Gender Transgression in Ancient Religion, Will Roscoe 12. A Note on the Study of Homosexuality in the Arab/Islamic Civilization, As'Ad AbuKhalil 13. Transcending the Material World: Eunuchs and Angels, Kathryn Ringrose 14. "Lesbian-Like" and the Social History of Lesbianisms, J. Bennett 15. My Sister, My Spouse: Woman-Identified Women in Medieval Christianity, E. Matter 16. Like A City Ablaze: The Third Sex and the Creation of Sexuality in Jain Religious Literature, Leonard Zwilling & Michael J Sweet 17. The Effeminates of Early Medina, Everett K. Rowson Volume 3: The Modern Period General Introduction Introduction 1. Women, Wealth, Titles, and Power, Ifi Amadiume 2. Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body, Siobhan Somerville 3. The Apparitional Lesbian, Terry Castle 4. Male Homosexuality in Traditional Chinese Literature, Fang-fu Rua & Yung-mei Tsai 5. Sodom and Venice, Guido Ruggiero 6. The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, Valerie Traub 7. Woman Becomes Man in the Balkans, Rene Gremaux 8. The North American Berdache, Charles Callender & Lee M. Kochems 9. Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California, Deborah A. Miranda 10. Preface to Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, Rachel Hope Cleves 11. Things Fearful to Name": Sodomy and Buggery in Seventeenth Century New England, Bert F Oaks 12. Love's Labors Lost: Five Letters from a Seventeenth Century Portuguese Sodomite, Luiz Mott & Aroldo Assuncao 13. Male Homosexuality and Spiritism in the African Diaspora: The Legacies of a Link, James H. Sweet 14. Homosexual Offenses in Ch'ing Law, M.J. Meijer 15. 'Apostles of Civilized Vice": 'Immoral Practices' and 'Unnatural Vice' in South African Prisons and Compounds, 1890-1920, Zackie Achm