Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City

By Rudolf Pell Gaudio

A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking area of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislations calls for strict separation of the sexes and diverse ideas of habit for ladies and males in nearly each aspect of lifestyles.

  • The first ethnographic examine of sexual minorities in Africa, and considered one of only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
  • Engagingly written, combining cutting edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, ancient texts, and well known media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry
  • Analyzes the social reviews and expressive tradition of ‘yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) in terms of neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century
  • Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the class of "Outstanding Monograph"

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Gravity (Young Adult Novels)

By Leanne Lieberman

Ellie Gold is an orthodox Jewish teen residing in Toronto within the past due eighties. Ellie has no doubts approximately her strict non secular upbringing till she falls in love with one other lady at her grandmother's cottage. conscious that homosexuality clashes with Jewish observance, Ellie feels pressured to both regulate her sexuality or depart her group. in the meantime, Ellie's mom, Chana, turns into confident she has a messianic position to play, and her sister, Neshama, chafes opposed to the constraints of her religion. Ellie is afraid there is not any technique to be either homosexual and Jewish, yet her mom and sister supply replacement ideas of God that aid Ellie discover a position for herself as a queer Jew.

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Snow Falls

By Gerri Hill

Jennifer Kincaid, on her solution to a writer’s workshop within the Colorado mountain city of Lake urban, will get misplaced and is stranded by way of an avalanche. Catherine Ryan-Barrett, operating from the celebrity and fortune of her kin identify, wishes not anything extra to spend the wintry weather by myself and sequestered in her excessive mountain cabin. She isn't ready for a celebration crasher. After spending months jointly, they shape an not going friendship that deepens even extra. yet after the spring thaw, Jen leaves and returns to her lifestyles in Santa Fe—and to the guy who desires to marry her. All she is familiar with of the girl who rescued her is her identify . . . Ryan.

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Mysterious Skin

By Scott Heim

At the age of 8 Brian Lackey is located bleeding less than the move slowly area of his residence, having persevered anything so stressful that he can't take note a complete five–hour interval of time.

in the course of the following years he slowly remembers information from that evening, yet those fragments will not be adequate to provide an explanation for what occurred to him, and he starts off to think that he could have been the sufferer of an alien come across. Neil McCormick is absolutely conscious of the occasions from that summer time of 1981. clever past his years, inquisitive about his constructing sexuality, Neil came upon what he looked as if it would be love and assistance from his baseball trainer. Now, ten years later, he's a teenage hustler, a terrorist of varieties, ignorant of the damaging course his lifestyles is taking. His recklessness is ruled through idealized thoughts of his trainer, stories that all at once switch whilst Brian involves Neil for aid and, finally, the truth.

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The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story

By A. Revathi, V. Geetha

We acquired stared at much. humans requested out loudly—some out of interest, others out of malice—whether we have been males or girls or ‘number nines’ or devadasis. numerous males made daring to the touch us, on our backs, on our shoulders. a few tried to snatch our breasts. ‘Original or duplicate?’ they shouted and hooted. At such moments I felt melancholy and questioned if there may ever be a fashion for us to reside with dignity and make a good residing. Revathi used to be born a boy, yet felt and behaved like a woman. In telling her existence tale, Revathi inspires marvellously the deep unease of being within the fallacious physique that plagued her from early life. To be actual to herself, to flee the consistent violence visited upon her by way of her relations and group, the village-born Revathi ran away to Delhi to hitch a home of hijras. Her lifestyles turned a huge sequence of harmful actual and emotional trips to develop into a lady and to discover love. the reality approximately Me is the unflinchingly brave and relocating autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule, persecution and violence either inside her domestic and out of doors to discover a lifetime of dignity.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

By Kathy Belge, Marke Bieschke

Teenager lifestyles is difficult sufficient with all the pressures teenagers face, yet for youths who're LGBT (lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even more durable. while do you decide to pop out? To whom? Will your folks settle for you? and the way in the world do you meet humans to date?

Queer is a funny, enticing, and sincere advisor that is helping LGBT youth pop out to family and friends, navigate their new LGBT social existence, work out if a overwhelm can be queer, and stand up opposed to bigotry and homophobia.

Queer also comprises own tales from the authors and sidebars on queer historical past. It’s a must-read for any youngster who thinks they may be queer—or is aware somebody who is.

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From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (Inalienable Rights Series)

By Martha C. Nussbaum

A extraordinary professor of legislation and philosophy on the college of Chicago, a prolific author and award-winning philosopher, Martha Nussbaum stands as certainly one of our most appropriate specialists on legislations, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. In From Disgust to Humanity, Nussbaum goals her significant highbrow firepower on the bulwark of competition to homosexual equality: the politics of disgust.

Nussbaum argues that disgust has lengthy been one of the basic motivations of these who're struggling with for criminal discrimination opposed to lesbian and homosexual electorate. while faced with same-sex acts and relationships, she writes, they adventure "a deep aversion corresponding to that encouraged by way of physically wastes, slimy bugs, and spoiled food--and then cite that very response to justify various felony regulations, from sodomy legislation to bans on same-sex marriage." Leon Kass, former head of President Bush's President's Council on Bioethics, even argues that this repugnance has an inherent "wisdom," guidance us clear of harmful offerings. Nussbaum believes that the politics of disgust has to be faced at once, for it contradicts the fundamental precept of the equality of all electorate lower than the legislations. "It says that the mere indisputable fact that you take place to make me are looking to vomit is cause adequate for me to regard you as a social pariah, denying you a few of your most elementary entitlements as a citizen." instead she bargains a "politics of humanity," dependent no longer only on admire, yet whatever similar to love, an uplifting imaginitive engagement with others, an lively attempt to determine the realm from their views, as fellow humans. Combining rigorous research of the prime constitutional situations with philosophical mirrored image approximately underlying techniques of privateness, appreciate, discrimination, and liberty, Nussbaum discusses matters starting from non-discrimination and same-sex marriage to "public sex." fresh landmark judgements recommend that the perspectives of nation and federal courts are moving towards a humanity-centered imaginative and prescient, and Nussbaum's strong arguments will unquestionably increase that cause.

Incisive, rigorous, and deeply humane, From Disgust to Humanity is a beautiful contribution to Oxford's exclusive Inalienable Rights series.

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Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985 (Norton Paperback)

By Adrienne Rich

That Adrienne wealthy is a not just a big American poet yet an incisive, compelling prose author is made transparent once more by means of this assortment, during which she maintains to discover the social and political context of her existence and art.

interpreting the connections among background and the mind's eye, ethics and motion, she explores the prospective meanings of being white, girl, lesbian, Jewish, and a usa citizen, either at this actual time and during the lens of the past.

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Genders (The New Critical Idiom)

The proposal of gender remains to be a critical factor in literary and cultural stories, with a value that crosses disciplinary limitations and provokes vigorous debate. during this totally revised and up-to-date moment variation, David Glover and Cora Kaplan supply a lucid and illuminating creation to ’gender’ and its implications, together with:

  • an review of the severe language and ideas surrounding gender from their ancient inception to modern debates
  • discussions of the key theorists within the box up to date and prolonged insurance of lesbian and queer conception
  • a new thesaurus of phrases necessary to an realizing of the talk on gender in modern idea.

With its remarkable breadth and intensity of assurance, this quantity deals not just a accomplished heritage of this complicated time period, but additionally exhibits its ongoing presence in literary and cultural thought and the recent instructions it really is taking.

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Gus Van Sant: His Own Private Cinema (Modern Filmmakers)

This incisive publication offers an in-depth severe and biographical research of the inventive variety of movie director Gus Van Sant.

• unique interviews carried out for the undertaking with movie pupil Peter Tonguette, movie editors Pietro Scalia and Vladis Oskarsdottir, and others

• images of Van Sant at paintings on his films

• an in depth bibliography of books that replicate the homosexual way of life and eclectic, inventive nature of Van Sant

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