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Gay Studies

  • Prayers for Bobbyby Leroy Aarons

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But... more...

  • Queer Japaneseby Hideko Abe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Abe presents a comprehensive picture of the linguistic strategies employed by Japanese sexual minorities in various social contexts, from magazine advice columns to bars to text messaging on cell phones to private homes. more...

  • The Lesbian and Gay Studies Readerby Henry Abelove

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics-- The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such... more...

  • Are Girls Necessary?by Julie Abraham

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Are girls necessary?'' asks Julie Abraham in this provocative study of 20th-century lesbian writing. Examining the development of lesbian writing in English across the 20th Century, Abraham identifies a shift from this ``romance'' model to a more complicated ``history'' model. The great modernists, Woolf and Stein, as well as... more...

  • Hollywood Bohemiansby Brett L. Abrams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    Between 1917 and 1941, Hollywood studios, gossip columnists and novelists featured an unprecedented number of homosexuals, cross-dressers, and adulterers in their depictions of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. Actress Greta Garbo defined herself as the ultimate serial bachelorette. Screenwriter Mercedes De Acosta engaged in numerous lesbian relationships... more...

  • Queering Anarchismby Martha Ackelsberg; Deric Shannon; J. Rogue; C.B. Daring; Abbey Volcano

    AK Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    A wrench in the gears of sexual politicstwenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond. more...

  • When Heroes Loveby Susan Ackerman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...

  • Queer Cityby Peter Ackroyd

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96 US$ 20.00

    In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way ? through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (?wolf dens? or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries.... more...

  • Global Emergence Of Gay & Lesbian Polby Barry Adam

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Since the Stonewall rebellion in 1969, gay and lesbian movements have  grown from small outposts in a few major cities to a worldwide mobilization. This book brings together stories of the emergence and growth of movements in more than a dozen nations on five continents, with a comparative look that offers insights for both activists and those... more...

  • Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexualityby Amy Adamczyk

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    Public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially around the world. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, people in many other countries find homosexuality unacceptable. What creates such big differences in attitudes? This book shows that cross-national differences in opinion can be explained by the strength... more...