By Marcella Althaus-Reid
There are those that visit homosexual bars and salsa golf equipment with rosaries of their wallet, and who make camp chapels in their dwelling rooms. Others input church buildings with love letters hidden of their baggage, simply because their desire for God and their want for romance refuse to slot into various booths. yet what goodness and righteousness can be triumphant when you are in love with an individual whom you're ecclesiastically now not speculated to love? the place is God in a salsa bar? The Queer God introduces a brand new theology from the margins of sexual deviance and fiscal exclusion. Its chapters on Bisexual Theology, Sadean holiness, homosexual worship in Brazil and Queer sainthood mark the hunt for a special face of God - the Queer God who demanding situations the oppressive powers of straight orthodoxy, whiteness and worldwide capitalism. encouraged by way of the transgressive areas of Latin American spirituality, the place the stories of slum childrens merge with Queer interpretations of grace and holiness, The Queer God seeks to disencumber God from the closet of conventional Christian concept, and to embody God's half within the lives of gays, lesbians and the negative. just a theology that dares to be radical can express us the presence of God in our occasions. The Queer God creates an idea of holiness that overcomes sexual and colonial prejudices and indicates how Queer Theology is finally the quest for God's personal deliverance. utilizing Liberation Theology and Queer conception, it exposes the sexual roots that underlie all theology, and takes the quest for God to new depths of social and sexual exclusion.
By James Penner
Pinks, Pansies, and Punks charts the development of masculinity inside American literary tradition from the Nineteen Thirties to the Seventies. Penner files the emergence of "macho criticism," and explores how debates approximately "hard" and "soft" masculinity prompted the category struggles of the Nineteen Thirties, anti-communism within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties, and the conflict among the previous Left and the recent Left within the Nineteen Sixties. through extending literary tradition to incorporate not only novels, performs, and poetry, yet diaries, journals, manifestos, screenplays, and essays on psychology and sociology, Penner unveils the multiplicity of gender attitudes that emerge in all of the many years he addresses. (2011)
By Sabrina Petra Ramet
Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a suite of specifically commissioned essays taking a go cultural and go ancient point of view at the topic. The booklet records the universality of gender reversals, with chapters starting from early Christianity as much as the current. It examines how gender reversals are sure up with taboo, and the way this underlies numerous spiritual and formality actions. Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures additionally exhibits how attitudes to gender-reversal can show a lot a couple of specific tradition. Anne Bolin, Elon university, Judith Ochshorn, collage of South Florida, Karen Torjesen, Claremont Graduate college, California, Julia Welch, Winfried Schleiner, Unive
By Nancy Folbre, Michael Bittman
The time we need to deal with each other, specially for our youngsters and our aged, is extra worthwhile to us than the rest on the planet. but we now have extra event accounting for funds than we do for time. during this quantity, prime specialists in research of time use from around the globe discover the interface among time use and relatives coverage. The participants: * exhibit how social associations restrict the alternatives that folks could make approximately how one can divide their time among paid and unpaid paintings* problem traditional surveys that supply simplistic measures of time spent in childcare or elder care* summarize empirical proof touching on developments in time dedicated to the care of relatives * debate methods of assigning a financial worth to this time. This informative and enlightening e-book is definitely researched, good inspiration via and good written. An very important learn for college students of feminist economics, sociology and gender reviews, the members right here argue that point isn't really cash, actually time is extra very important than funds.
By T. Frasca
During this revealing ebook Timothy Frasca uncovers the large cultural alterations that have taken position all through Latin the USA as a result of illness. He brings matters similar to sexuality, category, and spiritual ideals into the open for the 1st time. Compelling interviews with activists, individuals with AIDS, executive leaders, and church leaders-all exhibit how the epidemic has built. Frasca attracts classes from Latin the USA and the powerful activist involvement that succeeded in expanding executive assets to struggle the disorder. Tragic stories and gripping narratives are intermixed with the 1st set of entire epidemic facts from the continent, eagerly awaited by means of the area health and wellbeing group.
By Nancy J. Hirschmann
In Gender, category, and Freedom in glossy Political conception, Nancy Hirschmann demonstrates now not basically that sleek theories of freedom are liable to gender and sophistication research yet that they need to be analyzed when it comes to gender and sophistication on the way to be understood in any respect. via rigorous shut readings of significant and minor works of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Mill, Hirschmann establishes and examines the gender and sophistication foundations of the trendy knowing of freedom. construction on a social constructivist version of freedom that she constructed in her award-winning publication the topic of Liberty: towards a Feminist conception of Freedom, she makes in her new publication one other unique and demanding contribution to political and feminist concept. regardless of the prominence of "state of nature" rules in sleek political thought, Hirschmann argues, theories of freedom truly strengthen a social constructivist realizing of humanity. through rereading "human nature" in gentle of this perception, Hirschmann uncovers theories of freedom which are either extra traditionally exact and extra suitable to modern politics. Pigeonholing canonical theorists as proponents of both "positive" or "negative" liberty is traditionally erroneous, she demonstrates, simply because theorists set up either conceptions of freedom concurrently all through their paintings.