Gay Histories and Cultures

Author: George E. Haggerty
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815318804
Format: PDF, Docs
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Author: Daniel Balderston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134788525
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

Gay Novels of Britain Ireland and the Commonwealth 1881 1981

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497246
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Arranged chronologically from the appearance of the first gay protagonist to works from the onset of the AIDS epidemic, in-depth entries discuss each book's publication history, plot and significance, along with a brief biography of its author. Including iconic works, this volume enlarges our understanding of the development of gay fiction and provides an essential reading list"--

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031334860X
Format: PDF
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In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

Author: Alex Hughes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415131863
Format: PDF
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More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading. The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562980
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

Gay American Novels 1870 1970

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625220
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examining the development of gay American fiction and providing an essential reading list, this literary survey covers 257 works—novels, novellas, a graphic story cycle and a narrative poem—in which gay and bisexual male characters play a major role. Iconic works, such as James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room and Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man, are included, along with titles not given attention by earlier surveys, such as Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring, Dashiel Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Julian Green’s Each in His Darkness, Ursula Zilinsky’s Middle Ground and David Plante’s The Ghost of Henry James. Chronological entries discuss each work’s plot, significance for gay identity, and publication history, along with a brief biography of the author.

Terrible Beauty A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022673X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.