The Politics of Passion

Author: Gloria Wekker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231131629
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

The Politics of Passion centers on an old institution among the Afro-Surinamese working class in which women have multiple sexual relationships with both men and women. These women reject marriage because of the bonds of dependency it fosters, preferring to create their own families of kin, lovers, and children. Gloria Wekker analyzes this phenomenon, known as mati work, as she vividly describes the lives of Afro-Surinamese women. She gives an account of women's sexuality that is not limited to either heterosexuality or same-sex sexuality. Her work offers new perspectives on black women's sexuality, the lives of Caribbean women, transnational gay and lesbian movements, and an Afro-Surinamese tradition that challenges conventional Western notions of marriage, gender, and sexuality. By foregrounding the voices of Afro-Surinamese women, Wekker illuminates these women's daily lives in light of the changes occurring in Surinamese society. She also considers the historical, religious, psychological, economic, linguistic, cultural, and political elements that have shaped their lives. The book concludes with stories of women who have migrated to the Netherlands, where they have created new, vibrant mati communities.

Feminist Ethnography

Author: Dána-Ain Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759122468
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Social Science

A timely “problem-based” approach to the history and application of feminist ethnography, this text features over 25 Essentials (excerpts from key texts) and 25 Spotlights (interviews with contemporary feminist ethnographers) and is guided by critical questions about feminist methods as well as debates and challenges in the field.

Sex in Transition

Author: Amanda Lock Swarr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438444062
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Social Science

Argues that South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation relied on an unexamined but interrelated system of sexed oppression that was at once both rigid and flexible.

Black Sexualities

Author: Juan Battle
ISBN: UOM:39076002852866
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Contains twenty articles in which various authors explore issues in the field of Black sexualities, covering identity theories and frameworks; descriptions, depictions, and responses; citizenship, activism, and legal dynamics; systemic and personal stresses; and the life course .

metamorphosen 23 Queer

Author: Eva Tepest
Publisher: metamorphosen im Verbrecher Verlag
ISBN: 9783957323729
Release Date: 2019-02-04
Genre: Literary Criticism

Was sind queere Narrative? In welchem Verhältnis stehen Sprache, Repräsentation und queere Körperlichkeit? Gibt es queere Tabuthemen? Ist queere Literatur zwangsläufig Aktionismus? Also queere Literatur als Littérature engagée? Wir schlängeln uns mit unserer neuen Ausgabe durch Farben und Formen queerer Literatur, stürzen uns ins Begehren und Nicht-Begehren, besiedeln Vielfältigkeit und verknüpfen Singularitäten – queer, kritisch, und beautifully eccentric!

Unsere Verabredung mit dem Leben

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 9783426407554
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Da wir nicht getrennt von der Welt leben und die Welt nicht getrennt von uns existiert, geschieht echte Friedensarbeit im Herzen der Menschen, an jedem Ort und in jedem Augenblick. Denn erst eine friedfertige innere Haltung bereitet den Weg zu einem friedlichen Miteinander. Unsere Verabredung mit dem Leben von Thich Nhat Hanh: im eBook erhältlich!