This book examines the conversations around gendered mental health in contemporary Western media culture. It traces a turn to sadness in women’s media culture and shows that it emerged indirectly as a result of a culture overtly focused on happiness.
This book offers a unique understanding of African American populations and their articulation of sexuality and race by introducing a comprehensive sexological model, Black Sexual Epistemology. Chapters identify and introduce a sex-positive and comprehensive sexological model, Black Sexual Epistemology, through which Black sexuality can be understood and navigated in the contemporary era.
This book explores how issues of disability, broadly construed, have been and continue to be incorporated into Black activism, from the 1970s to the present. It identifies common qualities of Black disability politics and provides praxis-based approaches for enacting these politics in contemporary social justice work. Schalk argues that the work of Black disability politics not only exist, but are essential to the future of Black liberation movements.
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been slow to prepare for, adapt to, and mitigate the COVID-19 health crisis and its impacts on governance, economics, security, and rights. This book examines a range of national and localized responses to gender-specific issues around COVID’s health impact and the economic fallout and resulting social vulnerabilities, including the magnified marginalization of Syrian refugees; the inequitable treatment of migrant workers in Bahrain; and the inadequate implementation of gender-based violence legislation in Morocco.
This book examines contexts, practices, and activism on issues of gender violence at the intersections of online and public spaces. Close attention is paid to the difficult issues highlighted when prior conceptions of basic foundations such as public space, individual rights, and professional responsibility are confronted by new examples that further trouble the boundaries of long-held frameworks of legal, social, professional understanding, and even our comprehension of the "real."
When Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples By Linda Tuhiwai Smith was first published it ignited a passion for research change that respected Indigenous peoples, knowledges and campaigned to reclaim indigenous ways of knowing and being. Twenty years on this collection celebrates the positive, shifting ground and demonstrates a breadth and depth of how Indigenous writers are shaping the post-colonial research worlds today.
Initially rejected by most colleges and universities, queer history was sustained for many years by community-based contributors and audiences. This book charts the evolution of queer historical interventions in the academic sphere and explores the development of publicly oriented queer historical scholarship.
Triangulating insights from queer studies, disability studies, and rhetorical studies, this book explores what silence can mean for people whose bodyminds signify more powerfully than their words. It urges queer activists and queer studies scholars to reconcile with their own ableism by acknowledging the liberatory potential of silence, a mode of engagement that disattached queers use every day for resistance, sociality, and survival.
This book turns our attention to openly queer and trans rappers and positions them within a longer Black queer musical lineage. Combining musical, textual, and visual analysis with reception history, this book reclaims queer involvement in hip hop by tracing the genre's beginnings within Black and Latinx queer music-making practices and spaces.
This book is a balanced collection of classic, conceptual, and experiential selections. The readings reflect the great diversity of women's experiences. Framework essays provide context and connections for students, while features like learning activities, ideas for activism, and questions for discussion provide a strong pedagogical structure for the readings.
This book traces how the social life of Black queer performance from the 1960s to the present animates the unfinished work of abolition. Both abolitionist manifesto and examination of how Black queer performance offers affective modulations of tough and tender love, this book calls for a critical reconsideration of the genre of prison literature--and the role of the humanities--during an age of mass incarceration.
This book shows us how current data practices reflect an incomplete account of LGBTQ lives and helps us understand how data biases are used to delegitimise the everyday experiences of queer people. Arming us with the tools for action, this book shows how greater knowledge about queer identities is instrumental in informing decisions about resource allocation, changes to legislation, access to services, representation and visibility.
This book challenges dominant theories of kinship that ignore the devastating impacts of chattel slavery, settler colonialism, and racialized nationalism on the bonds of Black and Indigenous people and people of color. It pushes the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of queer theory forward while opening up new paths for studying kinship.
A sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations. This book reveals how the authors of colonialism's written archives used language to both denigrate and erase Two-Spirit people from history. But the colonizers failed--and Indigenous resistance is core to this story. Reclaiming Two-Spirits amplifies their voices, reconnecting their history to Native nations in the 21st century.
This book is the culmination of three years of research into sexual violence policies and sexual consent education at post-secondary institutions across Canada. The prevalence of sexual violence has not changed in more than 30 years, and its reporting to police or school authorities has only waxed and waned over those years. In response, this book asks what can be done differently to reduce the number of victims and potential perpetrators?
This book surveys how and why the categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed, maintained, experienced, and transformed. It moves beyond simply discussing various forms of stratification and the impact on members of marginalized groups by providing a thorough discussion of how such systems of stratification are formed, perpetuated, and interconnected.
This book takes readers into the fraught terrain of solidarity organizing in settler colonial North America. The investigation grapples with a key tension: colonizing behaviours that result when white women centre their own goals and frameworks as they participate in activism with Indigenous women and groups. However, the book concludes with hope, offering a constructive framework for non-colonizing solidarity that can be applied in any context of unequal power.
This is the first book of its kind to focus specifically on queer male survivors of sexual assault and to devote particular attention to Black queer men. It expands approaches to studying sexual assault by considering a new group of survivors and by revealing that race, gender, and sexuality all remain essential for understanding how this violence is experienced.