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Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback): Melanie Judge Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback)
Melanie Judge 2
R345 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R24 (7%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities increasingly secure legal recognition across the globe, these formal equality gains are contradicted by the continued presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political pressure point for contestations of identity and power within wider systems of global and local inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence constitute subjectivities that enact violence and that are rendered vulnerable to it, as well as shaping political possibilities to act against violence. Blackwashing Homophobia critiques prevailing discourses through which violence and its targets are normatively understood, exploring the knowledge regimes in which multiple forms of othering are both reproduced and/or resisted.

This book draws on primary research on lesbian subjectivity and violence in South Africa examining the intersections of sexual, gender, race and class identities, and the contemporary politics of violence in a postcolonial context:

  • What are the contending ways of knowing homosexuals and the violence they face?
  • How are the causes, characters, consequence of, and 'cures' for, violence constructed through such knowledges and what are their power effects?

The book explores these questions and their implications for how violence, as an instrument of power, might be countered. Blackwashing Homophobia is a timely intervention for theorising the discourse of homophobia-related violence and what it reveals and conceals, enables and hinders, in relation to queer identities and political imaginaries in times of violence. The book's interdisciplinary approach to the topic will appeal to social and political scientists, philosophers and psychology professionals, as well as to advanced psychology undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family (Paperback, Film tie-in edition): Garrard Conley Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)
Garrard Conley 1
R294 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R100 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON `A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You `A brilliant memoir' Guardian The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

The Women's Atlas (Paperback): Joni Seager The Women's Atlas (Paperback)
Joni Seager 1
R434 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R88 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World events demonstrate that equality for women isn't only a women's issue: when women fulfil their potential, everyone benefits. Completely updated and redesigned, this new edition of Joni Seager's award-winning classic illustrates how women live across continents and cultures, and charts the status of women worldwide - the advances they have made and the distances still to be travelled. With vivid graphics and pithy text, it is a comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today.; Topics include:; Gender equality * Literacy and information technology * Feminism * Beauty * Work and the global economy * Changing households * Domestic violence * Refugees * LGBTQ rights * Government and power * Motherhood

Queer Objects (Paperback): Chris Brickell, Judith Collard Queer Objects (Paperback)
Chris Brickell, Judith Collard
R899 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R106 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories we wear, and the analogue and digital technologies we use to communicate with one another. But what makes an object queer? The sixty-three chapters in Queer Objects consider this question in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender communities across time, cultures and space. In this unique international collaboration, well-known and newer writers traverse world history to write about items ranging from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and Roman artefacts to political placards, snapshots, sex toys and the smartphone. Fabulous, captivating, transgressive. -- .

Officer Clemmons - A Memoir (Hardcover): Francois Clemmons Officer Clemmons - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Francois Clemmons
R621 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Andre Bartlett Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Andre Bartlett
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Oktober 2015 het die Algemene Sinode van die NG Kerk ’n merkwaardige besluit oor selfdegeslagverhoudings geneem. Die besluit het erkenning gegee aan sulke verhoudings en dit vir predikante moontlik gemaak om gay en lesbiese persone in die eg te verbind. Ook die selibaatsvereiste wat tot op daardie stadium vir gay predikante gegeld het, is opgehef. Met hierdie besluit het die NG Kerk die eerste hoofstroomkerk in Suid-Afrika en Afrika geword wat totale gelykwaardige menswaardige behandeling van alle mense, ongeag seksuele oriëntasie, erken – en is gedoen wat slegs in ’n handjievol kerke węreldwyd uitgevoer is. Die besluit het egter gelei tot groot konsternasie. Verskeie appčlle en beswaargeskrifte is ingedien, distriksinodes het hulle van die besluit distansieer, en in die media was daar volgehoue kritiek en debat.

Queer Theory: An Introduction - An Introduction (Paperback): Annamarie Jagose Queer Theory: An Introduction - An Introduction (Paperback)
Annamarie Jagose
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The political and academic appropriation of the term queer over the last several years has marked a shift in the study of sexuality from a focus on supposedly essential categories as gay and lesbian to more fluid or queer notions of sexual identity. Yet queer is a category still in the process of formation. In Queer Theory, Annamarie Jagose provides a clear and concise explanation of queer theory, tracing it as part of an intriguing history of same-sex love over the last century.

Blending insights from prominent theorists such as Judith Butler and David Halperin, Jagose argues that queer theory's challenge is to create new ways of thinking, not only about fixed sexual identities such as heterosexual and homosexual, but also about other supposedly essential notions such as sexuality and gender and even man and woman.

Good Boy - My Life in Seven Dogs (Hardcover): Jennifer Finney Boylan Good Boy - My Life in Seven Dogs (Hardcover)
Jennifer Finney Boylan
R631 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family (Paperback, Edition): Garrard Conley Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family (Paperback, Edition)
Garrard Conley 1
R359 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R117 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON `A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You `A brilliant memoir' Guardian The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Tasty Pride - 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community (Hardcover): Tasty, Jesse Szewczyk Tasty Pride - 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community (Hardcover)
Tasty, Jesse Szewczyk
R599 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bettyville (Paperback): George Hodgman Bettyville (Paperback)
George Hodgman 1
R279 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R37 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'OUR FAVOURITE READS OF 2016' THE TIMES | A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A BOOK THAT HAS YOU EMAILING FRIENDS "YOU HAVE TO READ THIS"' The Sunday Times - 'A WARM AND POIGNANT MEMOIR' Daily Express - 'WITHOUT A DOUBT MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR' Nathan Lane, Wall Street Journal Signed by Paramount for TV starring Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine & Tony-winner Matthew Broderick A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother with dementia - a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself-an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook-in a head-on collision with his ageing mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure-the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town-crumbling but still colourful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return.

God, Gay, Genade (Afrikaans, Paperback): Retha Benade God, Gay, Genade (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Retha Benade
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 31 - 36 working days

Hoekom is ek so, wat is fout met my? Ek kan nie regtig met iemand hieroor praat nie. Ek sien nie kans vir die verwerping, spot en veroordeling nie. Wanneer my ouers, vriende en familie dit uitvind, hoe gaan hulle reageer? Wat dink God van alles, waar pas Hy in? Hoekom straf Hy my so? Ek bly liewers stil en leef ’n lewe van leuens.

Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir:

  • Die wat anti-gay is (ouers, familie, vriende, kerkleiers) en nie besef watter bloedspoor gelos word deur die misbruik van die Skrifte, mites en ongevoelige uitsprake teenoor gay mense nie.
  • Die gelowige gay mens wat met sy of haar seksualiteit sukkel en hopelik aangespoor sal word om hulleself te aanvaar.
  • Die pro-gay mense (ouers, familie, vriende, kerkleiers) wat swaar dra in die proses om die gay mens te beskerm.
Queer (Paperback): David J. Getsy Queer (Paperback)
David J. Getsy
R489 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R101 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies. There has never been an anthology of artists' writings like Queer. It is an antidote to assimilation, a call for radical creativity, and a recipe for artistic revolution. - Richard Meyer, Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University Rather than a book of queer theory for artists, this is a book of artists' queer tactics and infectious concepts. In the first such anthology to be centred on artists' writings, numerous conversations about queer practice are brought together from diverse individual, social and cultural contexts. Together these texts describe and examine the ways in which artists have used the concept of queer as a site of political and institutional critique, as a framework to develop new families and histories, as a spur to action, and as a basis from which to declare inassimilable difference. Artists surveyed include: Nayland Blake, Gregg Bordowitz, Leigh Bowery, AA Bronson, AK Burns, Giuseppe Campuzano, Tee Corinne, Barbara DeGenevieve, Dyke Action Machine!, Elmgreen & Dragset, Nicole Eisenman, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Simon Fujiwara, Malik Gaines, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Sunil Gupta, Hahn Thi Pham, Harmony Hammond, Sharon Hayes, Hudson, Roberto Jacoby, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Mahmoud Khaled, Zoe Leonard, Lesbian Avengers, Catherine Lord, Ma Liuming, LTTR, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Carlos Motta, Ocana, Helio Oiticica, Catherine Opie, Marlon Riggs, Emily Roysdon, Prem Sahib, Assoto Saint, Tejal Shah, Amy Sillman, Jack Smith, AL Steiner, Wolfgang Tillmans, Toxic Titties, Danh Vo, David Wojnarowicz, Wu Tsang, Yan Xing, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Akram Zaatari and Sergio Zevallos

In the Dream House - A Memoir (Hardcover): Carmen Maria Machado In the Dream House - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Carmen Maria Machado
R599 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R124 (21%) In stock
The Postcolonial Animal - African Literature and Posthuman Ethics (Paperback): Evan Maina Mwangi The Postcolonial Animal - African Literature and Posthuman Ethics (Paperback)
Evan Maina Mwangi
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite the central role that animals play in African writing and daily life, African literature and African thinkers remain conspicuously absent from the field of animal studies. The Postcolonial Animal: African Literature and Posthuman Ethics demonstrates the importance of African writing to animal studies by analyzing how postcolonial African writing-including folktales, religion, philosophy, and anticolonial movements-has been mobilized to call for humane treatment of nonhuman others. Mwangi illustrates how African authors grapple with the possibility of an alternative to eating meat, and how they present postcolonial animal-consuming cultures as shifting toward an embrace of cultural and political practices that avoid the use of animals and minimize animal suffering. The Postcolonial Animal analyzes texts that imagine a world where animals are not abused or used as a source of food, clothing, or labor, and that offer instruction in how we might act responsibly and how we should relate to others-both human and nonhuman-in order to ensure a world free of oppression. The result is an equitable world where even those who are utterly foreign to us are accorded respect and where we recognize the rights of all marginalized groups.

Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide - A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020 (Paperback): Kate Charlesworth Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide - A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020 (Paperback)
Kate Charlesworth 1
R540 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R110 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. In 1950, when Kate was born, male homosexuality carried a custodial sentence. But female homosexuality had never been an offence in the UK, effectively rendering lesbians even more invisible than they already were-often to themselves. Growing up in Yorkshire, the young Kate had to find role models wherever she could, in real life, books, film and TV. Sensible Footwear is a fascinating history of how post-war Britain transformed from a country hostile towards `queer' lives to the LGBQTI+ universe of today, recording the political gains and challenges against a backdrop of personal experience: realising her own sexuality, coming out to her parents, embracing lesbian and gay culture, losing friends to AIDS. Kate's ex-navy dad said to her: `You shouldn't have told her, love... you should have just told me.' But it turned out her mother might have known a bit more about life, too.

Lendetaal - Homoerotiek in Die Kunste En in Die Letterkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hennie Aucamp Lendetaal - Homoerotiek in Die Kunste En in Die Letterkunde (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hennie Aucamp
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Lendetaal gee Hennie Aucamp sy perspektief op vrae rondom kwessies oor homoerotiek in die kunste en in die letterkunde. Onder die afdeling "Kuns" word daar gekyk na die manlike naakt in fotografie, die voorstelling van die jong seun in die kunste en hoe gay kunstenaars die lyntekening in die verkenning van erotiese sones ontgin. Die afdeling "Skrywers en individuele werke" is 'n kort historiese oorsig van die hantering van homoseksualiteit in literatuur. Skrywers soos Stephen Spender, C. Louis Leipoldt, Christopher Isherwood en Edmund White word belig en daar word aandag gegee aan gay stereotipes soos die cowboy in die kortverhaal "Brokeback Mountain". In "Bloemlesings" gee Aucamp onder andere 'n hipotetiese keur van gay verhale. Die laaste afdeling, "Egodokumente", bespreek beroemde mense se dagboeke en daar word afskeid geneem van Lucas Malan.

Amigas y Amantes - Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family (Paperback): Katie L Acosta Amigas y Amantes - Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family (Paperback)
Katie L Acosta
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Amigas y Amantes (Friends and Lovers) explores the experiences of sexually nonconforming Latinas in the creation and maintenance of families. It is based on forty-two in-depth ethnographic interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ). Additionally, it draws from fourteen months of participant observation at LBQ Latina events that Katie L. Acosta conducted in 2007 and 2008 in a major northeast city. With this data, Acosta examines how LBQ Latinas manage loving relationships with the families who raised them, and with their partners, their children, and their friends. Acosta investigates how sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate cultural expectations, combat compulsory heterosexuality, and reconcile tensions with their families. She offers a new way of thinking about the emotion work involved in everyday lives, which highlights the informal, sometimes invisible, labour required in preserving family ties. Acosta contends that the work LBQ Latinas take on to preserve connections with biological families, lovers, and children results in a unique way of doing family. Paying particular attention to the negotiations that LBQ Latinas undertake in an effort to maintain familial order, Amigas y Amantes explores how they understand femininity, how they negotiate their religious faiths, how they face the unique challenges of being in interracial/interethnic relationships, and how they raise their children while integrating their families of origin.

Diary of a Drag Queen (Paperback): Crystal Rasmussen, Tom Rasmussen Diary of a Drag Queen (Paperback)
Crystal Rasmussen, Tom Rasmussen
R401 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secret Historian - The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade (Paperback): Justin... Secret Historian - The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade (Paperback)
Justin Spring
R437 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A finalist for the 2010 National Book Award
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, "Secret Historian "is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail.
After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros.
Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow--but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, "Secret Historian "is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation.

My Desire for History - Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History (Paperback, New edition): Allan Berube My Desire for History - Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History (Paperback, New edition)
Allan Berube; Edited by Estelle B. Freedman
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change. |This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. D'Emilio and Freedman have selected sixteen of his most important essays which provide a retrospective on Berube's life and work while documenting the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

Stone Motel - Memoirs of a Cajun Boy (Hardcover): Morris Ardoin Stone Motel - Memoirs of a Cajun Boy (Hardcover)
Morris Ardoin
R654 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy is the story of a gay preteen, his seven siblings, their violent father, overwhelmed mother, unstoppable grandmother, and the sordid array of customers they encounter at their family's roadside motel, situated in the hot, prairie town of Eunice, Louisiana. When half of the motel burns in a Christmastime fire, the family scrambles to get back on their feet and get things moving again. The fire rekindles the father's long-repressed violent nature, and while he attacks several of his children, he reserves his most ferocious beatings for his second son whom he feels needs "fixing." When they were not working at the Stone Motel, Morris Ardoin and his siblings played canasta, an "old ladies" card game, which provided a refuge from the blistering summer sun and helped them avoid their mercurial father, a man unable to shake the horrors he had experienced as a child and, later, as a soldier. In this memoir, Ardoin provides an episodic narrative, detailing the sweet, sometimes awkward, often funny memories of his family, but moves beyond the personal to also document Louisiana life in the 1960s and 1970s. Through his descriptions of the regional French dialect spoken by his elders, to nostalgic images of places lost to time and progress, a unique portrait of a small community in Cajun Louisiana unfolds. Moving from childhood into adulthood, Ardoin's story speaks to what shapes a life-location, culture, language, heritage, and family.

A Little Gay History - Desire and Diversity across the World (Paperback): R.B. Parkinson A Little Gay History - Desire and Diversity across the World (Paperback)
R.B. Parkinson
R289 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R56 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first `lesbian'? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily `gay'? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. Explored are the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?

Rust Belt Femme (Hardcover): Raechel Anne Jolie Rust Belt Femme (Hardcover)
Raechel Anne Jolie
R596 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Becoming - Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC's Hannibal (Paperback): Kavita Mudan Finn, E. J. Nielsen Becoming - Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC's Hannibal (Paperback)
Kavita Mudan Finn, E. J. Nielsen
R859 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R78 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The NBC series Hannibal has garnered both critical and fan acclaim for its cinematic qualities, its complex characters, and its innovative reworking of Thomas Harris's mythology so well-known from Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs (1991) and its variants. The series concluded late in 2015 after three seasons, despite widespread fan support for its continuation. While there is a healthy body of scholarship on Harris's novels and Demme's film adaptation, little critical attention has been paid to this newest iteration of the character and narrative. Hannibal builds on the serial killer narratives of popular procedurals, while taking them in a drastically different direction. Like critically acclaimed series such as Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, it makes its viewers complicit in the actions of a deeply problematic individual and, in the case of Hannibal, forces them to confront that complicity through the character of Will Graham. The essays in Becoming explore these questions of authorship and audience response as well as the show's themes of horror, gore, cannibalism, queerness, and transformation. Contributors also address Hannibal's distinctive visual, auditory, and narrative style. Concluding with a compelling interview with series writer Nick Antosca, this volume will both entertain and educate scholars and fans of Hannibal and its many iterations.

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