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By John Dececco Phd, Sonya L Jones

ISBN-10: 1560239557

ISBN-13: 9781560239550

Look at how narrative has formed homosexual and lesbian culture

A Sea of reports: The Shaping energy of Narrative in homosexual and Lesbian Cultures: A Festschrift for John P. De Cecco is an unforgettable number of own narratives that explores the old, mental, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in destinations starting from Nazi Germany to Colorado. many of the favorite authors during this assortment contain David Bergman, Louis staff, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. students in homosexual and lesbian reports, political pursuits, cultural reports, and narratology, and a person attracted to homosexual background may want to discover those fascinating narratives on subject matters resembling intercourse and sin within the South, promoting homosexual literature earlier than Stonewall, growing to be up homosexual in India, and the tale of an interracial male couple dealing with homophobic lack of expertise in a small town.

A Sea of reports additionally comprises artistic fiction and nonfiction love tales, warfare tales, oral tales, and bibliographies, and a gorgeous post-Stonewell and post-modern narrative set on a South African seascape that tells the tale of 2 specialist males and the potential for a kiss. for an entire record of contents, please stopover at our website at

This e-book provides you with numerous narratives that disguise a variety, together with:

  • memoirs of homosexual Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the 1st lesbian and homosexual publication membership in its wake
  • homophobia within the office and using coming-out tales to augment place of work range
  • the institution of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake urban highschool that's seriously ruled by means of Mormons
  • gay literary history that examines the works of Langston Hughes in addition to Martin Duberman, Paul Monette, and Edmund White when it comes to the lesbian 70s
  • creative nonfiction a couple of woman's love for an additional girl, her lifelong pal
  • Provincetown's awesome neighborhood reaction to the AIDS epidemic

    A selection of chapters written through the colleagues and previous scholars of John P. De Cecco, pioneering editor of the magazine of Homosexuality, A Sea of reports takes its identify from a word Dr. De Cecco utilized in his keynote tackle to the “History and reminiscence” convention at Allegheny university in 1997. This convention sparked the assumption for this choice of essays that study the gay event via ancient, mental, and sociological viewpoints and homosexuality in literature. those brave tales will support readers to grasp themselves extra deeply, to spot wih others, and to interpret homosexual and lesbian studies in numerous narrative kinds.

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54-55). This new generation joined those persecuted (survivors) in lives of secrecy and fear. Not until 1969 was Paragraph 175 revised from its 1935 revised form. This revision made homosexual intercourse among consenting adults legal. Only in March 1994, however, was Paragraph 175 finally eliminated, making both heterosexual and homosexual relations legally equal in their punish- The Historical Evolution of Our Stories 39 ment when engaged in with minors. In this time of more openness regarding issues of homosexuality, more gay and lesbian Holocaust survivors began to speak out.

Several years w i l l elapse before this information is published in English. 1 Although scholarly research has begun to evolve over the years, with more and more information being published, personal stories and oral accounts from gay and lesbian Holocaust survivors remain relatively few to date. No thorough study has yet been conducted on the fate of homosexuals in the occupied territories of the Reich, with the exception of Rob Tielman's manuscript The Persecution of Homosexuals in the Netherlands During the Second World War (1979), nor has any study discussed the policies of collaborating governments.

In the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France, homosexual acts of intercourse were illegal. Therefore, when the pink triangles were discovered in the camps, homosex- 38 A SEA OF STORIES uals were taken directly to prisons to serve out the remainder of their sentences handed down by the N S D A P courts. Time served in the concentration camps was not counted and upon final completion of the sentences, homosexuals could not look forward to any type of reparations as all the other prisoners who suffered under the hands of the National Socialists were.

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