Queer City

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448191394
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*** A Sunday Times Bestseller *** In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music and the horror of AIDS. Today, we live in an era of openness and tolerance and Queer London has become part of the new norm. Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.

Queer City

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ISBN: 9781223154039
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Contemporary British Queer Performance

Author: S. Greer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137027339
Size: 32.12 MB
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This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.

Frommer S Gay Lesbian Europe

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Publisher: Frommers
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Rates and describes the hot spots, attractions, nightlife, accommodations, local customs, nude beaches, and restaurants.

Queer Theology

Author: Gerard Loughlin
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631216070
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Queer Theology makes an important contribution to public debate about Christianity and sex. A remarkable collection of specially commissioned essays by some of the brightest and best of Anglo-American scholars Edited by one of the leading theologians working at the interface between religion and contemporary culture Reconceptualizes the body and its desires Enlarges the meaningfulness of Christian sexuality for the good of the Church Proposes that bodies are the mobile products of changing discourses and regimes of power.

The Myth Of The Modern Homosexual

Author: Rictor Norton
Publisher: Cassell
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Aims to demolish the conception that the homosexual is a distinctive species invented in the modern age. The text argues against social constructionist theories in lesbian and gay studies, proposing a case for the autonomy of queer identities and culture. It presents evidence that queers are part of a centuries-old history, possessing a unified historical and cultural identity.