Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus

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33For evaluations of homosexual disgrace, mainly the convention, see Judith Halberstam, “Shame and White homosexual Masculinity,” Social textual content 23, 3–4, 84–85 (2005): 219–33; Hiriam Pérez, “You could have My Brown physique and devour It, Too! ” Social textual content 23, 3–4, 84–85 (2005): 171–91; and l. a. Fountain-Stokes, “Gay disgrace. ” For the reaction of convention organizers, see David M. Halperin and Valerie Traub, “Beyond homosexual Pride,” in homosexual disgrace, ed. David M. Halperin and Valerie Traub (Chicago: collage of Chicago Press, 2009), 3–40. 34Mavor, studying Boyishly, seventy one. 35Ibid. , seventy two. 36Carol Mavor, Black and Blue: The Bruising ardour of digital camera Lucida, los angeles Jetée, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour (Durham: Duke college Press, 2012), forty eight. 37Balderston, “Excluded center? ,” 195. 38José Quiroga, Tropics of hope: Interventions from Queer Latino the USA (New York: ny collage Press, 2000), 162. Quiroga is definitely now not the 1st, nor will he be the final, to assign a style to homosexual male subjectivity. earlier than him, Wayne Koestenbaum explored male homosexuality and opera within the Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the secret of hope (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993); D. A. Miller supplied a interpreting of the Broadway musical and male homosexuality in position for Us: Essay at the Broadway Musical (Cambridge, MA: Harvard collage Press, 1998); and extra lately Halperin explored the melodrama as an amazing area of male homosexuality in how you can Be homosexual. even though now not the objective of this examine, a brand new query arises: what, then, isn't really a homosexual style? that's, is there a style that may be excluded, or is there a style that's “lesbian” or “straight”? 39Balderston, “Excluded center? ,” 194. 40Margaret Wilkinson, “His Mother-Tongue: From Stuttering to Separation, a Case History,” magazine of Analytical Psychology forty six (2001): 266. 41Ernest Jones, The lifestyles and Works of Sigmund Freud, three vols. (New York: simple Books, 1953–57), 2: 183. 42Balderston, “Excluded heart? ,” 195. 43Mavor, examining Boyishly, 30. 44Balderston, “Excluded heart? ,” 195. 45Christina Wieland, “Human Longings and Masculine Terrors: Masculinity and Separatism from the Mother,” British magazine of Psychotherapy 22, 1 (2005): seventy two. 46Mavor, examining Boyishly, seventy two. 47Ibid. , sixty two. 48Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, trends (Durham: Duke collage Press, 1993), 157. 49Foster, “Queering the Patriarchy,” sixty five. 50Annie Potts, “‘The Essence of the difficult On’: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Cultural development of ‘Erectile Dysfunction,’” males and Masculinities three (2000): eighty five. 51Peter Lehman, “Crying over the Melodramatic Penis: Melodrama and Male Nudity within the movies of the 90s,” in Masculinity: our bodies, videos, tradition, ed. Peter Lehman (New York: Routledge, 2001), 27. 52Balderston, “Excluded heart? ,” 195. 53Jeffrey R. Guss, “Men, Anal intercourse, and wish: Who wishes What? ,” Psychoanalysis, tradition, and Society 12 (2007): 39. 54Jeffrey R. Guss, “The hazard of hope: Anal intercourse and the Homo/Masculine Subject,” experiences in Gender and Sexuality eleven, three (2010): one hundred twenty five. 55Octavio Paz, El laberinto de l. a. soledad, ed.

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