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Global Gay: How Gay Culture Is Changing the World

Global Gay: How Gay Culture Is Changing the World
 

A panoramic view of gay rights, gay life, and the gay experience around the world.

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ISBN 9780262537056
Barcode 9780262537056
Published 15 May 2019 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Martel, Frederic
Foreword by Bronski, Michael
Translated by Baudoin, Patsy
Series The MIT Press
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ISBN-13 9780262537056
ISBN-10 0262537052
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint MIT Press
Publication Date 15 May 2019
International Publication Date 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martel, Frederic
Foreword by Bronski, Michael
Translated by Baudoin, Patsy
Series The MIT Press
Category Gay & Lesbian studies
Political Control & Freedoms
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Gays - Social conditions, Homosexuality - Social aspects, Homosexuality - Political aspects, Gay rights
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.766
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A panoramic view of gay rights, gay life, and the gay experience around the world. In Global Gay, Frederic Martel visits more than fifty countries and documents a revolution underway around the world: the globalization of LGBT rights. From Saudi Arabia to South Africa, from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, from Singapore to the United States, activists, culture warriors, and ordinary people are part of a movement. Martel interviews the proprietor of a gay-friendly cafe in Amman, Jordan; a Cuban-American television journalist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a South African jurist who worked with Nelson Mandela to enshrine gay rights in the country's constitution; an American lawyer who worked on the campaign for marriage equality; an Egyptian man who fled his country after escaping a raid on a gay club; and many others. He tells us that in China, homosexuality is neither prohibited nor permitted, and that much Chinese gay life takes place on social media; that in Iran, because of the strict separation of the sexes, it seems almost easier to be gay than heterosexual; and that Raul Castro's daughter, a gay rights icon in Cuba, expressed her lingering anti-American sentiments by calling for Pride celebrations in May rather than June. Ten countries maintain the death penalty for homosexuals. Homophobia is what Arab governments give to Islamists to keep them calm, one activist tells Martel. Martel finds that although the gay American way of life has created a global template for gay activism and culture, each country offers distinctly local variations. And around the world, the status of gay rights has become a measure of a country's democracy and modernity. This English edition, which has been thoroughly revised and updated, has received the French Voices Award for excellence in publication and translation, supported by a grant from the French-American Book Fund.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Illuminating and heart-rendering. -Gay and Lesbian Review Illuminating and heart-rendering. -Andrew Holleran, Gay and Lesbian Review * Reviews * Illuminating and heart-rendering. -Gay and Lesbian Review * Reviews *

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Author's Bio

Frederic Martel, a researcher at Sciences-Po Paris and ZHdK Zurich, is the author of nine books, the host and producer of the French radio show Soft Power, and foreign affairs columnist at Slate.fr. Patsy Baudoin is Digital Humanities, Media and Film Studies, and Women's & Gender Studies Librarian at MIT.

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