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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 318–321.
Published: 01 April 2010
... claims. Rinaldo Walcott is associate professor of black diaspora studies at the University of Toronto. DOI 10.1215/10642684-2009-027 318 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN and GAY STUDIES Sacred Sex: A Most Divine Love Eileen A. Joy The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 1. A sacred relic from the site of the Barracks Bathhouse. Papers of Fabian LoSchiavo. Courtesy Australian Queer Archives. More
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 October 2015
... more forcefully in this world, thereby expanding their agency and capacity for flourishing in an impoverished city; second, despite queer theory's investment in secular modes of critique and analysis, the realm of the religious and the sacred provides many queers of color with a resource for developing...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (1): 193–204.
Published: 01 January 2011
...David L. Eng This essay reviews two books, M. Jacqui Alexander's Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred and Gayatri Gopinath's Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures , both of which focus on the intersections of queer...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (2): 215–247.
Published: 01 April 2013
... force that brings audiences into fleeting contact with ancestors and goddesses, as sacred ceremony interanimates political critique, queer desire, abject subjects, and indigenous visioning. Her performances generate what I call an abundant present that binds disparate temporal registers: a pre-Conquest...
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GLQ (2024) 30 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 January 2024
... female sexuality and Blackness in studies of queerness and religion. This article considers how lived experiences of religion play a central role in the construction of personhood and how Black queer women's spirituality requires resisting denominational assumptions and distinctions between the sacred...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of the Sacred in the African-American Gay Community .” Callaloo 21 , no. 2 : 399 – 416 . Johnson E. Patrick . 2008 . Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press . Jones Alisha Lola . 2017 . “ ‘Are All the Choir Directors Gay?’ Black Men’s...
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GLQ (2024) 30 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Figure 1. A sacred relic from the site of the Barracks Bathhouse. Papers of Fabian LoSchiavo. Courtesy Australian Queer Archives. ...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (2): 285–312.
Published: 01 April 2001
... but as a category that asserts that it is beyond experience, he explores the way sacred rhetoric achieves the sensations of its “superior” posi- tion in discourse. He argues that the feelings of sacredness in religious rhetoric come from their linguistic characterization...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 543–573.
Published: 01 October 2011
..., other forms of kinship, other ways of intimate belonging. Dilating on that notion, I approach Gibson and Brown through a text from the Bible itself: part of the Passion narrative found in John’s alone of the four Gospels, which features this essay’s main cast of biblical characters. Sacred...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 183–189.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., let alone an understanding of the complex roles their queer members may have held, if such roles did exist among these tribes. In my research of my own nation, I can find no documentation that this role of Twin-Spirit, for lack of a better term, ever existed as a sacred...
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GLQ (2005) 11 (4): 547–577.
Published: 01 October 2005
... that the texts develop the idea of two women procreating parthenogenetically. Bhagiratha is an important fi gure to Hindus because he succeeds, through his meditation and austerities, in bringing the sacred river Ganga down to earth from heaven, a task that his father and several of his forefathers...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (2): 312–314.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., to name just a few examples. Chapter 5, on serious parody and the sacred, would alone be BOOKS IN BRIEF 313 worth the price of the volume for the insights it offers into queer negotiations with the religious- secular- spiritual options found in the Christian- dominated, nomi- nally secular West. Wilcox...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 585–615.
Published: 01 October 2015
... their works are obsessed with the reappearance of the sacred in everyday life, as critics frequently note, with the way consumer soci- ety has managed to reinfuse commodities with what Benjamin calls the “profane glimmer [Schein]” of the sacred, in the end, it is irony, not belief...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2010
... in its first few pages. He reminds us, “I cannot subscribe to the separatist notion that we as queer Natives are somehow more valid than other queer peoples because of a once sacred status, whether real or constructed.” Most importantly, this collection continues to ask us to think about queer...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 277–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
...-­spiritual together threatens to obscure even the clearest of postcolonial visions. This particular attentiveness to — in their most abstract rendering — power hierarchies (the political), sensory intimacy (the sensual), and sacred metaphysics (the spiritual) provides...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 289–297.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the stories open to revision, reflection, play, and impression.” Picking up on the broader insights undergirding Shug Avery's sacred rhetoric—that religious potentials need not compete adversarially with queer potentials, that they might instead collaborate in shared flourishing—queer studies has seen...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (3): 329–352.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the narrative style writing by A. Revathi) is a tropological turn, one that initiates the subject. 19. The river Ganges is sacred to Hindus. Worship of the river, with a fire offering called aarti , is part of ritual practices in many river towns. Varanasi is a sacred town, and the ghats , or banks...
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GLQ (2024) 30 (2): 235–244.
Published: 01 April 2024
... assigned to women, and take up men's work in Yellamma's name. At her festivals, jogappas —male sexed women whom the goddess has claimed—wrap saris, conduct rites, bestow blessings, play sacred instruments, dance, and sing in her name. Yellamma's pujaris (priests) are widely understood to embody illicit...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 347–359.
Published: 01 June 2012
... by what is no longer meaningful or necessary.5 This anchoring in the materiality of art is a process of inscribing memory through form. It is also a process that ruptures the temporality of ritual: the sacred time that expands and contracts through song, dance, prayer...