Engaging ideas, transforming minds
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Approx. 650 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2021
Print ISBN: 9780889616196


Forthcoming | Fall 2021

Overview

In the second edition of this remarkable and comprehensive anthology, many of Canada's leading sexuality studies scholars examine the fundamental role that sexuality has played—and continues to play—in the building of our nation, and in our national narratives, myths, and anxieties about Canadian identity.

Covering both historical and contemporary perspectives on nation and community, law and criminal justice, organizing and activism, health and medicine, education, marriage and family, sport, and popular culture and representation, the essays also take a strong intersectional approach, integrating analyses of race, class, and gender.

This interdisciplinary collection is essential for the Canadian sexuality studies classroom, and for anyone interested in the mythologies and realities of queer life in Canada.


FEATURES
  • Sixty percent new and expanded content, with twenty-six new chapters on topics including Indigenous kinship, Blackness, masculinity, disability, queer resistance, and sex-education
  • Thoroughly updated to reflect a strong emphasis on the diversity of queer experiences and identities in Canada
  • Each chapter includes a brief introduction, written for this collection by the author, that provides helpful context about their work for both students and teachers


Table of Contents

PART ONE: NATION, IDENTITY, COMMUNITY

1. Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sex and Family, Kim Tallbear

2. Blackness, Masculinity and the Work of Queer, Rinaldo Walcott

3. Queer Unsettlements: Diasportic Filipinos in Canada’s World Pride, Robert Diaz

4. A Double Life: Black Queer Youth Coming of Age in Divided Cities, Lance McCready

5. Our Bodies Are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Incoherence, Jean Bobby Noble

6. Queer as Intersectionality: Theorizing Gay Muslim Identities, Momin Rahman

7. Our City of Colours: Queer/Asian Publics in Transpacific Vancouver, Helen Hok-Sze Leung


PART TWO: THE STATE, LAW, POLICE AND (DE)CRIMINALIZATION

8. #NoGoingBack: Queer Leaps at the Intersection of Protests and Covid-19, Jin Haritaworn

9. Homophobia and Homonationalism: LGBTQ Law Reform in Canada, Miriam Smith

10. The Canadian Cold War on Queers: Sexual Regulation and Resistance, Gary Kinsman

11. Unknowable Bodies, Unthinkable Sexualities: Lesbian and Transgender Legal Invisibility in the Toronto Women’s Bathhouse Raid, Sarah Lamble

12. Censor, Resist, Repeat: The History of Gay and Lesbian Sexual Representation in Canada, Brenda Cossman

13. Reframing Prostitution as Work, Deborah Brock

14. Tracing Lines of Horizontal Hostility: How Sex Workers and Gay Activists Battled for Space, Voice, and Belonging in Vancouver, 1975 – 1985, Becki Ross and Rachael Sullivan


PART THREE: ORGANIZING AND RESISTANCE

15. LGBT Issues as Indigenous Politics: Two Spirit Mobilization in Canada, Julie Depelteau and Dalie Giroux

16. Gender Struggles: Reflections on Trans Liberation, Trade Unionism and the Limits of Solidarity, Trish Salah

17. Calling a Shrimp a Shrimp: A Black Queer Intervention in Disability Studies, Nwadiogo Ejiogu and Syrus Marcus Ware

18. Fire, Passion and Politics: The Creation of Blockorama as Black Queer Diasporic Space in the Toronto Pride Festivities, Beverly Bain

19. Rethinking Class in Lesbian Bar Culture: Living 'The Gay Life' in Toronto, 1955-1965, Chenier Elise

20. Decolonizing Sex Work: Developing an Intersectional Indigenous Approach, Sarah Hunt

21. Revealing Femmegimp: A Sex-positive Reflection on Sites of Shame as Sites of Resistance for People with Disabilities, Loree Erickson


PART FOUR: MEDICALIZATION, STIGMITAZATION, AND HEALING

22. On the Case of the Case: The Emergence of the Homosexual as a Case History in Early Twentieth-Century Ontario, Steven Maynard

23. A Queer Too Far: Blackness, ‘Gay Blood’ and Transgressive Possibilities, OmiSoore H. Dryden

24. Thinking Critically about HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men, Barry D. Adam

25. Cross-Dancing as Culturally Restorative Practice, Jeffrey McNeil Seymour


PART FIVE: EDUCATION

26. On the Myth of Sexual Orientation: Field Notes from the Personal, Pedagogical, and Historical Discourses of Identity, Margot Francis

27. Homonationalism and Failure to Interpellate: The “Queer Muslim Woman” in Ontario’s “Sex Ed Debates”, Sonny Dhoot

28. The Inadequate Recognition of Sexual Diversity by Canadian Schools: LGBT Advocacy and Its Impact, David Rayside

29. Resisting the mainstreaming of LGBT equalities in Canadian and British Schools: Sex education and trans school friends, Catherine J. Nash and Kath Browne

30. Sexing the Teacher: Voyeuristic Pleasure in the Amy Gehring Sex Panic, Sheila Cavanagh


PART SIX: KINSHIP, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY

31. “That Repulsive Abnormal Creature I Heard of in That Book”: Lesbians and Families in Ontario, 1920–1965, Karen Duder

32. Heterosexuality Goes Public: The Postwar Honeymoon, Karen Dubinsky

33. Monogamy, Marriage, and the Making of Nation, Suzanne Lenon

34. A New Entity in the History of Sexuality: The Respectable Same-Sex Couple, Mariana Valverde

35. Queer Parenting in Canada: Looking Backward, Looking Forward, Rachel Epstein


PART SEVEN: SPORTS

36. Sex and Sport, Brian Pronger

37. Consuming Compassion: AIDS, Figure Skating, and Canadian Identity, Samantha King

38. Gay Pride on Stolen Land: Homonationalism and Settler Colonialism at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Heather Sykes

39. Trans*, Intersex, and Cisgender Issues in Physical Education and Sport, Heather Sykes and Christopher Smith


PART EIGHT: CULTURE AND REPRESENTATION

40. The Noble Savage was a Drag Queen: Hybridity and Transformation in Kent Monkman’s Performance and Visual Art Interventions, Kerry Swanson

41. Beyond Image Content: Examining Transsexuals’ Access to the Media, Viviane Namaste

42. FOBs, Banana Boy, and the Gay Pretenders: Queer Youth Navigate Sex, “Race,” and Nation in Toronto, Canada, Andil Gosine

43. Carnal Indexing, Patrick Keilty

44. Continental Drift: The Imaging of AIDS, Richard Fung and Tim McCaskell

45. The “Blood Libel” and the Spectator’s Eye in Norwich and Toronto, David Townsend

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