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Beyond Binaries, Borders, and Boundaries

Mapping the City in John Rechy's City of Night

Eir-Anne Edgar

enforce them. As Thomas Heise writes in Urban Underworlds : “Through the trope of the sexual underworld, City of Night produces a political and erotic knowledge of national geography that shows how sexual identity is spatially contingent, how sex

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James K. Beggan

, threaten male competence and identity. As such, in addition to documenting and affirming heteropatriarchal power relations between men and women, external ejaculation can also undermine masculine control. The desire for documentary proof of the realness

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Welcome to “Planet Porno”

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Fitness Doping

Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson

focus was mainly on male bodies, masculinity, and subcultural identity projects ( Dutton 1995 ; Klein 1993 ; Johansson 1996 ). Alan Klein (1993) , for example, conducted an ethnographic field study of bodybuilders and their ways of building muscles

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

who were considered sexual minorities were all sent to these camps, which were later closed due to international and national pressures and due to the inappropriate conduct of the guards. Masculinity was also seen as a national identity. The

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Andrew J. Webber

attention. 2 Here, German film is intended to encompass films—including transnational productions such as Lore —made in and about Germany and directly bound up with its conditions of national identity. My particular concern is with childhood as a

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Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives

Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas

Martín Ponti

one of the leading voices in trans* studies and activism. Radi, alongside a national coalition, drafted part of the Gender Identity Law passed by the Argentine Congress in May 2012. 8 Since independence from Spain in 1816, the Argentine Civil Code

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

, UK : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9780230316652 Fassin , Eric . 2010 . “ National Identities and Transnational Intimacies: Sexual Democracy and Politics of Immigration in Europe .” Public Culture 22 ( 3 ): 507 – 529 . doi: 10

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Lieke Hettinga and Terrance Wooten

shifted to make room for trans and gender-nonconforming actors, characters, and producers. This has not been without risk of overrepresenting trans people as “included” into the national body politic, enabling a progress narrative that suggests US civil

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Andrew J. Ball

oppositional symbolic form is appropriated by those in power and redeployed to maintain the existent hierarchy. In particular, Eddy tracks how the American film industry used the marginalized identities and emancipatory idiom of the slasher movie to reproduce

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Lowry Martin

national boundaries, and, to borrow from Gilles Deleuze, “becomes” or draws lines of fluctuation for one's self ( Conley 2005 ). These films have opened up a dialogue and critique as to how we might understand queer sexualities in which gay identity is