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Nicholas L. Syrett

From the field's very inception, scholars of the queer past have noted, though sometimes in passing, the centrality of age asymmetry in structuring how same-sex sex has been understood and practiced. In the foundational work of classicist David

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The Kids Are All Right But the Lesbians Aren't

The Illusion of Progress in Popular Film

Vicki L. Eaklor

The film The Kids Are All Right, centered on a lesbian couple and their two teenage children, was released in 2010 following a media blitz selling it as a groundbreaking film. Many queer viewers (like this author) eagerly awaited this supposed step forward in lesbian representation, only to be disappointed once again by mainstream stereotypes and tropes. This article takes a close look at the film against the backdrop of lesbian images and themes in “Hollywood“ films, particularly in the last twenty years, and argues that continuities, while sometimes more subtle, override the illusion of progress in portraying lesbians. Finally, there is speculation about why genuine change in mainstream film may be impossible under current societal and economic systems.

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The Problem of Modern Pederasty in Queer History

A Case Study of Norman Douglas

Rachel Hope Cleves

In a December 2018 state-of-the-field essay titled “The Power of Queer History,” Regina Kunzel itemizes all the ways in which recent scholarship has highlighted sexuality's function as a conduit of power. Her survey, which focuses on US history

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Amanda H. Littauer

communities. 5 Historiographical interpretation of modern intergenerational same-sex relationships is quite limited, even with regard to boys, men, and/or assigned-male-at-birth queer and trans people, for whom there is considerably more documentation than for

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“What They Had between Their Legs Was a Form of Cash”

Homosexuality, Male Prostitution, and Intergenerational Sex in 1950s Italy

Alessio Ponzio

scarce historiography regarding this topic—particularly with respect to the period from the 1940s to the 1960s. 6 Only in the last several years have sociological and literary queer studies that examine this period begun to flourish, showing the

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Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre

the Middle Ages; 19 queering the Middle Ages and its gender and sexual identities; 20 class structures and status; 21 and non-Christian identities in the medieval West. 22 Medieval research in gender is moving into areas of inquiry that view

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Beyond the Myth of Lesbian Montmartre

The Case of Chez Palmyre

Leslie Choquette

the “commodification of delinquent pleasure.” 7 Bars of all sorts proliferated at the end of the nineteenth century as a result of the law of 17 July 1880 instating liberty of commerce for retailers of alcohol. Queer bar owners had an easier time in

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

range of issues: grassroots democracy, renewable energy, water conservation, alternative agriculture, community gardens, alternative health, queer politics, and animal oppression (16). Students at NAU enroll in Public Achievement (PA) seminars where they

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Nancy S. Love, Sanford F. Schram, Anthony J. Langlois, Luis Cabrera, and Carol C. Gould

=en&ct=clnk&gl=au&client=safari (accessed 29 July 2015 ). Merry , Sally E. 2006 . Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law Into Local Justice . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Rao , Rahul . 2014 . “ Queer Questions .” International Feminist Journal

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Solicitor Brown and His Boy

Love, Sex, and Scandal in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Averill Earls

United Kingdom. 17 In Britain, the so-called “rent boys” were often portrayed as working-class men for hire by elite queer British men, with the decadence of the upper class exerting immoral influence over the working classes. 18 These anxieties