Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 9780814719206
Pages : 203 pages
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As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history. The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history. Published in conjunction with the American Historical Association.


Times Square Red, Times Square Blue

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814719198
Pages : 203 pages
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"If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely Forty-second Street. Once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers, and movie houses, Forty-second Street has been overwhelmed by the quest for safety - from safe sex and safe neighborhoods to safe cities and safe relationships. Now defined by corporate theme stores and large, neon-lit cafes, Forty-second Street has, in effect, become a family tourist attraction for visitors from Berlin, Tokyo, Westchester County, and the New Jersey suburbs." "Samuel R. Delany sees a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there; the points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space. In Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Delany tackles the question of why public restrooms, peep shows, and tree-filled parks are necessary to a city's physical and psychological landscape." "Times Square Red, Times Square Blue paints a portrait of a society dismantling the institutions that promote communication between classes and disguising its fears of cross-class contact as "family values"." --Book Jacket.


Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition


Author : Robert F. Reid-Pharr
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 1479827770
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

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Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Forty-second Street, then the most infamous street in America, was being remade into a sanitized tourist haven. In the forced disappearance of porn theaters, peep shows, and street hustlers to make room for a Disney store, a children’s theater, and large, neon-lit cafes, Samuel R. Delany saw a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there. Samuel R. Delany bore witness to the dismantling of the institutions that promoted points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space, and in this hybrid text, argues for the necessity of public restrooms and tree-filled parks to a city's physical and psychological landscape. This twentieth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Robert Reid-Pharr that traces the importance and continued resonances of Samuel R. Delany’s groundbreaking Times Square Red, Times Square Blue.


Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition


Author : Robert F. Reid-Pharr
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 1479887366
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

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Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Forty-second Street, then the most infamous street in America, was being remade into a sanitized tourist haven. In the forced disappearance of porn theaters, peep shows, and street hustlers to make room for a Disney store, a children’s theater, and large, neon-lit cafes, Samuel R. Delany saw a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there. Samuel R. Delany bore witness to the dismantling of the institutions that promoted points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space, and in this hybrid text, argues for the necessity of public restrooms and tree-filled parks to a city's physical and psychological landscape. This twentieth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Robert Reid-Pharr that traces the importance and continued resonances of Samuel R. Delany’s groundbreaking Times Square Red, Times Square Blue.


Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 1479855391
Pages : pages
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Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Forty-second Street, then the most infamous street in America, was being remade into a sanitized tourist haven. In the forced disappearance of porn theaters, peep shows, and street hustlers to make room for a Disney store, a children’s theater, and large, neon-lit cafes, Samuel R. Delany saw a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there. Samuel R. Delany bore witness to the dismantling of the institutions that promoted points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space, and in this hybrid text, argues for the necessity of public restrooms and tree-filled parks to a city's physical and psychological landscape. This twentieth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Robert Reid-Pharr that traces the importance and continued resonances of Samuel R. Delany’s groundbreaking Times Square Red, Times Square Blue.


About Writing

About Writing


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
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ISBN : 0819567167
Pages : 419 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (819 users)

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Essential reading for the creative writer.


Conversations with Samuel R. Delany

Conversations with Samuel R. Delany


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 9781604732788
Pages : 214 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (732 users)

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A key figure in modern science fiction and fantasy, Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942) is also one of the most acclaimed figures in contemporary literary theory and gay/lesbian literature. As a gay African American writer, Delany's cerebral, experimental prose crosses lines of genre, gender, sexuality, and class. Several of his works--Dhalgren, The Einstein Intersection, Babel-17, Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand, and the Nevéryon quartet are considered landmarks of "new wave" science fiction. His essays and critical works approach a wide variety of subjects from a perspective that is both resolutely philosophical and deeply provocative. Conversations with Samuel R. Delany collects interviews with the writer from 1980 to 2007. Delany considers the interview an especially fruitful form for the generation of ideas, and he has made it an integral part of his own work. In fact, two of his critical works are collections of interviews and correspondence. He insists that all interviews with him be written correspondence so that he is allowed the time and space to deliberate on each response. As a result, the conversations presented here are as rigorously constructed, elusive, and intellectually stimulating as his essays.


Beyond Shame

Beyond Shame


Author : Patrick Moore
Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
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Pages : 274 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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"Patrick Moore boldly argues that the promiscuous gay men of the 1970s were actually artists and that AIDS derailed an esthetic community and sexual adventure. This quietly personal book reclaims the past for young gay men and makes it useable."--Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story "A personal, tender, honest book about a past that can never be regained, but must not be forgotten." --Sarah Schulman, author of After Delores "Patrick Moore reminds us of the extravagant creativity of gay self-fashioning in the 1970s, in the hope that such historical awareness can help us bring about an extravagant, creative gay future."--Carolyn Dinshaw, Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality, New York University "Moore's exceptional study considers those men who fashioned an underground gay life that still resonates today."--Felice Picano, author of Like People In History and a founding member of the Violet Quill Club


Cruising and Queer Counterpublics

Cruising and Queer Counterpublics


Author : Jennifer Elizabeth Moon
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism


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ISBN : 9780787680039
Pages : 496 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (68 users)

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The Prince of the City

The Prince of the City


Author : Frederick F. Siegel
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Pages : 386 pages
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Siegel writes the first comprehensive account of Rudy Giuliani, a colorful, contradictory, and immoderate centrist who prepared his city to come together after the tragedy of September 11, 2001.


Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009


Author : Dana Ferguson
Publisher : Book Review Index Cumulation
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ISBN : 9781414419121
Pages : 1296 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (419 users)

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Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.


Queering Cold War Poetry

Queering Cold War Poetry


Author : Eric Keenaghan
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Pages : 216 pages
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In Queering Cold War Poetry, Eric Keenaghan offers queer theory, queer studies, and literary theory a new political and conceptual language for reevaluating past and present high valuations of individualism and security. He examines four Cold War poets from Cuba and the United States - Wallace Stevens, Jose Lezama Lima, Robert Duncan, and Severo Sarduy. These writers, who lived in an era when homosexuals were regarded as outsiders or even security threats, offer critiques of nationalism and liberalism. Through studies of Cuban and U.S. lyric and poetics, Queering Cold War Poetry clears the way for imagining what it means to belong to a passionate and compassionate citizenry which celebrates vulnerability, searches for difference in itself and each of its constituent individuals, and identifies less with a nation than with a global community.


On the Town

On the Town


Author : Marshall Berman
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
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Pages : 264 pages
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Looks at Manhattan and Times Square through the perspective of great films, Broadway shows, books, dance, artworks, and television shows, showing how they were influenced by Times Square and New York City and how they reflect the images, myths, culture, a


Popular Literacy

Popular Literacy


Author : John Trimbur
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Pages : 344 pages
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From the work of medieval spiritualist Margery Kempe and John Foxes' Book of Martyrs to nineteenth century American scrapbooks, Mexican ex-votos, and Italian-American cookbooks, the essays in Popular Literacy examine acts of reading, writing, and speaking that take place at the margins of official, institutionalized literacy. The contributors explore these noncanonical, unschooled, and unauthorized acts in order to explore how people make literacy popular by using whatever means of communication is at hand, to their own ends. The essays treat a range of topics, agents, and historical settings, and the contributors use a variety of theoretical frameworks and methods from a number of fields: ethnography, American studies, history, literary criticism, science studies, rhetoric, and writing studies. The chapters examine particularly revealing historical moments and cultural conjunctures where instances of popular literacy take place in uneasy relation to the dominant institutions--the church, the state, the schools, the market. The contributors show that while the practices of popular literacy are never free from these influences, neither are they altogether encapsulated by them. Taken as a whole, the essays are loosely aligned in a common project to study the ways ordinary (and extraordinary) readers, speakers, and writers use literacy to articulate identities and social aspirations, to produce alternative forms of cultural knowledge, and to cope with the asymmetries of power that regulate cultural life.


Occasional Views, Volume 2

Occasional Views, Volume 2


Author : Samuel R. Delany
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
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ISBN : 0819579777
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (819 users)

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"Gathers the writings of award-winning author Samuel R. Delany on a wide array of topics related to writing, science fiction, race, sexuality, literature, and literary theory"--


Africana

Africana


Author : Anthony Appiah
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages : 816 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.