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Cassell's encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit : gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lore / Randy P. Conner, David Hatfield Sparks, Mariya Sparks ; foreword by Gloria E. Anzaldua
Bib ID 1599590
Format BookBook
Author
Conner, Randy P
 
Description London ; Herndon, VA : Cassell, 1997 
xiii, 382 pages ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0304337609
Summary

Did you know that in medieval French folklore a person might change sex by passing under a rainbow? Or that same-sex unions have been celebrated by peoples of the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, China, and indigenous America? Or that Sappho, da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Nijinsky, Benjamin Britten, Mishima, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Boy George, and Derek Jarman number among those who have explored the spiritual dimension of gender and sexuality in their works?

While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves - 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' - differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a rich spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts as well as in works of art, music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-371) and index.

Subjects Homosexuality -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.  |  Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Encyclopedias.  |  Homosexuality in art -- Encyclopedias.  |  Lesbianism -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.  |  Lesbianism -- Religious aspects -- Encyclopedias.  |  Lesbianism in art -- Encyclopedias.  |  Bisexuality -- Mythology -- Dictionaries.  |  Bisexuality -- Religious aspects -- Dictionaries.  |  Bisexuality in art -- Encyclopedias.
Other authors/contributors Sparks, David Hatfield  |  Sparks, Mariya  |  Anzaldua, Gloria
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