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Author Conner, Randy P.

Title 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. AnzaldĂșa
Published London ; Herndon, VA : Cassell, 1997


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Description xiii, 382 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Spiritual traditions -- African and African-diasporic -- Ancient near eastern and western antiquity -- Buddhism -- Chinese shamanism, Taoism, Confucianism, and syncretism -- Christianity -- Goddess reverence -- Hinduism -- Islam -- Judaism -- Mesoamerican and South American -- Queer spirit -- Radical faeries -- Shamanism -- Shinto -- Sufism -- Witchcraft and Wicca -- Women's spirituality -- Alphabetical entries
Summary 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
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?
Analysis Bisexuality in art
Lesbianism in art
Notes The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture. TXA
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-371) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Bisexuality in art -- Dictionaries
Bisexuality in art -- Encyclopedias
Bisexuality -- Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Bisexuality -- Religious aspects -- Dictionaries.
Bisexuality in the arts -- Dictionaries
Homosexuality in art -- Encyclopedias.
Gays -- Folklore -- Encyclopedias.
Homosexuality in art -- Dictionaries.
Homosexuality -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Homosexuality in the arts -- Dictionaries
Homosexuality -- Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Encyclopedias.
Lesbianism in art -- Encyclopedias.
Lesbianism -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Dictionaries.
Lesbianism -- Religious aspects -- Encyclopedias.
Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Sex -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Transsexuals -- Folklore -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author AnzaldĂșa, Gloria.
Sparks, David Hatfield.
Sparks, Mariya.
LC no. 97185203
ISBN 0304337609
Other Titles Encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit
Encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit