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Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Lore
Conner (Blossom of Bone: Reclaiming the Connections Between Homoeroticism and the Sacred, HarperCollins, 1993), ethnomusicologist David Sparks, and their daughter, Mariya Sparks, have written an engaging encyclopedia that endeavors to bring to light the queer (i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered) elements in a variety of spiritual traditions and in the arts. Th ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Cassell
(first published 1997)
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We're in the process of updating and revising the "Encyclopedia of Queer Myth Symbol and Spirit"! We would be glad to see any suggestions that readers have and willing to post here? Have read, evolved, and taken note of criticisms over the years including language/terminology concerning trans-people and lack of individual entry references which were deleted by publisher! Thanks, DH Sparks and RP Conner
this is great! one annoying thing - they use language for describing trans people that id's ppl by the gender they were assigned, so MTF = "trans male" in this book. distracting and inaccurate. also, I think the book is very light on relevant Jewish stuff like Lilith and Purim. Otherwise, an incredible resource - so amazing that this exists!