Summary American Honor Killings ò PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB

Free read ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í David McConnell

Of violent crime not for the fainthearted Kirkus Reviews A masterpiece of reportage Homophobia is not accepted as a mitigating circumstance in murder but there is no doubt that men are still murdered for being gay From Jon Schmitz 'The Jenny Jones Killer’ to John Katehis the teenage hustler who murdered radio personality George Weber novelist McConnell has compiled a number of these cases and looks into the culture of masculinity for clues to the dynamics behind these killings with no clear answers but some very intriguing uestions these vignettes of masculine pride and rage will appeal to those interested in gender politics and gay studies as well as true crime fans” Library Journal McConnell who is gay is convinced he has written a book that no straight man could have written and he's probably right Navigating the depressing world of these horrific murders would discourage all but the most determined passionate writers Finding the humanity in these killers and the nuance in these most inhumane killings would challenge all but the most compassionate of writers LA Weekly American Honor Killings is a strong addition to any criminology or true crime collection with a side focus on gay issues very much recommended Midwest Book Revie. This book reads like an anthology of toxic masculinity particularly when that mindset is turned towards gay men and abetted by internalized homophobia It makes a few really good points about our culture's tendencies to infantilize violent white men and how nothing in these people's pasts justifies or even truly explains their horrendous actionsBut I found the in depth recreations of the murder with little to no commentary voyeuristic and a little off putting It might be because I am not particularly enthralled with true crime but I just didn't find it necessary to recreate the steps of each murder in such detail And I also dislike how the centering of the perpetrator of homophobic violence often seems to work to create a sense of empathy with that perpetrator even as McConnell is acknowledging that they have done awful things in the name of their masculinity

Read & Download American Honor Killings

American Honor KillingsIn American Honor Killings straight and gay guys cross paths and the result is murder But what really happened What role did hatred play What were the men involved really like and what was going on between them when the murder occurred American Honor Killings explores the truth behind sueamish reporting and uninformed political rants of the far right or fringe left David McConnell a New York based novelist researched cases from small town Alabama to San uentin's death row The book recounts some of the most notorious crimes of our eraBeginning in 1999 and lasting until the 2011 conviction of a youth in ueens New York the book shows how some murderers think they're cleaning up society Surprisingly other killings feel almost preordained not a matter of the victim's personality or actions so much as a twisted display of a young man's will to compete or dominate We want to think these stories involve simple sexual conflict either the killer's internal struggle over his own identity or a fatally miscalculated proposition They're almost never that simpleTogether the cases form a secret American history of rage and desire McConnell cuts through cant and political special pleading to turn these cases into enduring literature In each story vic. I give 5 shuddering stars to AMERICAN HONOR KILLINGS at Shelf Inflicted Discussing the high cost of delusion and the role of moral conviction; Akashic Books this is a brave book to publish

David McConnell í 6 Summary

Summary American Honor Killings ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ In American Honor Killings straight and gay guys cross paths and the result is murder But what really happened What role did hatred play What were the men involved really like and what was going on between them when the murder occurred American Honor Killings eTims murderers friends and relatives come breathtakingly alive The result is soulful sensitive artful than the sort of true crime” writing the book was modeled on A wealth of new detail has been woven into old cases while new cases are plumbed for the first time The resulting stories play out exactly as they happened an inexorable seuence of events grisly touching disturbing sometimes even with moments of levityIt has been awarded the Stonewall Book Award Israel Fishman Non Fiction Award for 2014Utilizing an empathetic narrative nonfiction approach novelist McConnell co chair of the Lambda Literary Foundation casts a humanizing eye upon monstrous deeds…a journalistic tour de force made all the impressive by jailhouse interviews…McConnell's unuestionable skill as a writer gives both literary helot and immediacy to the narratives Publishers Weekly McConnell convincingly shows how fluid terms like 'gay' and 'straight' can actually be… The author's case studies reflect an intensive investigation into the economic and cultural backgrounds of a wide variety of extremist cultures research that involved interviews with law enforcement officials families of victims and the convicted criminals themselves A shocking look at the subculture. Reading Challenge 2018 Book Riot book of true crime An interesting read about men who are worried for their honor of considered being gay and kill because of it I remember the Jenny Jones case where a straight man is embarrassed when a gay friend admits his feelings for him on national television the result being he kills the gay man It seems that the author is trying to convince the read that the reason these men kill is because they uestion their own sexuality and need to prove they are not indeed gay The graphic killings seem to be based in an inherent need to reassert themselves and prove their sexuality by killing what possibly could have been an object of desire initially The gay panic defense seems to fall on deaf ears in most cases these days as defending ones honor does not merit homicide I think that the disturbed psychosis of each killer must be analyzed and taken into consideration before the idea of sexuality be included The book brought to light answers for the uestions I had about each case making me doubt I could sit on a jury and pronounce with reasonable doubt that the killers did it because of lost honor They were killers simply put and need to be punished