Looking Queer : Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities
By: Dececco, Phd, John.
Contributor(s): Atkins, Dawn.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (527 p.).ISBN: 9781136380129.Subject(s): Body image in women - United States | Lesbians - United States - Identity | Self-esteem in women - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Looking Queer : Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender CommunitiesDDC classification: 306.766 LOC classification: HQ75.6.U5HQ76.5Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities; Copyright; Contents; About the Editor; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Looking Queer; Section A: Women, Wimmin, Womyn; Part 1: Constructing Ourselves; Beauty Is a Beast; Living into My Body; Beauty Mandates and the Appearance Obsession: Are Lesbians Any Better Off?; Resistance and Reinscription: Sexual Identity and Body Image Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women; Contradictions of the Spirit: Theories and Realities of Lesbian Body Image
Lesbians and the (Re/De)Construction of the Female BodyPart 2: Looking Dyke; The Ugly Dyke; Woman Eats Brownies, Gets Laid; Professionally Q: A Day in the Life of a Career Counselor; The Beauty Norm: A Femme Strikes Back; It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity; Hair Piece; Out-of-Body Experiences; Movement; Part 3: Searching a Way Out; Vanishing Point; Autobiographical Slices: Life in the Queer Kitchen; That Other Girl Who Is Not Me; Moving Like a Dyke; Tattoo Me; Part 4: A Woman's Love Heals; Mirror; Big Grrl; Ode to My Vibrator; Dressing Room Blues; My Ideal Becoming Real
Part 5: Coming Out, Leaving BehindComing Out; Power, Beauty, and Dykes; My Big Fat Body; My Mother's Journals; Be, Being, Becoming; Boogeywoman; Section B: One, Both, Neither; Part 6: Crossing the Divide; The Razor's Edge: Walking the Fine Line of the Self; My Life As an Erroneous Sonogram; Holding My Breath Underwater; Part 7: Square Pegs; Affronting Reason; In(to)Visibility: Intersexuality in the Field of Queer; Agdistis' Children: Living Bi-Gendered in a Single-Gendered World; Part 8: Boyz, Grrls, Queers; Flunking Basic Gender Training: Butches and Butch Style Today
Frankly Feminine: Rejecting and Embracing Standards for BeautyFaggot Rant; Beautiful Boy: A Girl's Own Story; Section C: Beyond the Pale; Part 9: Color Vision; "I" is for Intersection: At the Crux of Black and White and Gay and Straight; Piece of Man: Redefining the Myths Around the Black Male Phallus; Mapping My Desire: Hunting Down the Male Erotic in India and America; "Undressing the Oriental Boy": The Gay Asian in the Social Imaginary of the Gay White Male; I Like My Chi-i-sa-i Body Now; Part 10: Access to the Look; When Pigs Have Wings; Inside/Outside; Body Language
The Imperfections of Beauty: On Being Gay and DisabledLove Poem; Section D: Men, Boys, and Trolls; Part 11: The Uniform Doesn't Fit; Queer Crash Test Dummies: Theory, Aging, and Embodied Problematics; Laws of Desire: Has Our Imagery Become Overidealized?; A Matter of Size; Justify My Love Handles: How the Queer Community Trims the Fat; Fatness and the Feminized Man; Part 12: Feeling the Burn; But to Hear THEM Tell It... Or: Looksism, Beauty's Evil Stepsister; Reps; Your Dreamworld Is Just About to End; Learning the F Words; Part 13: Reenvisioning Men; Why I Hate The Beatles and The Supremes
If Only I Were Cute: Looksism and Internalized Homophobia in the Gay Male Community
Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities contains research, firsthand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. Looking Queer will give members of these communities hope, insight, and information into body image issues, helping you to accept and to love your body. In addition, scholars, health care professionals, and body image activists will not only learn about queer experiences and identity and how they affect individual
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