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Looking queer : body image and identity in lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities

Author: Dawn Atkins
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©1998.
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Contains research, first hand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorder and appearance  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Atkins
ISBN: 156023931X 9781560239314 0789004631 9780789004635
OCLC Number: 38519315
Description: li, 467 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Beauty is a beast / Amy Edgington --
Living into my body / Nancy Barron --
Beauty mandates and the appearance of obsession: are lesbians any better off? / Anna Myers [and others] --
Resistance and reinscription: sexual identity and body image among lesbian and bisexual women / Sara Auerbach, Rebekah Bradley --
Contradictions of the spirit: theories and realities of lesbian body image / Naomi Tucker --
Lesbians and the (re/de)construction of the female body / Diane Griffin Crowder --
The ugly dyke / Wendy Chapkis --
Woman eats brownies, gets laid / Greta Christina --
Professionally Q: a day in the life of a career counselor / Christine Cress --
The beauty norm: a femme strikes back / Anna Myers. It's not what you wear: fashioning a queer identity / Kate Woolfe --
Hair piece / Andrea Askowitz --
Out-of-body experiences / Michele Spring-Moore --
Movement / Amy Edgington --
Vanishing point / Margo Solod --
Autobiographical slices: life in the queer kitchen / Amy Gilley --
That other girl who is not me / Alexa Leigh --
Moving like a dyke / Clancy McKenna --
Tattoo me / Catherine Lundoff --
Mirror / Nina Silver --
Big Grrl / Drama Rose --
Ode to my vibrator / Susanna Trnka --
Dressing room blues / Claire Hueholt --
My ideal becoming real / Susie Bullington --
Coming out / Darcy Wakefield --
Power, beauty, and dykes / Silva Tenenbein --
My big fat body / Anna Snoute --
My mother's journals / Jo Schneiderman. Be, being, becoming / Michelle Bancroft --
Boogeywoman / Amy Edgington --
The razor's edge: walking the fine line of the self / Julie Waters --
My life as an erroneous sonogram / Marcelle Cook-Daniels, Loree Cook-Daniels --
Holding my breath underwater / Michael Hernandez --
Affronting reason / Cheryl Chase --
In(to)visibility: intersexuality in the field of queer / Morgan Holmes --
Agdistis' children: living bi-gendered in a single-gendered world / Raven Kaldera --
Flunking basic gender training: butches and butch style today / Sherrie A. Inness --
Frankly feminine: rejecting and embracing standards for beauty / Laura Cole --
Faggot rant / Sandra Lee Golvin --
Beautiful boy: a girl's own story / Boye. "I" is for intersection: at the crux of black and white and gay and straight / Layli Phillips --
Piece of man: redefining the myths around the black male phallus / Conrad R. Pegues --
Mapping my desire: hunting down the male erotic in India and America / Sandip Roy --
"Undressing the oriental boy": the gay Asian in the social imaginary of the gay white male / Paul EeNam Park Hagland --
I like my Chi-i-sa-i body now / Donna Tsuyuko Tanigawa --
When pigs have wings / Mark O'Brien --
Inside/outside / Julia Dolphin Trahan --
Body language / Kenny Fries --
The imperfections of beauty: on being gay and disabled / Kenny Fries --
Love poem / Kenny Fries --
Queer crash test dummies: theory, aging, and embodied problematics / Dean Kiley. Laws of desire: has our imagery become overidealized? / William J. Mann --
A matter of size / Patrick Giles --
Justify my love handles: how the queer community trims the fat / Jay Blotcher --
Fatness and the feminized man / Ganapati S. Durgadas --
But to hear THEM tell it ... or: looksism, beauty's evil stepsister / Gene-Michael Higney --
Reps / Jim Provenzano --
Your dreamworld is just about to end / Frank Martinez Lester --
Learning the F words / John Stoltenberg --
Why I hate the Beatles and The Supremes / Ozzie Diaz-Duque --
If only I were cute: looksism and internalized homophobia in the gay male community / Andrew J. Feraios --
More than a sum of parts: rescuing the male body from fundamentalism / Darrell g.h. Schramm --
Skinny, "white" chicks and hung, buff boys: queer sex spaces and their discontents / Jill Nagle.
Responsibility: Dawn Atkins, editor.
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