Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian And Gay Youth

Author: Edmund Coleman-Fountain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731270X
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Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian And Gay Youth from the Author: Edmund Coleman-Fountain. This book contests the idea that lesbian and gay categories are disappearing, and that sexuality is becoming fluid, by showing how young people use them in a world in which heterosexuality is privileged. Exploring identity making, the book shows how old modernist stories of sexual being entwine with narratives of normality.

The Story Of Sexual Identity

Author: Phillip L. Hammack
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199716777
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The Story Of Sexual Identity from the Author: Phillip L. Hammack. This book assembles a diverse group of scholars working within a new, pathbreaking paradigm of sexual science, fusing perspectives from history, sociology, and psychology. The contributors are united in their commitment to the idea of "narrative" as central to the study of sexual identity, offering an analytic approach to social science inquiry on sexual identity that restores the voices of sexual subjects. The result is a rich examination of lives in context, with an eye toward multiplicity and meaning across the life course. Central to the chapters in this volume is the significance of history, generation, and narrative in the provision of a workable and meaningful configuration of identity.

Disabled Childhoods

Author: Janice McLaughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317748913
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Disabled Childhoods from the Author: Janice McLaughlin. A crucial contemporary dynamic around children and young people in the Global North is the multiple ways that have emerged to monitor their development, behaviour and character. In particular disabled children or children with unusual developmental patterns can find themselves surrounded by multiple practices through which they are examined. This rich book draws on a wide range of qualitative research to look at how disabled children have been cared for, treated and categorised. Narrative and longitudinal interviews with children and their families, along with stories and images they have produced and notes from observations of different spaces in their lives – medical consultation rooms, cafes and leisure centres, homes, classrooms and playgrounds amongst others – all make a contribution. Bringing this wealth of empirical data together with conceptual ideas from disability studies, sociology of the body, childhood studies, symbolic interactionism and feminist critical theory, the authors explore the multiple ways in which monitoring occurs within childhood disability and its social effects. Their discussion includes examining the dynamics of differentiation via medicine, social interaction, and embodiment and the multiple actors – including children and young people themselves – involved. The book also investigates the practices that differentiate children into different categories and what this means for notions of normality, integration, belonging and citizenship. Scrutinising the multiple forms of monitoring around disabled children and the consequences they generate for how we think about childhood and what is ‘normal’, this volume sits at the intersection of disability studies and childhood studies.

Challenging Lesbian Norms

Author: Angela Pattatucci-Aragon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136575510
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Challenging Lesbian Norms from the Author: Angela Pattatucci-Aragon. What constitutes lesbian identity? The term homonormativity describes current prevailing idealized assumptions about lesbian identity. This concept, however, marginalizes subgroups within the greater lesbian population. Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives dynamically confronts homonormativity in lesbian communities by presenting expert multidisciplinary discussion about what is a definable lesbian identity. This text sensitively explores difficult issues about gender policing and the viewpoints in lesbian communities that hold that transgender, intersectional, and queer individuals are considered to have 'false consciousness.' Consequences of lesbian normativity, both for lesbian communities and for marginalized groups are examined through literary criticism, lesbian, feminist, and queer theories, corporeal philosophy, film, television, cultural criticism, personal narratives, public health, and field research. The issue of the authenticity of lesbian identity causes rifts between some lesbian communities and the groups that strive to be included, yet are still marginalized. Challenging Lesbian Norms directly exposes practices and beliefs within lesbian communities that lead to the assumption of the prototypical lesbian. The book courageously reveals the similarities of lesbian normative stances with other views such as Christian conservative rhetoric, and reviews the health consequences of being marginalized within the lesbian communities. This text actively challenges the foundational notion within lesbian communities that a stable, immutable lesbian sex exists. Topics in Challenging Lesbian Norms include: human physiology, the flexibility of sexuality, and biologic determinism marginalization within lesbian communities transexualism and Lesbian Theory gender and sexual identity construction, partnering practices, and issues involving queer-identified youth demystification of the gay vibe from a femme queer woman’s perspective lesbian feminism, gender policing, and casting butch, FTM, and transgendered subjectivities as “false conciousness” representations of lesbians in television movies Native-American “two-spirit” women teaching transgender, and its transformative effect identity modeling inclusion of transgender and intersex individuals within the lesbian communities transgender characters in film Latina lesbians and mental health Challenging Lesbian Norms is stimulating, eye-opening reading that is perfect for activists, educators and students in LGBT and women’s studies, and public health professionals.

Gay Identity New Storytelling And The Media

Author: P. Demory
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349668419
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Gay Identity New Storytelling And The Media from the Author: P. Demory. This critical introduction to gay and lesbian identity within the media explores the concept of 'new storytelling'. The case studies look at film, television and online media, focusing on the narrative potential of individual storytellers who, as producers, writers and performers, challenge identity concerns and offer new expressions of liberty.

Telling Adapting And Performing Personal Stories

Author: Erica Rosenfeld Halverson
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Telling Adapting And Performing Personal Stories from the Author: Erica Rosenfeld Halverson. The purpose of this study is to understand the process of telling, adapting, and performing personal stories as a venue for adolescent identity exploration within the context of a complex literacy practice. I aim to understand how narrative and performance-based learning environments facilitate the exploration and construction of positive identities for youth who experience stigma in their lives as they move through adolescence. The study chronicles a two-year qualitative case study of the About Face Youth Theatre (AFYT), a narrative-performance organization that works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, a population of marginalized youth that is currently understudied and under-resourced, to tell, adapt, and perform the stories of their own lives. I use theories of queer youth identity development to understand the identity development challenges specific to this population of youth. These challenges, including managing a stigmatized identity, identity disclosure, and externally imposed assumptions about adolescent sexual identity, emerged through narrative analysis as the primary themes that AFYT youth explored in their storytelling-adaptation-performance process. I use discourse analysis to document the way that groups of youth use the adaptation process---through the complex practice of re-representing oral stories as scenes for performance---as an occasion to develop ideas about individual and community sexual identities. I also employ these same narrative and discourse analysis methodologies to document the change in one personal narrative from original telling to final performance as well as the original teller's changing relationship to her story. This research demonstrates the way an organized performance-based learning process can facilitate the exploration of positive identities, particularly for youth who must learn to manage stigma in their lives. In understanding the work of AFYT, I am able to reframe issues of identity development as a positive outcome for youth who participate in the organizational process rather than as an inevitable opposition between personal and institutional identities. This notion of positive identity development points to how learning scientists can use performance-based learning environments to address the critical developmental tasks for marginalized youth and incorporate issues of diversity and identity into a research agenda aimed at reaching all students.

Troubling Intersections Of Race And Sexuality

Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501904
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Troubling Intersections Of Race And Sexuality from the Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro. In recent years, researchers have considerably expanded our understanding of the experiences of students of color and of students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (ie. Queer). They have provided us with rich resources for addressing racism and heterosexism; however, few have examined the unique experiences of students who are both queer and of color, and few have examined the heterosexist or white-centered nature of anti-racist or anti-heterosexist education (respectively). What of the students and educators who live and teach at the intersection of race and sexuality? By combining autobiographical accounts with qualitative and quantitative research on queer students of different racial backgrounds, these essays not only trouble the ways we think about the intersections of race and sexuality, they also offer theoretical insights and educational strategies to educators committed to bringing about change.

Conversations About Psychology And Sexual Orientation

Author: Janis S. Bohan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814713246
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Conversations About Psychology And Sexual Orientation from the Author: Janis S. Bohan. Paul Davidson is one of America's most prolific academic economists. Editor of the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics and holder of the Holly chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Professor Davidson has written broadly over thirty years on topics as diverse as income distribution, oil and natural resource use, economietric models, finance and financial markets, inflation, and unemployment. This two volume work contains most of Davidson's professional journal articles, a number of previously unpublished papers, and a sample of his policiy oriented testimonies before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and bank regulators. The topics addressed in this collection among others are: monetary theory and policy; employment theory; and income distribution and inflation.

Gay And Lesbian Youth

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866568173
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Gay And Lesbian Youth from the Author: Gilbert H. Herdt. Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.

The Queer Renaissance

Author: Robert McRuer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814755549
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The Queer Renaissance from the Author: Robert McRuer. 2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.