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.

Disabled Childhoods

Author: Janice McLaughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317748905
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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.

Out In The Country

Author: Mary L. Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731937
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Out In The Country from the Author: Mary L. Gray. We've become accustomed to the wisdom of the ancient Greeks being trotted out by conservatives in the name of timeless virtues. At the same time, critics have charged that multiculturalists and their ilk have hopelessly corrupted the study of antiquity itself, and that the teaching of Classics is dead. Trojan Horsesis Page duBois's answer to those who have appropriated material from antiquity in the service of a conservative political agendaamong them, Camille Paglia, Allan Bloom, and William Bennett. She challenges cultural conservatives' appeal to the authority of the classics by arguing that their presentation of ancient Greece is simplistic, ahistorical, and irreparably distorted by their politics. As well as constructing a devastating critique of these pundits, Trojan Horses seeks to present a more complex and more accurate view of ancient Greek politics, sex, and religion, with a Classics primer. She eloquently recounts the tales of Daedalus and Artemis, for example, conveying their complexity and passion, while also unearthing actions and beliefs that do not square so easily with today's "family values." As duBois writes, "Like Bennett, I think we should study the past, but not to find nuggets of eternal wisdom. Rather we can comprehend in our history a fuller range of human possibilities, of beginnings, of error, and of difference." In these fleet chapters, duBois offers readers a view of the ancient Greeks that is more nuanced, more subtle, more layered and in every way more historical than the portrait other writers, of whatever stripe, want to popularize and see displayed in our classrooms. Sharp, timely, and engaging, Trojan Horses portrays the richness of ancient Greek culture while riding in to rescue the Greeks from the new barbarians.

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.

The Changing Of The Guard

Author: Dana Rosenfeld
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592130313
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The Changing Of The Guard from the Author: Dana Rosenfeld. One of the first books to link identity, age, and gender, The Changing of the Guard offers a significant meditation on the politics of older lesbians and gays. Combining interviews and sustained critical thought, Rosenfeld links the development of lesbian and gay elders' identity with the key moments in the 20th century reinvention of homosexuality. In doing so, she bridges the gap between history and interaction that has characterized - and constrained - previous studies of identity. Rosenfeld first summarizes the meaning of homosexuality that prevailed when her subjects came of age and the radical changes it underwent during their middle years. She uses these changes to trace the paths they took toward one of two homosexual identities: a discreditable one adopted before the advent of gay liberation, or an accredited one, adopted during and through those momentous years. She theorizes that there is the existence of two distinct identity cohorts, shaped by a willingness or resistance to accept the historical forces at work on lesbian and gay identity. Such decisions on identities, Rosenfeld argues, strongly shaped her subjects in later life, specifically their understanding of th

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.

Beyond Progress And Marginalization

Author: Corrine C. Bertram
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433106712
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Beyond Progress And Marginalization from the Author: Corrine C. Bertram. Over time, two competing narratives have emerged to represent the experiences of LGBTQ youth, emphasizing either significant improvement or continued victimization and marginalization. This volume examines those conflicting narratives as they play out in educational settings, both formal and informal. Particular emphasis is placed on LGBTQ youths’ own expressions and representations, revealing the extent to which both oppression and opportunity interact to influence their still-emergent identities. Coming of age at the tail end of the «culture wars», these young people are situated within layers of influence across family, peers, schools, communities, and media. The simultaneous, fluid contexts of opportunity and oppression that LGBTQ youth negotiate are highlighted throughout this book in the youths’ own words, which often reveal a level of epistemological complexity that their elders would be wise to consider.

Gay Berlin

Author: Robert Beachy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385353073
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Gay Berlin from the Author: Robert Beachy. An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its “warm brothers” (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, before the turn of the twentieth century, became a place where scholars, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin’s vast homosexual subcultures, to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II—and on through some of the very first sex reassignment surgeries—Robert Beachy uncovers the long-forgotten events and characters that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality today. Chapter by chapter Beachy’s scholarship illuminates forgotten firsts, including the life and work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, first to claim (in 1896) that same-sex desire is an immutable, biologically determined characteristic, and founder of the Institute for Sexual Science. Though raided and closed down by the Nazis in 1933, the institute served as, among other things, “a veritable incubator for the science of tran-sexuality,” scene of one of the world’s first sex reassignment surgeries. Fascinating, surprising, and informative—Gay Berlin is certain to be counted as a foundational cultural examination of human sexuality. From the Hardcover edition.