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My Butch Career

Author : Esther Newton
ISBN : 9781478002727
Genre : Social Science
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During her difficult childhood, Esther Newton recalls that she “became an anti-girl, a girl refusenik, caught between genders,” and that her “child body was a strong and capable instrument stuffed into the word ‘girl.’” Later, in early adulthood, as she was on her way to becoming a trailblazing figure in gay and lesbian studies, she “had already chosen higher education over the strongest passion in my life, my love for women, because the two seemed incompatible.” In My Butch Career Newton tells the compelling, disarming, and at times sexy story of her struggle to write, teach, and find love, all while coming to terms with her identity during a particularly intense time of homophobic persecution in the twentieth century. Newton recounts a series of traumas and conflicts, from being molested as a child to her failed attempts to live a “normal,” straight life in high school and college. She discusses being denied tenure at Queens College—despite having written the foundational Mother Camp—and nearly again so at SUNY Purchase. With humor and grace, she describes the influence her father Saul's strong masculinity had on her, her introduction to middle-class gay life, and her love affairs—including one with a well-known abstract painter and another with a French academic she met on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Mexico and with whom she traveled throughout France and Switzerland. By age forty, where Newton's narrative ends, she began to achieve personal and scholarly stability in the company of the first politicized generation of out lesbian and gay scholars with whom she helped create gender and sexuality studies. Affecting and immediate, My Butch Career is a story of a gender outlaw in the making, an invaluable account of a beloved and influential figure in LGBT history, and a powerful reminder of just how recently it has been possible to be an openly queer academic.
Category: Social Science

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay

Author : Esther Newton
ISBN : 0822326124
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays by a pioneering queer anthropologist.
Category: Social Science

Queer Ideas

Author : City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
ISBN : 1558614494
Genre : Education
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This volume brings together ten core thinkers in the field of lesbian and gay studies. Participants in the outstanding Kessler series, hosted by CLAGS, the premiere U.S. think-tank in the field, they present ten -diverse approaches to the experiences, history, and culture of lesbian and gay people, and in the process they think new and queer ideas into being. Beginning with Joan Nestle, who explores the outsider status of lesbians through the complex life a black lesbian domestic worker, and ending with Judith Butler, who speaks on -human rights in the aftermath of -September 11. The collection includes the pantheon of queer theorists: Edmund White on queer fiction and criticism, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick on the dialogics of love, and John D'Emilio on gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
Category: Education

Butch Femme

Author : Sally Munt
ISBN : 0304339598
Genre : Social Science
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Essays on the butch-femme designations, respecting the power that these categories have in the lesbian community while at the same time avoiding the cliched romanticism often inherent in their representation.
Category: Social Science

The Dartmouth Review Pleads Innocent

Author : James Panero
ISBN : UOM:39015064761565
Genre : Education
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In 1980, disaffected editors from the student daily of Dartmouth College founded an off-campus conservative newspaper known as The Dartmouth Review. For twenty-five years, this renegade student publication, funded largely by discontented alumni, has made national headlines through its unique, provocative, and controversial brand of journalism. In doing so, The Dartmouth Review has shined a spotlight on the progressively liberal assumptions of Dartmouth College and of higher education, radically changing the terms of campus debate. This anthology presents the history of The Dartmouth Review in its own words, featuring the student writings of the leading conservative journalists of the Reagan era to the present. It also presents the story of a newspaper under constant attack by a liberal ideology that seeks to silence dissent--and the triumph of that newspaper over those attacks. Featuring additional commentary by William F. Buckley Jr. and Jeffrey Hart, this volume recounts an important chapter in the history of campus activism, Dartmouth College, and the American conservative movement.
Category: Education

Lgbtq America Today

Author : John C Hawley
ISBN : 0313339902
Genre : Social Science
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Hundreds of alphabetically arranged biographical and topical entries survey the current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer American culture.
Category: Social Science

Contemporary Authors

Author : Scot Peacock
ISBN : 0787646148
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Game Of My Life Boston Red Sox

Author : Chaz Scoggins
ISBN : 9781582619927
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Going back nearly 70 years, almost to the very start of the seminal Yawkey Era--when the Sox were owned by Tom and Jean Yawkey--"Game of My Life" recalls some of the greatest players in Red Sox history and some of their greatest games. Black-and-white photos throughout.
Category: Sports & Recreation