Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, by John Dececco Phd,Dawn Atkins

By John Dececco Phd,Dawn Atkins

having a look Queer: physique snapshot in Lesbian, Bisexual, homosexual, and Transgender groups includes examine, firsthand money owed, poetry, idea, and journalistic essays that handle and description the exact wishes of sexual minorities while facing consuming problems and visual appeal obsession. taking a look Queer will provide participants of those groups wish, perception, and knowledge into physique picture concerns, assisting you to simply accept and to like your physique. additionally, students, future health care execs, and physique picture activists won't merely know about queer reports and id and the way they impact contributors, yet also will know the way many of the matters concerned have an effect on society as a complete.

Dismantling the parable that physique snapshot concerns have an effect on in simple terms heterosexual ladies, taking a look Queer explores physique concerns in keeping with gender, race, category, age, and incapacity. in addition, this groundbreaking booklet attests to the struggles, soreness, and triumph of queer humans in an open and finished demeanour. greater than 60 participants offer their wisdom and private reports in facing physique photograph matters unique to the homosexual and transgender groups, including:

  • exploring and breaking down the kinds of gender and sexuality which are present in many physique photo issues
  • finding how you can heal your self and your community
  • discovering what it capacity to “look like a dyke” or to “look gay”
  • fearing fats as an indication of femininity
  • determining what race has to do with the homosexual ideal
  • discussing the stereotyped ”double negative”--being a fats lesbian
  • learning thoughts of resistance to societal ideals
  • critiquing ”the tradition of wish” inside homosexual men’s groups that emphasizes appears above every little thing else

    Revealing new and complicated dimensions to physique photograph matters, taking a look Queer not just discusses the struggles and hardships of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, yet seems on the approaches that could bring about popularity of oneself. Written through either women and men, the subjects and examine in having a look Queer supply perception into the lives of individuals you could relate to, permitting you to profit from their reports so that you, too, can locate pleasure and happiness in accepting your body.

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