Orienting Feminism

Orienting Feminism
Author: Catherine Dale,Rosemary Overell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 3319706608
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orienting Feminism Book Excerpt:

This edited collection explores the meaning of feminism in the contemporary moment, which is constituted primarily by action but also uncertainty. The book focuses on feminist modes of activism, as well as media and cultural representation to ask questions about organising, representing and articulating feminist politics. In particular it tackles the intersections between media technologies and gendered identities, with contributions that cover topics such as twerking, trigger warnings, and trans identities. This volume directly addresses topical issues in feminism and is a valuable asset to scholars of gender, media and sexuality studies.

Reality TV and Queer Identities

Reality TV and Queer Identities
Author: Michael Lovelock
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN: 3030142159
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality TV and Queer Identities Book Excerpt:

This book examines queer visibility in reality television, which is arguably the most prolific space of gay, lesbian, transgender and otherwise queer media representation. It explores almost two decades of reality programming, from Big Brother to I Am Cait, American Idol to RuPaul’s Drag Race, arguing that the specific conventions of reality TV—its intimacy and emotion, its investments in celebrity and the ideal of authenticity—have inextricably shaped the ways in which queer people have become visible in reality shows. By challenging popular judgements on reality shows as damaging spaces of queer representation, this book argues that reality TV has pioneered a unique form of queer-inclusive broadcasting, where a desire for authenticity, rather than being heterosexual, is the norm. Across all chapters, this book investigates how reality TV’s celebration of ‘compulsory authenticity’ has circulated ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ ways of being queer, demonstrating how possibilities for queer visibility are shaped by broader anxieties and around selfhood, identity and the real in contemporary cultural life.

Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT themed Texts in Schools

Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT themed Texts in Schools
Author: Mollie V. Blackburn,Caroline T. Clark,Wayne J. Martino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351346040
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT themed Texts in Schools Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on queering texts with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) themes in collaboration with students - young to young adult – and their teachers - both pre- and in- service. It strives to generate knowledge and deeper understandings of the pedagogical implications for working with LGBT-themed texts in classrooms across grade levels. The contributions in this book offer explicit implications for pedagogical practice, considering literature for children and young adults, and work in elementary school, high school, and university classrooms and schools. They give insights on exploring how queer and trans theories might inform the teaching and learning of English language arts with great respect to people who live their lives beyond hegemonic heternormativity and cisnormativity. They provide wisdom on how to provoke, foster, and navigate complicated conversations about sexuality, queer desire, gender creativity, gender independence, and trans inclusivity. In addition, they show how all of these are informed by an epistemological and ontological understanding of gender embodiment as a process of becoming. They offer insights into how queer and trans theories, as informed and driven by trans, non-binary and gender diverse scholars themselves, can move all of us beyond LGBTQ-inclusivity and inform reading, discussing, teaching, and learning in all of the classrooms and school contexts where we live and work. This volume was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

LGBTQ Culture

LGBTQ Culture
Author: Bruce E. Drushel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000287114
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Culture Book Excerpt:

Recent decades have seen remarkable changes in the cultural visibility, legal status, and social acceptance of LGBTQ+ people, from positive representations of queerness in television series like The L-Word and Will & Grace, to films about queer intersectionality like Moonlight, to openly-gay and lesbian elected officials and leaders in the business community, to the end of anti-sodomy laws and marriage discrimination. With these advances have come assimilation of the queer subculture into the mainstream and, with it, loss of both some of the stigmatization of non-heteronormativity and the very cornerstones of the distinctiveness of LGBTQ+ communities, including queer neighbourhoods, bars and nightclubs, bookstores, publications, and other queer businesses. Queer couples and their children are migrating from LGBTQ+ enclaves to neighbourhoods with better schools, queer singles meet in virtual spaces rather than in bars, and LGBTQ+ bookstores and community centres, once the hub of queer communities, are closing, replaced by Amazon.com and social media. These changes raise the question of how LGBTQ+ culture is changing and whether, like many assimilated subcultures before it, it may be in fact endangered. This book examines these seismic changes, their sociological and cultural implications, reminisces about what has been lost and gained, and hints at what the future may hold for LGBTQ+ people. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality.

Queering Families Schooling Publics

Queering Families  Schooling Publics
Author: Anne M. Harris,Stacy Holman Jones,Sandra L. Faulkner,Eloise D. Brook
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1134869282
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queering Families Schooling Publics Book Excerpt:

At a time of increasingly diverse and dynamic debates on the intersections of contemporary LGBTQ rights, trans* visibility, same-sex families, and sexualities education, there is surprisingly little writing on what it means to queer notions of family and kinship networks in global context. Building on the recent wave of scholarship on queerness in families and how families intersect with schools, schooling and educational institutions more broadly, this book considers how we are taught to enact family at home, at school and through the media, and how this pedagogy has shifted and changed over time. Conceived as a collection of keywords that take up the vocabulary of queerness, queering practices, and queer families, the authors employ a nuanced intersectional approach to connect the damaging and persistent invisibility of their subject to the complex and dominant and normalizing discourses of marriage and family. Offering post-structural, post-humanist, and new materialist perspectives on kinship and the family, this book moves the conversation forward by critically interrogating and expanding upon current knowledges about gender diversity, queer kinship, and pedagogy.

Teaching Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth

Teaching  Affirming  and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth
Author: sj Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 113756766X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Book by the Michigan Council Teachers of English Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 Winner of the 2017 AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Exemplary Research Award This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. This book aims to highlight how these enactments can be made readily conscious to teachers as a reminder that gender normativity has established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, (a)gender/(a)sexual, gender creative, and questioning youth.

Speak Up

Speak Up
Author: Adora Svitak
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN: 1781319510
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Up Book Excerpt:

Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love. From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas for the environment, anti-war speeches to incredible testimony of lived experiences, the speeches collected here demonstrate the profound wisdom of youth and why it is important to speak up and out on what concerns us. ‘A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its own lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.’ —Kofi Annan

Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K 12 and Teacher Education

Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K 12 and Teacher Education
Author: Adrian D. Martin,Kathryn J. Strom
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 1641136197
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K 12 and Teacher Education Book Excerpt:

Past research on gender and LGBTQ issues in K-12 and teacher education has primarily focused on identifying ways of fostering inclusive and affirmative school communities for non-cis and/or queer students and enabling learning contexts to promote academic learning. Much of this work has attended to theorizing pedagogies and curricula conducive towards such an aim. Yet, despite legal advances for gender equity and LGBTQ rights in diverse global contexts and the increased visibility of LGBTQ issues in mainstream media, non-cis and queer individuals (especially those of color) continue to experience violence, face housing discrimination, employment discrimination, and the denial of service in public businesses. In light of the numerous growing conservative movements to not only roll back legal advances for LGBTQ individuals, but to also promote a culture of homophobia and transphobia, scholars must attend to the myriad ways in which members of the school community can counter such efforts, and how the multiple facets of the educative experience can be conceptualized beyond a paradigm that continues to marginalize gender diverse and LGBTQ individuals. This volume, Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K12 and Teacher Education: A Rainbow Assemblage, edited by Adrian D. Martin and Kathryn J. Strom, provides examples of empirical inquiries and theorizations that explore how schools can function as more than safe academic environments for gender diverse and LGBTQ students. The contributing authors attend to classrooms and educative contexts as spaces that promote the affirmative inclusion of not only LGBTQ students, but other education stakeholders as well with the aim to dismantle homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and other hate-based ideologies. The volume serves as an insightful and useful resource for educators, teacher educators, and education researchers engaged in inquiry and pedagogy towards systems of schooling unencumbered by heteronormativity other hate-based ideologies with implications for future professional practice.

After September

After September
Author: Mark D. Ransom
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2009-08-04
ISBN: 9781462835195
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After September Book Excerpt:

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The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds
Author: Douglas Murray
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 1472959949
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madness of Crowds Book Excerpt:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year Updated with a new afterword by the author 'Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues' – Jordan B. Peterson '[Murray's] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone' – Richard Dawkins Are we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society – from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women – Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.

Fake Science

Fake Science
Author: Austin Ruse
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 1621576140
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fake Science Book Excerpt:

If you listen to any political argument, you're eventually bound to hear something like: "The science is settled on this." Or: "Just look at the statistics!" Or: "There have been studies that say..." You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily mislead by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science.

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children s Picture Books

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children   s Picture Books
Author: A. Jesús Moya-Guijarro,Eija Ventola
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 1000456064
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children s Picture Books Book Excerpt:

This collection offers a thorough treatment of the ways in which the verbal and visual semiotic modes interrelate toward promoting gender equality and social inclusion in children’s picture books. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work in multimodality, including multimodal cognitive linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, and visual social semiotics, the book expands on descriptive-oriented studies to offer a more linguistically driven perspective on children’s picture books. The volume explores the choice afforded to and the lexico-semantic and discursive strategies employed by writers and illustrators in conveying representational, interpersonal, and textual meanings in the verbal and non-verbal components in these narratives in order to challenge gender stereotypes and promote the social inclusion of same-sex parent families. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, social semiotics, and children’s literature. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com.

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights
Author: Eric Braun
Publsiher: Lerner Publications
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1467796654
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights Book Excerpt:

Do you ever worry about people being treated unfairly? Do you wish you could help make things better? The civil rights activists profiled in this book do that every day. One teenager organized a hunger strike and a protest of 120,000 people to demand voting rights. Three friends started the Black Lives Matter movement by commenting on social media. Another activist started a petition that asked teen magazines to stop altering photos of girls' bodies. And a farmworker organized other farmworkers and consumers to ask for higher wages and better working conditions. Explore the stories of these inspiring kids and adults, and learn how to start making a difference yourself.

Bicycles

Bicycles
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0061984094
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bicycles Book Excerpt:

In her legendary career, artist and activist Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, and a voice for social justice who can inform and inspire in times of national crisis. Controversial, revolutionary, ethereal, or illuminating, her poems about race, Black lives, violence, gender, and family move readers of all ages and backgrounds. With BICYCLES, she’s collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 LOVE POEMS. An instant classic, that book--romantic, bold, and erotic--expressed notions of love in ways that were delightfully unexpected. In the years that followed, Giovanni experienced losses both public and private. A mother’s passing, a sister’s, too. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni rediscovered love--what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love--and all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart--is distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets. In a time of national crisis or personal crisis, this is a collection that will open minds and change hearts as only the best art can.

A to Zoo Supplement to the Ninth Edition Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 9th Edition

A to Zoo  Supplement to the Ninth Edition  Subject Access to Children s Picture Books  9th Edition
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1610698207
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Zoo Supplement to the Ninth Edition Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 9th Edition Book Excerpt:

This supplement updates the ninth edition of the classic reference with information on children's picture books published in 2014 and 2015. It is an essential guide for collection development and readers' advisory as well as an invaluable resource for program planning. • Offers quick access to subjects of interest to young children • Provides easy-to-understand subject headings that can be used by patrons as well as professionals • Helps in preparing reading lists and organizing storytime themes • Covers a broad range of subjects to meet the needs of librarians, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers • Features user-friendly organization • Includes in-depth indexing and full bibliographical details

Double Deception

Double Deception
Author: Ford D. Barrett
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-08
ISBN: 1462885500
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Deception Book Excerpt:

Double Deception is a mystery suspense about a young artist named Antonio who feels that he never finds true love. That is until he meets Simone Jackson, a wealthy middle age women who hears about his paintings from a friend. She falls for his paintings and the two create a business relationship. The relationship turns from business to pleasure as the two generate a physical chemistry that seemingly blinds Antonio. What Antonio does not know is that Simone Jackson has other motives; to take over her the art gallery gaining all the assets and killing Antonio. When Antonio's friends find this out, they desperately intervene to stop him but their attempts to help become at times deadly. This twisted suspense tail ends deadly leaving the characters and the readers mystified, dumbfounded and shocked.

The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ Children s Picture Books

The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ  Children   s Picture Books
Author: Jennifer Miller
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 1496840011
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ Children s Picture Books Book Excerpt:

In The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books, Jennifer Miller identifies an archive of over 150 English-language children’s picture books that explicitly represent LGBTQ+ identities, expressions, and issues. This archive is then analyzed to explore the evolution of LGBTQ+ characters and content from the 1970s to the present. Miller describes dominant tropes that emerge in the field to analyze historical shifts in representational practices, which she suggests parallel larger sociocultural shifts in the visibility of LGBTQ+ identities. Additionally, Miller considers material constraints and possibilities affecting the production, distribution, and consumption of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books from the 1970s to the present. This foundational work defines the field of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books thoroughly, yet accessibly. In addition to laying the groundwork for further research, The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books presents a reading lens, critical optimism, used to analyze the transformative potential of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. Many texts remain attached to heteronormative family forms and raced and classed models of success. However, by considering what these books put into the world, as well as problematic aspects of the world reproduced within them, Miller argues that LGBTQ+ children’s picture books are an essential world-making project and seek to usher in a transformed world as well as a significant historical archive that reflects material and representational shifts in dominant and subcultural understandings of gender and sexuality.

The Transgender Exigency

The Transgender Exigency
Author: Edward Schiappa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN: 1000538745
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transgender Exigency Book Excerpt:

At no other point in human history have the definitions of "woman" and "man," "male" and "female," "masculine" and "feminine," been more contentious than now. This book advances a pragmatic approach to the act of defining that acknowledges the important ethical dimensions of our definitional practices. Increased transgender rights and visibility has been met with increased opposition, controversy, and even violence. Who should have the power to define the meanings of sex and gender? What values and interests are advanced by competing definitions? Should an all-boys’ college or high school allow transgender boys to apply? Should transgender women be allowed to use the women’s bathroom? How has growing recognition of intersex conditions challenged our definitions of sex/gender? In this timely intervention, Edward Schiappa examines the key sites of debate including schools, bathrooms, the military, sports, prisons, and feminism, drawing attention to the political, practical, and ethical dimensions of the act of defining itself. This is an important text for students and scholars in gender studies, philosophy, communication, and sociology.

More Girls Who Rocked the World

More Girls Who Rocked the World
Author: Michelle Roehm McCann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1582706409
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Girls Who Rocked the World Book Excerpt:

"Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the 2012 bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and inspiring collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who rocked the world before turning twenty. A variety of achievements, interests, and ethnic backgrounds are represented, from Annie Oakley and Cleopatra to Malala Yousafzai and Misty Copeland--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young women are also interspersed throughout the book, as well as profiles of teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now"--

Trans forming Terminology and Ideology in Media Medicine and Mental Health

Trans forming Terminology and Ideology in Media  Medicine and Mental Health
Author: Steven S. Funk,Jaydi Funk
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN: 1527577422
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans forming Terminology and Ideology in Media Medicine and Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This book offers research-based evidence for considering the next generation of trans*+ individuals and for making classrooms, healthcare facilities, and clinics affirming spaces for people of all genders. Brazenly challenging what once may have seemed standard, it presents the findings of a large-scale mixed-methods research project. The text offers a deep dive into the literature surrounding trans*+ topics and controversies in media, medicine, and mental health. Introducing a new addition to ‘LGBTQIA’, ‘Thisgender’, the book approaches trans*+ studies with provocative questions and illuminating answers.