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Straight Man

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Publisher: Vintage
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Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

Straight Man Gay

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Author: Danny Culpepper
Publisher: Sherrie Johnson
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Straight Man Gay by Danny Culpepper Book Resume:

What would you do if true love showed up in the wrong package− and knocked your socks off? American actor John Kaiser lives in London where he’s found fame as a television celebrity and theatrical star. He unwittingly falls in love with Brian Mallory, a reclusive Scottish millionaire who takes refuge in his London penthouse once a year to conduct business. Brian sees John as a shy, nervous, and clumsy new friend, but John hopes they’ll be much more than just friends—until he learns of a love rival: curvaceous, blonde, and sexy Carol Lexington. He’s devastated when he realizes he can’t compete with this beautiful woman. Or can he? And even if he could win Brian’s love, what other forces would lie in wait to tear them apart? From the ritzy charity galas of London’s elite to an English countryside manor and a stunning, riverfront luxury penthouse, this love story takes you on a journey of humor, happiness, pain, jealousy, and shocking betrayal. Filled with quirky best friends, catastrophic events, and undying love and devotion, it’s the story of a straight man who falls in love with a gay man who did everything wrong and still got everything right. Straight Man Gay does what Giovanni’s Room and Brokeback Mountain couldn’t: It takes the shame out of being gay and in love.

In Love with a Straight Man

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Author: Guy Estinvil
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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In Love with a Straight Man by Guy Estinvil Book Resume:

In Love With a Straight Man: A Collection of Gay Short Stories, you will fi nd a lover begging his lover to take him back; a teacher who waited until his pupil was no longer a minor to have sex with him; a teaching assistant who had sex with one of his students at the university and paid for it with the loss of his job; an American who went to Haiti with his lover and almost lost his life; and other stories dealing with gay issues. Although they vary in length and content, the stories have one thing in common; the realistic portrayal of a number of gay characters dealing with real-life situations. In that sense, they are very illuminating. Furthermore, they are all interesting pieces of work, teeming with many rich characters.

Mostly Straight

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Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Mostly Straight by Ritch C. Savin-Williams Book Resume:

A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.

Not Gay

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Author: Jane Ward
Publisher: NYU Press
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Not Gay by Jane Ward Book Resume:

A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there’s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other’s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members’ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can—and do—have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward’s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality—not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era.

Navigating Differences

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Author: Jammie Price
Publisher: Routledge
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Navigating Differences by Jammie Price Book Resume:

Navigating Differences: Friendships Between Gay and Straight Men is a one-of-a-kind cross-sexual study that shows you how today’s gay and straight men build, maintain, and foster true friendships. In this activist, participatory study, you’ll get a day-in-the-life look at 44 pairs of cross-sexual men’s friendships and see what helps them negotiate the terrain of their emotional, sexual, psychological, and social differences in today’s climate of often publicly defended homophobia and heterosexism. Navigating Differences succeeds in bringing the true picture of cross-sexual men’s relationships to you, regardless of your personal orientation or political affiliation. You’ll find information--straight from the lives of the study’s participants--that shows you how different sexual orientations impact the way men spend time together, maintain friendships, cope with sexual struggles, and open good communication channels. Most importantly, you’ll get detailed facts and feedback concerning: hegemonic masculinity embracing, struggling with, and ignoring differences group demographic characteristics embeddedness and emotional communication outness in-groups, out-groups, and reference groups Hearsay and prejudice might claim to know what gay and straight men think of each other, but Navigating Differences replaces rumors with research and shows you what really keeps gay and straight men in lasting friendships in all arenas of life. You’ll learn firsthand what it takes to overcome differences and what it means to turn difference into meaningful relationships.

Straight Man Gay Two

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Author: Danny Culpepper
Publisher: Sherrie Johnson
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Straight Man Gay Two by Danny Culpepper Book Resume:

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Changing Sex and Bending Gender

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Author: Alison Shaw,Shirley Ardener
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Changing Sex and Bending Gender by Alison Shaw,Shirley Ardener Book Resume:

Anthropologists and historians have shown us that 'male' and 'female' are variously defined historically and cross-culturally. The contributions to this volume focus on the voluntary and involuntary, temporary or permanent transformation of gender identity. Overall, this volume provides powerful and compelling illustrations of how, across a wide range of cultures, processes of gender transformation are shaped within, and ultimately constrained by, social and political context. From medical responses to biological ambiguity, legal responses to cases brought by transsexuals, the historical role of the eunuch in Byzantium, the social transformation of gender in Northern Albania and in the Southern Philippines, to North American 'drag' shows, English pantomime and Japanese kabuki theatre, this volume offers revealing insights into the ambiguities and limitations of gender transformation.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

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Author: Yuri Dolgopolov
Publisher: McFarland
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases by Yuri Dolgopolov Book Resume:

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men

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Author: Christopher J Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
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Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men by Christopher J Alexander Book Resume:

Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men: A Workbook is an educational workbook for gay men that covers a variety of topics, including family of origin, addiction, self-image, dating and relationships, AIDS and multiple loss, and spirituality. Each chapter provides an overview of the mental health concerns of gay men, as well as exercises the reader can do to facilitate his personal understanding of the issues covered. While the book is written in nontechnical language, making it useful to the general public, its wide selection of workbook exercises makes it useful for psychotherapists and counselors working with gay men. Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men is written to the reader--with brief examples from the author’s work as a clinical psychologist helping gay men. A central goal of the book is to normalize the feelings and experiences the reader has, as many gay men feel like they’re the only ones with their feelings or experiences. The book’s problem-solving approach addresses: family of origin--provides exercises to identify and examine gay men’s role in the family, examine their childhood perceptions of being different, and help them map out family patterns and dynamics self-image--includes self-image assessment questionnaires and written exercises that challenge the reader to look at how they’re affected by societal perceptions addiction--explores why gay men are vulnerable to addictive behavior and offers strategies for change and self-assessment exercises dating and relationships--covers the unique challenges faced by gay men, with exercises for single as well as coupled men AIDS and mental health--provides exercises to help the reader examine the impact of AIDS on his own life and to assess the impact of multiple loss and prolonged grief Readers can do the workbook exercises on their own, or therapists can assign chapters and exercises as homework, with clients bringing the completed assignment to therapy for more in-depth exploration and discussion. By providing informative chapters and useful exercises, Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men becomes an avenue through which gay men can understand their identity, experiences, and goals.

The Extra Man

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Author: Jonathan Ames
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames Book Resume:

Jonathan Ames, whose debut novel I Pass Like Night was enthusiastically praised by Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates, has followed up with a brilliant and comic second novel. Louis Ives, the narrator of The Extra Man, fancies himself a young gentleman fashioned after his heroes in the books of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He dresses the part -- favoring neckties, blue blazers, and sport coats. But he also has a penchant for women's clothing, a weakness that causes him to lose his job as a teacher at a Princeton day school after a bizarre incident involving a colleague's brassiere. Thrust out of Princeton, he heads to New York where he rents a cheap room in the madly discombobulated apartment of Henry Harrison, a failed but brilliant playwright who dances alone to Ethel Merman records, sneaks into Broadway shows, and performs with great style the duties of a walker -- an escort for the rich widows of the Upper East Side. The two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a relationship that is irascible mentor and eager apprentice, and they form a bond the depths of which neither expected. But Louis, when he's not with Henry, has fascinations that lead him to an unusual community on the fringes of the sex world of Times Square. He develops a secret life there, which he fears will be his undoing and which he must keep hidden from Henry at all costs. A hilarious yet moving story about friendship and longing, The Extra Man is an original and unforgettable novel by one of America's most talented young writers.

Sex Cultures

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Author: Amin Ghaziani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Sex Cultures by Amin Ghaziani Book Resume:

Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality? In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices. Unlike sex, which is a biological expression, the word 'sexuality' highlights how the materiality of the body acquires cultural meaning as it encounters other bodies, institutions, regulations, symbols, societal norms, values, and worldviews. Think of it this way: sex + culture = sexuality. Sex Cultures offers an introduction to sexuality unlike any other. Its case-study and debate-driven approach, animated by examples from across the globe and across disciplines, upends stubborn assumptions that pit sex against society. The elegance of the arguments makes this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

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Author: Dan Anderson,Maggie Berman
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man by Dan Anderson,Maggie Berman Book Resume:

Who better to unveil the mysteries of the he-man psyche than a woman's best friend, the master of clever and refined thinking, the gay man? He knows exactly when, where, and how to elicit that ultimate ooh-ooh, because he knows all too well what he wants. Two fearless and dedicated scholars, Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman have conducted an intensive, lifelong survey on the subject of male pleasure, at times even descending into the trenches themselves. Now the wisdom they gained can finally be divulged to the heterosexual public. Dazzle your guy with surefire man-pleasers! The Flying Wallenda Position The Upstanding Citizen The Princeton Belly Rub Get the fire started with foolproof first moves! "Wait a second . . . let me get that thread off your pants." "Wow, you've been working out! Make a muscle." Hot tips for hot loving! The Up, Twist, Over, and Down—the stroke that'll have men fighting over you like you were Helen of Troy! Remember: You want to hold a Diet Coke, but you don't want to crush the can. So take some Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man . . . and drive your lover to new heights of ecstasy!

Either Civilized or Phobic

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Author: Abhijit Naskar
Publisher: Neuro Cookies
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Either Civilized or Phobic by Abhijit Naskar Book Resume:

“Love has no gender - compassion has no religion - character has no race.” After giving the world three distinct works on humanism, one of twenty-first century’s most influential thinkers Abhijit Naskar rises with his fourth humanizing work of egalitarianism, in the Humanism Series. Here once again in his philosophical hands Biological Sciences come to the termination of the society’s primeval prejudice against Homosexuality. Following the line of his previous three books entitled Principia Humanitas, We Are All Black and The Bengal Tigress, the current book reinforces the global vision of rational thinking and one humanity in the psyche of the civilized society. “Either Civilized or Phobic” is a beautiful treatise on human sexuality with the focus being on homosexuality. Here Naskar enables us to delve deep into the neural realm of the human mind, to get acquainted with the development of the neurological circuits that shape a person’s sexual identity. He reveals to us in his unique philosophical manner, how all the stigmas attached to same sex orientation are mere social constructs driven by ignorance and prejudice. Naskar calls upon the conscientious humans to rise against the evils of human character and reshape the norms of the society with nothing but humanism in their heart.

The Future of Men

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Author: Jack Myers
Publisher: Inkshares
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The Future of Men by Jack Myers Book Resume:

“Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse of the very latest. Myers has clearly done his homework, and the result is this superb book.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of The Roosevelts and The Civil War After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” men are now rejecting the macho stereotype and instead developing empathy, getting in touch with their emotions, and becoming more sensitive in their relationships. Women are gaining ground in business, culture, education, relationships, and politics as traditional male and female roles disappear. The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century prepares men and women for this shift in gender norms. As the definition of a “real man” evolves, understanding the future of men in business, politics, sports, education, relationships, and parenting will be essential for men to maintain psychological well-being, strengthen their self-esteem and sexual self-confidence, and rewire their emotional lives. The Future of Men provides tools to help men, and especially younger men, recognize and embrace new behaviors that are required for health and happiness at work, at home, and in their relationships.

Biopsy of Religions

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Author: Abhijit Naskar
Publisher: Neuro Cookies
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Biopsy of Religions by Abhijit Naskar Book Resume:

International Best Seller "I agree with Naskar that the path of tolerance is the only way." - Daniel C. Dennett Two Hundred Thousand years ago, we the sapiens were just a newly evolved species in a corner of Africa. Eventually we transformed ourselves into the master of the entire planet. We tamed our surroundings, increased food production, built civilizations and established empires. Unfortunately, despite all our astonishing achievements whenever it comes to religion, we humans become primitively narrow-minded. We have advanced from canoes to galleys to steamships to space shuttles, yet often many of us humans find it extremely difficult to look beyond the textual fanaticism of the scriptures. If all the religious leaders of humanity intended to teach the lessons of love and compassion, then why are there so many conflicts in this civilized world? The answer can be found inside the magnificent neural circuitry of the human brain. Abhijit Naskar, bestselling author and one of the world’s celebrated neuroscientists shows us a way out from the religious conflicts. He shows the possibility of a better world, where science doesn’t collide with religion. He shows the construction of a world, where people from all religious backgrounds embrace each other and live in harmony. Naskar uses the tools of modern neuroscience to analyze the human perception of religions and shows us the path towards universal tolerance.

Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age

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Author: Kay Siebler
Publisher: Springer
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Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age by Kay Siebler Book Resume:

This book explores, through specific analysis of media representations, personal interviews, and historical research, how the digital environment perpetuates harmful and limiting stereotypes of queerness. Siebler argues that heteronormativity has co-opted queer representations, largely in order to sell goods, surgeries, and lifestyles, reinforcing instead of disrupting the masculine and feminine heterosexual binaries through capitalist consumption. Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age focuses on different identity populations (gay, lesbian, transgender) and examines the theories (queer, feminist, and media theories) in conjunction with contemporary representations of each identity group. In the twenty-first century, social media, dating sites, social activist sites, and videos/films, are primary educators of social identity. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and transsexual peoples, these digital interactions help shape queer identities and communities.

Gender Equality in Changing Times

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Author: Angela Smith
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Gender Equality in Changing Times by Angela Smith Book Resume:

This edited collection explores issues of gender equality in the global context. Campaigns to achieve gender equality throughout the twentieth century brought about huge changes in westernised countries. In particular, the achievements of second-wave feminism with regards to gender and sexual equality benefit many people today. The famous 'seven demands' of the second-wave movement form the basis of the chapters of this book, probing the advances made legally, socially and culturally. Contributors to this collection acknowledge the advances brought about by the second-wave movement, but highlight the work which still needs to be done in the twenty-first century, including the changes in society that have resulted in shifts in masculinity. Gender Equality in Changing Times is divided into two parts, following an overview of theoretical debates and social contexts that lead us to the current period of gender and sexual relations. Part One looks at gender equality by exploring the 'experience' of being part of a group where gender boundaries still exist, drawing on auto-ethnographies of those in key groups that are central to this debate, as well as interviews with members of such groups. Part Two investigates wider representations of these groups, offering an insight into the geopolitical world of gender relations in Saudi Arabia and China. Ultimately, this collection shows how much has been achieved, yet how far is also left to go. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, history, education, sociology, media studies, politics, business studies, cultural studies and English literature and linguistics, will find this book of interest.

BURLESQUE A Final Tribute: Legends Recipes & Minsky’s Files

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Author: Jane Briggeman
Publisher: BearManor Media
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BURLESQUE A Final Tribute: Legends Recipes & Minsky’s Files by Jane Briggeman Book Resume:

In 2004, Patricia Elliott Minsky sent me multiple packages of materials that came from the files of her late husband Harold Minsky. The files were primarily from the 1960s into the early 1980s, with a few from even earlier years thrown in. After Harold died on Christmas Day in 1977, Pat carried on the Minsky tradition and produced a few shows herself. With so many articles, letters, lists, reviews, and more, the Minsky section is meant to take you back in time to relive the burlesque experience through the eyes of Harold Minsky. This book also contains a tribute to Jennie Lee and “Exotic World,” and a chapter on Sintana; a request from her family and friends. Lastly, the recipe section in this book largely comes straight from the burlesque legends themselves. There are over 500 photos throughout the book; I hope you enjoy it… For additional burlesque history please check out my other books published by BearManor Media: BURLESQUE: A Living History, winner of a Bronze IPPY; BURLESQUE: Legendary Stars of the Stage 2nd Edition, winner of a Gold IPPY; and BURLESQUE: A Collection of Comedy Blackouts.

Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics

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Author: Andrzej Warminski
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics by Andrzej Warminski Book Resume:

Readings of de Man's critique of aesthetic ideology and the strange 'materiality' that emerges from it. This volume explicates Paul de Man's late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man's work in all its rigour - and hence also the aesthetic theory of Kant, Schiller, and Hegel- the book goes on to uncover a 'material moment' in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that lives on in Marx and in the Marxist tradition. The book also elucidates de Man's critical reading of Heidegger on the example of Holderlin-a moment essential for de Man's shifts to the question of rhetoric and then to the question of ideology-and ends with a reading of Derrida's 'last' text on de Man and its uncanny self-inscription in Rousseau's episode of the stolen ribbon.

If You Seduce a Straight Person, Can You Make Them Gay?

If You Seduce a Straight Person, Can You Make Them Gay? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Dececco, Phd,John Patrick Elia
Publisher: Routledge
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If You Seduce a Straight Person, Can You Make Them Gay? by John Dececco, Phd,John Patrick Elia Book Resume:

The debate on whether or not people are born homosexual (biological essentialist theory) or become homosexual during the course of their lives (social constructionist theory) continues as each side claims to prove the truth through research and clinical findings. This breakthrough book shows the fissures in concepts of the gay and lesbian identity and the one-sidedness of both biological essentialist and social constructionist versions of both sexual and gender identity. The editors present an alternative view--sexual and gender expression is a product of complementary biological, personal, and cultural influences in If You Seduce a Straight Person, Can You Make Them Gay? Through theoretical analysis, ethnographic and empirical data, and case studies, the editors show how the one-sidedness of both biological essentialist and social constructionist versions of sexual and gender identity make it difficult, if not impossible, to conceptually determine the origin of an individual’s sexual expression. This thought-provoking book covers many topics that are sure to cause readers to re-evaluate their thinking about the origins of gay and lesbian identity. Among the topics examined with this fresh perspective are: Childhood Cross-Gender Behavior and Adult Homosexuality Gay and Lesbian Teachers and Coming Out Homosexuality, Marriage, Fidelity, and the Gay Community: Case of Gay Husbands Can Seduction Make Straight Men Gay? Gay and Lesbian Identities in Non-industrialized Societies--Surinam (Dutch New Guinea), Turkey, Nicaragua, and Argentina Political-Economic Construction of Gay Male Identities Readers will clearly see that the controversy over the being born gay or becoming gay debate is far from resolved. From the beginning, the book explores how human beings are less constrained by biology than many would like to believe. Social circumstances and economics cause some determination of identity, but not exclusively. Theoretical introductions to each chapter attempt to synthesize elements on both sides of this most contemporary debate.

Doing Gender Diversity

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Author: Rebecca F. Plante,Lis M. Mau
Publisher: Routledge
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Doing Gender Diversity by Rebecca F. Plante,Lis M. Mau Book Resume:

This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself - how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call 'gender', from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.

Women and Gay Men in the Postwar Period

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Author: John Portmann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Women and Gay Men in the Postwar Period by John Portmann Book Resume:

Friendships between women and gay men captivated the American media in the opening decade of the 21st century. John Portmann places this curious phenomenon in its historical context, examining the changing social attitudes towards gay men in the postwar period and how their relationships with women have been portrayed in the media. As women and gay men both struggled toward social equality in the late 20th century, some women understood that defending gay men – who were often accused of effeminacy – was in their best interest. Joining forces carried both political and personal implications. Straight women used their influence with men to prevent bullying and combat homophobia. Beyond the bureaucratic fray, women found themselves in transformed roles with respect to gay men – as their mothers, sisters, daughters, caregivers, spouses, voters, employers and best friends. In the midst of social hostility to gay men during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, a significant number of gay women volunteered to comfort the afflicted and fight reigning sexual values. Famous women such as Elizabeth Taylor and Barbra Streisand threw their support behind a detested minority, while countless ordinary women did the same across America. Portmann celebrates not only women who made the headlines but also those who did not. Looking at the links between the women's liberation and gay rights movements, and filled with concrete examples of personal and political relationships between straight women and gay men, Women and Gay Men in the Postwar Period is an engaging and accessible study which will be of interest to students and scholars of 20th- and 21st century social and gender history.

CAUTION Men in Trees

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Author: Darrell Spencer
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
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CAUTION Men in Trees by Darrell Spencer Book Resume:

The nine stories of CAUTION Men in Trees capture the pressure, need, and frequent helplessness of people confronted with intractable reality. As suggested by the collection's epigraph from Superman—"Did you say kryptonite?"—the characters in these stories have reached a point where they realize that parts of their lives are coming undone, and that their own thoughts and actions—or, frequently, the failure to act soon enough—are the cause. Though settings and situations vary, the same sense of overwhelming urgency recurs throughout the collection. The stories reflect a world distressed by conflict and settings fraught with the occurrences of personal violence. Against the background of the O. J. Simpson trial, a man refuses to assist in a friend's suicide and realizes that he has been avoiding many unpleasant truths about himself and his life. A son faced with his father's debilitating stroke sees that he must ultimately confront the mortality and feelings of grief that he has been concealing. In the title story, the film Bugsy and talk about the disappointing reality of pop-culture heroes set the scene for a husband's frightening confrontation with his own limitations. The shock of stark revelation combines with tightly wound chains of suggestive events to create a collection of gripping, edgy stories about characters who, however battered, survive.

Seinfeld FAQ

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Author: Nicholas Nigro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Kinderculture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Shirley R. Steinberg
Publisher: Routledge
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Kinderculture by Shirley R. Steinberg Book Resume:

America is a corporatized society defined by a culture of consumerism, and the youth market is one of the groups that corporations target most. By marketing directly to children, through television, movies, radio, video games, toys, books, and fast food, advertisers have produced a 'kinderculture'. In this eye-opening book, editor Shirley R. Steinberg reveals the profound impact that our purchasing-obsessed culture has on our children and argues that the experience of childhood has been reshaped into something that is prefabricated. Analyzing the pervasive influence of these corporate productions, top experts in the fields of education, sociology, communications, and cultural studies contribute incisive essays that students, parents, educators, and general readers will find insightful and entertaining. Including seven new chapters, this third edition is thoroughly updated with examinations of the icons that shape the values and consciousness of today's children, including Twilight, True Blood, and vampires, hip hop, Hannah Montana, Disney, and others.

Media Studies

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Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Abigail Gardner,Philip Rayner,Peter Wall
Publisher: Routledge
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Media Studies by Sarah Casey Benyahia,Abigail Gardner,Philip Rayner,Peter Wall Book Resume:

Bringing together key writings with original textbook material, the second edition of Media Studies: The Essential Resource explains central perspectives and concepts within Media Studies. Readers are introduced to a range of writing on media topics promoting an understanding of the subject from both contemporary and historical perspectives. The text is split into three parts covering Analysis and Perspectives, Media Audiences and Ecologies and Creativities. The key areas of study are discussed, with accessible readings from essential theoretical texts and fully supported with an author commentary. Theoretical perspectives are used to analyse contemporary media forms and activities direct students to interrogate readings further and apply their learning. Encouraging critical and analytical study, Media Studies: The Essential Resource helps students to understand the main theories and theorists within Media Studies.

Princess Jellyfish

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Author: Akiko Higashimura
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
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FASHIONING A FAIRY TALE The night of the fashion show for Tsukimi and Kuranosuke’s Jelly Fish brand has finally arrived. They pulled out all the stops to make Amamizu-kan into an enchanting wonderland–even Mayaya has transformed into a chic model! The show brings some much-needed attention to the retro building, but will the exposure be enough to save the Amars and their home? When their fashion line becomes a hit success, the girls scramble to satisfy their customers. With the help of their new colleague Nisha, a savvy Indian expat who knows all about the textile industry, they just might make it work!…But is Tsukimi ready to leave her quiet life behind for good?

Herbert Spencer: Collected Writings

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Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Routledge
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Herbert Spencer: Collected Writings by Herbert Spencer Book Resume:

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) was regarded by the Victorians as the foremost philosopher of the age, the prophet of evolution at a time when the idea had gripped the popular imagination. Until recently Spencer's posthumous reputation rested almost excusively on his social and political thought, which has itself frequently been subject to serious misrepresentation. But historians of ideas now recognise that an acquaintance with Spencer's thought is essential for the proper understanding of many aspects of Victorian intellectual life, and the present selection is designed to answer this need. It provides a cross-section of Spencer's works from his more popular and approachable essays to a number of the volumes of the Synthetic Philosophy itself. Volume III: Social Statics, Or the Conditions Essential to Human Happiness specified and then the fifst of them Developed.

The New Queer Aesthetic on Television

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Author: James R. Keller,Leslie Stratyner
Publisher: McFarland
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The New Queer Aesthetic on Television by James R. Keller,Leslie Stratyner Book Resume:

Television is awash with newly embraced gay and lesbian themes that have crossed over into the collective pop culture of America. Dramas like Queer As Folk and The L Word, comedies like Will & Grace,and even reality shows including the popular Queer Eye for the Straight Guy signify a new commercial acceptance of homosexuality that has never been seen before in the United States. However, the increasing exposure has prompted critics to argue that the gay and lesbian representation on television is oversimplified and is rife with one-dimensional characters. Ultimately, the viewers will decide the future of homosexuality and homosexual characters on television. The text offers essays that explore such topics as the politics of representation and the clash of progressive and regressive social agendas in television and the emphasis on the search for a space for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered within the mainstream media. The book contains criticisms of characters in such shows as Six Feet Under, Queer As Folk, Friends and Ellen.

What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

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Author: Thomas N. Hart
Publisher: Paulist Press
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At the Beginning of the Second Millennium, Men Are cautiously seeking alternative models of masculinity. They ask: Can I be a feeling person without being spineless? Can I welcome liberated women without losing my own freedom? Do I dare be friendly with gay men? Can I be a caring lover, husband, dad -- successful in the marketplace -- while still honoring my authentic maleness? This book gives men a chance to explore and dialogue with that emerging self. It is not just a book to read; it is a book to do. Interactive features allow men to face and heal boyhood wounds, recognize stored-up anger, deal with the strains of the workplace, and commit more deeply to relationships. Book jacket.

Rethinking MSM, Trans* and other Categories in HIV Prevention

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Author: Amaya G. Perez-Brumer,Richard Parker,Peter Aggleton
Publisher: Routledge
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Rethinking MSM, Trans* and other Categories in HIV Prevention by Amaya G. Perez-Brumer,Richard Parker,Peter Aggleton Book Resume:

As the HIV epidemic moves into its fourth decade, it is clear that the global response has failed to adequately address the needs of a wide range of vulnerable populations and groups. Chief among these are gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and transgender persons, who globally face the disproportional burden of HIV infection. This volume rethinks HIV prevention and health promotion for sexual and gender minorities – in both the industrialised societies of the West, as well as in the developing nations of the Global South. The chapters it contains offer a critical analysis of past and present HIV research employing categories to designate gay and other men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and/or other persons and communities with diverse gender and sexual identities. Contributors question the politics of many of the existing classifications and categories in HIV research and argue for a more sophisticated analysis of gender and sexual diversity in order to tackle the social and political barriers that impede the design of successful HIV prevention and health promotion approaches. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Public Health.

Between Men and Feminism (RLE Feminist Theory)

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Author: David Porter
Publisher: Routledge
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Between Men and Feminism (RLE Feminist Theory) by David Porter Book Resume:

Between Men and Feminism had its origins in a lively colloquium at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1990. It discusses how two decades of feminism have affected the ways men define their own masculinities, and how they have responded in their own social, sexual and political lives to the challenges posed by the evolving feminist critiques of patriarchy and maleness itself. The collection contains a great diversity of approaches from Britain and North America. It includes viewpoints from academics, a poet, an educational researcher and the members of an active men’s group. Gay issues feature prominently, as do psychoanalytical views, and a number of the pieces provide a refreshingly personal and practical outlook. Between Men and Feminism shows men finding their own way within the spaces feminism has opened to them, rediscovering their own gendered voices and participating in the transformation of controllong ideologies in their daily lives. These very readable accounts will appeal not only to students in the social sciences and gender studies, but to all men who find themselves responding to the feminist challenge.

The Basic Humor Process

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Author: Robert L. Latta
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children

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Author: Steven Gutstein,Rachelle K Sheely
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children by Steven Gutstein,Rachelle K Sheely Book Resume:

Friendship, even for the most able, requires hard work, and the odds are heavily stacked against those with autism spectrum conditions. Designed for younger children, typically between the ages of two and eight, this comprehensive set of enjoyable activities emphasizes foundation skills such as social referencing, regulating behavior, conversational reciprocity and synchronized actions. The authors include many objectives to plan and evaluate a child's progress, each one related to a specific exercise. Suitable for parental use, the manual is also designed for easy implementation in schools and in therapeutic settings.


Discharge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ron Belpedio
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Discharge is the comic story of four gay sailors being released from the Navy in 1995. While stationed in Western Australia, Hospital Corpsman Mickey Matlin, the married father of two young children, is discovered in an intimate situation with 19-year-old Seaman Apprentice Eddie Vasquez. Journalist Jon Gates is dumped by the base dentist at the same time, and in a somewhat dramatic fashion, he informs the Legal Officer he is gay and requests a release from the Navy ASAP. No hard feelings. He simply wants to be free of the military in the same way Elizabeth Taylor wanted to be rid of Eddie Fisher after she met Richard Burton. Arrangements are made for the sailors to journey to Treasure Island, off the coast of San Francisco. In Perth, they meet up with Machinists Mate Lawrence Watts who is also en route to the states for a medical discharge. Their travels take them through New Zealand, Sidney, and Honolulu. They consider the trip a last fling of sorts that is, until they reach Treasure Island where they are tossed into a daytime jail disciplinary barracks, which allows them evening liberty in San Francisco. There is screaming and some sex, as each man struggles to construct a new life outside of the military. Young Vasquez deals with coming out issues. Watts learns to accept his HIV status, and Mickey Matlin must confront his wife, who joins them in San Francisco from their rural Illinois home. Their stories are related through letters, journal entries, and other fairy tales that document their military discharges.

Living Upside Down

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Author: John Hickman
Publisher: John Hickman
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Living Upside Down by John Hickman Book Resume:

Sue and Roger attempt to resolve family conflicts and improve their living standards by migrating with their two small children from England to the warmer Great Southern Land to become 'fair dinkum Aussies'. Set from the 1970s, buckle up for a bittersweet roller-coast ride as they encounter the British Australia House, a homicidal charter flight to Australia, an immigration hostel, and befriend true blue Aussies who are suspicious of 'ten pound poms' and anyone who whinges or drinks tea, rather than coffee or beer! Their adventure takes an unexpected right turn as they experience life in a Pacific Archipelago for a while. This is an inspirational, laugh-out-loud story of one small family's triumph over unbelievable odds. Their adventures and challenges of job satisfaction, fishing, family, cultural differences, and death is told with a self-deprecating humour - as Roger and Sue inherit the Aussie witticism.

Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults

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Author: Steven Gutstein,Rachelle K Sheely
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults by Steven Gutstein,Rachelle K Sheely Book Resume:

Remove our emotional bonds with family, colleagues and friends and few of us would want to go on living. Yet establishing and maintaining such bonds is particularly difficult for people on the autism spectrum. This volume contains over 200 enjoyable and stimulating activities and exercises ranging over the entire gamut of social and emotional development, and is applicable to anyone, regardless of diagnosis, but will be particularly valuable for those on the autism spectrum. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress and objectives is included. A companion website, free to purchasers provides a wealth of further information and support.

How to Escape

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Author: Crispin Sartwell
Publisher: SUNY Press
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How to Escape by Crispin Sartwell Book Resume:

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell. Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sartwell has relentlessly insisted on an ethos rooted in unadorned honesty with oneself and a healthy skepticism of others. This volume of selected popular writings combines music and art criticism with personal memoir about addiction and rebellion, as well as cultural commentary on race, sexuality, cynicism, and the meaning of life. “Crispin Sartwell deserves to be recognized as the heir to a distinctively American intellectual legacy. Like the American ‘cynics’ he loves—Twain, Bierce, Mencken—he is fiercely individualistic, deeply antiauthoritarian, and slavishly aligned with no creed or academic discipline. He uses his significant erudition not to escape the ordinary or himself, but rather to let loose riches—of insight, suffering, and beauty—through a relentless examination of life, culture, and reality. Sartwell is also, in my opinion, the best philosophical prose stylist of his generation. His writing—crystalline, vivid, and intoxicating—is an uncontrollable substance. And though Sartwell swaggers, provokes, and sometimes infuriates, he does so with a tacit humility and self-scrutiny, which empowers readers to follow his example and convert their own rage into beauty.” — Elizabeth Walden, Bryant University “Crispin Sartwell is the most important philosophical voice of his generation. He has risen into the public consciousness in the last two decades due to his controversial views on social, political, and cultural subjects. Through television appearances, journalism, and blogging, along with his numerous scholarly books, he has made a reputation as a thinker of serious thoughts. Yet, there is a lightness to his world that is irreverent, fun, and entertaining. These essays reflect some of his best writing from the past fifteen years. They are highly readable, but they are also profound reflections on the subjects that will draw many of us into deeper ponderings about the meaning of life, or, more to the point, the meaning of our lives.” — Randall Auxier, author of Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce