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Orienting Feminism

Orienting Feminism
Media, Activism and Cultural Representation

by Catherine Dale,Rosemary Overell

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-03-09
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 3319706608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Sexuality, Authenticity, Celebrity

by Michael Lovelock

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-04-24
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 3030142159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

I'm Not a Girl

I'm Not a Girl
A Transgender Story

by Maddox Lyons,Jessica Verdi

  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1250792916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana Simpson. Nobody seems to understand that Hannah is not a girl. His parents ask why he won't wear the cute outfits they pick out. His friend thinks he must be a tomboy. His teacher insists he should be proud to be a girl. But a birthday wish, a new word, and a stroke of courage might be just what Hannah needs to finally show the world who he really is. A 2021 Rainbow Book List Recommended Reading Selection

Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT-themed Texts in Schools

Queer and Trans Perspectives on Teaching LGBT-themed Texts in Schools
A Book

by Mollie V. Blackburn,Caroline T. Clark,Wayne J. Martino

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-12-07
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1351346040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
The Changing Landscape

by Bruce E. Drushel

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1000287114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Keywords

by Anne M. Harris,Stacy Holman Jones,Sandra L. Faulkner,Eloise D. Brook

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1134869282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Queer Literacy Framework

by sj Miller

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 113756766X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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!
Speeches by young people to empower and inspire

by Adora Svitak

  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release : 2020-02-25
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1781319510
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Rainbow Assemblage

by Adrian D. Martin,Kathryn J. Strom

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2019-03-01
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1641136197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Mark D. Ransom

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2009-08-04
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9781462835195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Madness of Crowds

The Madness of Crowds
Gender, Race and Identity; THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

by Douglas Murray

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-17
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1472959949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data

by Austin Ruse

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-07-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1621576140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by A. Jesús Moya-Guijarro,Eija Ventola

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-11-16
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1000456064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights

Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights
A Book

by Eric Braun

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1467796654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Love Poems

by Nikki Giovanni

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-06
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0061984094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Rebecca L. Thomas

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-05-23
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 1610698207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Murders at Fleat House

The Murders at Fleat House
Be the First to Discover the Exhilarating Crime Novel from the Author of the Bestselling The Seven Sisters Series

by Lucinda Riley

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2022-05-26
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1529094984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Murders at Fleat House is a suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley. The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen’s – a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk – is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident. But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. Jazz has her own private reasons for stepping away from her police career in London, and reluctantly agrees to front the investigation as a favour to her old boss. Reunited with her loyal sergeant Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish’s tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn. Charlie is exposed as an arrogant bully, and those around him had both motive and opportunity to switch the drugs he took daily to control his epilepsy. As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons . . . Then, a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Because Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined . . .

Easy Jazz Guitar Solos

Easy Jazz Guitar Solos
A Book

by ALAN DE MAUSE

  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release : 2011-02-25
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1610655516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book covers the basics of the middle-of-the-road swing and bebop-era jazz guitar style. Includes traditional tunes, exercises, and original pieces by seasoned jazz instructor and author Alan de Mause, plus an audio CD with 16 tracks that parallel the book's content. Written in standard notation and tablature, this modest 24-page book is particularly strong in introducing jazz rhythms and phrasing. the author addresses accents, guitar technique, and the concepts of swing, form, dynamics, and improvisation in an easily understood fashion. Frequent, elaborate performance notes and the recorded examples make this book/CD set of particular interest to the beginning jazz guitarist.

Double Deception

Double Deception
A Book

by Ford D. Barrett

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2011-08
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1462885500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Jennifer Miller

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2022-06-15
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1496840011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.