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Looking queer : body image and identity in lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities

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  • Creator Dawn Atkins, editor
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Haworth Press, 1998.
  • Physical Details
    • pages cm
  • ISBNs 9780789004635, 0789004631
  • OCLC ocm38519315


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Looking Queer / Dawn Atkins -- Beauty Is a Beast / Amy Edgington -- Living into My Body / Nancy Barron -- Beauty Mandates and the Appearance Obsession: Are Lesbians Any Better Off? / Anna Myers, Jennifer Taub and Jessica F. Morris -- Resistance and Reinscription: Sexual Identity and Body Image Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women / Sara Auerbach and Rebekah Bradley -- Contradictions of the Spirit: Theories and Realities of Lesbian Body Image / Naomi Tucker -- Lesbians and the (Re/De)Construction of the Female Body / Diane Griffin Crowder -- The Ugly Dyke / Wendy Chapkis -- Woman Eats Brownies, Gets Laid / Greta Christina -- Professionally Q: A Day in the Life of a Career Counselor / Christine Cress -- The Beauty Norm: A Femme Strikes Back / Anna Myers -- It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity / Kate Woolfe -- Hair Piece / Andrea Askowitz -- Out-of-Body Experiences / Michele Spring-Moore -- Movement / Amy Edgington -- Vanishing Point / Margo Solod -- Autobiographical Slices: Life in the Queer Kitchen / Amy Gilley -- That Other Girl Who Is Not Me / Alexa Leigh -- Moving Like a Dyke / Clancy McKenna -- Tattoo Me / Catherine Lundoff -- Mirror / Nina Silver -- Big Grrl / Drama Rose -- Ode to My Vibrator / Susanna Trnka -- Dressing Room Blues / Claire Hueholt -- My Ideal Becoming Real / Susie Bullington -- Coming Out / Darcy Wakefield -- Power, Beauty, and Dykes / Silva Tenenbein -- My Big Fat Body / Anna Snoute -- My Mother's Journals / Jo Schneiderman -- Be, Being, Becoming / Michelle Bancroft -- Boogeywoman / Amy Edgington -- The Razor's Edge: Walking the Fine Line of the Self / Julie Waters -- My Life As an Erroneous Sonogram / Marcelle Cook-Daniels and Loree Cook-Daniels -- Holding My Breath Underwater / Michael Hernandez -- Affronting Reason / Cheryl Chase -- In(to)Visibility: Intersexuality in the Field of Queer / Morgan Holmes -- Agdistis' Children: Living Bi-Gendered in a Single-Gendered World / Raven Kaldera -- Flunking Basic Gender Training: Butches and Butch Style Today / Sherrie A. Inness -- Frankly Feminine: Rejecting and Embracing Standards for Beauty / Laura Cole -- Faggot Rant / Sandra Lee Golvin -- Beautiful Boy: A Girl's Own Story / Boye -- "I" is for Intersection: At the Crux of Black and White and Gay and Straight / Layli Phillips -- Piece of Man: Redefining the Myths Around the Black Male Phallus / Conrad R. Pegues -- Mapping My Desire: Hunting Down the Male Erotic in India and America / Sandip Roy -- "Undressing the Oriental Boy": The Gay Asian in the Social Imaginary of the Gay White Male / Paul EeNam Park Hagland -- I Like My Chi-i-sa-i Body Now / Donna Tsuyuko Tanigawa -- When Pigs Have Wings / Mark O'Brien -- Inside/Outside / Julia Dolphin Trahan -- Body Language / Kenny Fries -- The Imperfections of Beauty: On Being Gay and Disabled / Kenny Fries -- Love Poem / Kenny Fries -- Queer Crash Test Dummies: Theory, Aging, and Embodied Problematics / Dean Kiley -- Laws of Desire: Has Our Imagery Become Overidealized? / William J. Mann -- A Matter of Size / Patrick Giles -- Justify My Love Handles: How the Queer Community Trims the Fat / Jay Blotcher -- Fatness and the Feminized Man / Ganapati S. Durgadas -- But to Hear THEM Tell It ... Or: Looksism, Beauty's Evil Stepsister / Gene-Michael Higney -- Reps / Jim Provenzano -- Your Dreamworld Is Just About to End / Frank Martinez Lester -- Learning the F Words / John Stoltenberg -- Why I Hate The Beatles and The Supremes / Ozzie Diaz-Duque -- If Only I Were Cute: Looksism and Internalized Homophobia in the Gay Male Community / Andrew J. Feraios -- More Than a Sum of Parts: Rescuing the Male Body from Fundamentalism / Darrell g. h. Schramm -- Skinny, "White" Chicks and Hung, Buff Boys: Queer Sex Spaces and Their Discontents / Jill Nagle