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Faux Queen

By Monique Jenkinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1612942229
  • Publisher : Bywater Books
  • Pages : 201
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Faux Queen: A Life in Drag is the memoir of a ballet-obsessed girl who moves to San Francisco from the suburbs and finds her people at the drag club. It joyously chronicles Monique Jenkinson’s creation of her drag persona Fauxnique, the people and cultural practices that crash her identity into being, her journey through one of the most experimental moments in queer cultural history, and her rise through the nightlife underground to become the first cisgender woman crowned as a major pageant-winning drag queen. Jenkinson finds authenticity through the glee of drag artifice and articulation through the immediacy of performing bodies. She pens a valentine to gay men and their culture while relaying the making of an open-minded feminist and queer ally. Faux Queen finds deep healing in irreverence and posits that it might be possible for us to come together in fabulous difference on the dance floor.

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In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat, we expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming. We include intersectional perspectives on the experiences of diverse players, non-players and designers and promote inclusive designs for broadening access and participation in gaming, design and development. Contributors from media studies, gender studies, game studies, educational design, learning sciences, computer science, and game development examine who plays, how they play, where and what they play, why they play (or choose not to play), and with whom they play. This volume further explores how we can diversify access, participation and design for more inclusive play and learning.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

By Heather L. Armstrong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610698754
  • Total of Pages : 859
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-sex-and-sexuality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Providing a comprehensive framework for the broad subject of human sexuality, this two-volume set offers a context of historical development, scientific discovery, and sociopolitical and sociocultural movements. The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and crimes such as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. The two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture. Themes that run throughout the volumes include sexual health and reproduction, sexual identity and orientation, sexual behaviors and expression, the history of sex and sexology, and sex and society. Entries cover a breadth of subjects, such as the major contributors to the field of sexology; the biological, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality; and how the modern-day political climate and the government play a major role in determining attitudes and beliefs about sex. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this set is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers. Explores the important yet often controversial nature of human sexuality through a carefully curated selection of entries that provide clear yet sensitive coverage of the topic Includes a thorough treatment of the understanding of sexual behaviors in individuals and relationships that contextualizes models of sexuality related to contemporary lifestyles Defines common terms related to sexual and gender identity as well as their application to the modern-day understanding of sexual behavior Further readings sections at the end of each entry guide readers toward additional information

Dairy Queens

By Meredith Martin
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674059476
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: dairy-queens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Though Meredith Martin is primarily an art historian, this book goes way beyond art history. It examines “pleasure dairies,” built by the French aristocracy to be sites of leisure, healing, and simple luxury, from the vantage point of cultural studies as well as social and political history. The traditional historical narrative, still deeply resonant, is that these dairies were little more than frivolous excess or attempts to imagine “common life” by people so wealthy they could not even imagine poverty. But Martin complicates this picture. She examines the social, cultural, and political uses of these dairies, showing that they were in fact instrumental as sites that both reinforced and challenged definitions of femininity. The dairies provided strategic venues for noble women to assert their status and identity while at the same time appearing to retreat from power. They served the functions of a spa, where fresh milk and beautiful scenery helped women recover their health. They also are tangible evidence of the new valorization of country living, which was expressed also in political debates about improving the countryside and reforming the aristocracy, especially elite women.

Reframing Drag

By Kayte Stokoe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429857748
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: reframing-drag.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reframing Drag provides a critical survey of French and Anglo-American queer and feminist theorizations of drag performance, placing these approaches in a dialogue with contemporary drag practice and the representation of drag in three literary texts. Challenging pervasive assumptions circulating in existing queer and feminist analyses of drag performance, the author identifi es and questions three recurring ideas which have shaped the landscape of drag research: the argument that drag performances either uphold or subvert oppressive gender norms, the assumption that drag involves performing as the ‘opposite sex’, and the belief that drag can shed light on gender performativity. Informed by a range of gender and queer theory, this work contends that an intersectional, transfeminist approach to drag performance can provide richer, more nuanced understandings of drag and, unlike the ‘opposite sex’ narrative, acknowledges the gender diversity at work in current drag scenes.

The Essence of Magic

By Paris Dixon
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  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Book Code : 1646568516
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: the-essence-of-magic.pdf

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Young and powerful Vita Omnia, First Daughter and Royal Witch of the Queendom of Travéttica, has selected one of her twelve magic-restoring Vessels to become her life-mate. And not a moment too soon, as her Day of Achievement before the Royal Coven is fast approaching. Viral and strong, sexy and alluring, Bron D'Extrian has won Vita's heart, and she finally confesses her love to him. Like her Witch Mothers before her, she has chosen well, and with Bron at her side for life, Vita envisions future generations of formidable Witches and sagacious Warlock Advisors to successfully lead the largest country on the planet B'Atrani into future centuries. But rumors flourish that one of Vita's sisters has eyes for the throne, intending to enslave all B'Atrani's mortals and conquer peaceful lands. Before she discovers the vile plot, however, Vita is imperiled. But will Bron D'Extrian, along with Vita's other loyal Vessels, be able to gift her with superior magical strength before it's too late?

James Fitzjames

By William Battersby
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459710738
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: james-fitzjames.pdf

Book Short Summary:

James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition completely disappeared and he never returned. Its fate is one of history’s last great unsolved mysteries, as were the origins and background of James Fitzjames – until now. Fitzjames packed a great deal into his thirty-two years. He had sailed an iron paddle steamer down the River Euphrates and fought with spectacular bravery in wars in Syria and China. But Fitzjames was not what he seemed. He concealed several secrets, including the scandal of his birth, the source of his influence and his plans for after the Franklin Expedition. In this first complete biography of the captain of the HMS Erebus, William Battersby draws extensively on Fitzjames’ personal letters and journals – most never published before – as well as official naval records, to strip away 200 years of misinformation and half-truths and enables us to understand for the first time this intriguing man and his significance for the Franklin Expedition.

A Thing Called Truth #4 (Of 5)

By Iolanda Zanfardino
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  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: a-thing-called-truth-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Our two troublemakers are only at the second stop of their journey, but something is changing between them. Even the headstrong Doctor Mag is starting to realize it. Meanwhile, someone at home notices DocÕs mysterious disappearance and draws the attention of the intimidating pharmaceutical company.

A Thing Called Truth

By Iolanda Zanfardino
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Book Code : 1534324232
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: a-thing-called-truth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance? Collects A THING CALLED TRUTH #1-5 Select praise for A THING CALLED TRUTH: “A fun, character-driven story that is sure to entertain and intrigue readers.” —Comic Book Resources “Pulls you in with this combination of excitement and endearment and keeps you entertained through its humor and raunchiness.” —Black Nerd Problems “​​Both lighthearted and highly dramatic. This story twists and turns (both figuratively and literally).” —Multiversity Comics “I am literally dying to see what happens next.” —Fangirl Nation "

SOCIAL PSYCH 6

By Karen Kellock
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CHAMPION GUIDES
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: social-psych-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW PSYCH THEORY by Karen Kellock Ph.D., Psychologist & Proverb Author. The cause of mental illness is other people: be shocked into a new world view seeing mental illness in a new light. Elite Review: " Koestler [1962] shows all discoveries blend art with science. Vivid poetic images combined with rock-solid psychology show the tyranny of groups vs. the individual: collective insanity, the contagion of lunacy. What does it take to be a champion in a sea of sharks? That’s the essence of this work. The writing is subtle, witty, clever and highly accurate. The therapy: open the book anywhere". Mansell Pattison M.D., Postdoctoral Sponsor at UCI School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. Ph.D. Political Psychology (UCI) Postdoctoral: UCI School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, NIMH/NIAAA Grants to develop a theory of System Pathology. SOCIAL PSYCH 6 contains: IT'S ALL GOOD, QUEEN BEE, FOOLS & TRAMPS, RETURNING TO FIRST NATURE.

Black Queer Studies

By E. Patrick Johnson,Mae G. Henderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822387220
  • Total of Pages : 393
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: black-queer-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States. Bringing together essays by established and emergent scholars, this collection assesses the strengths and weaknesses of prior work on race and sexuality and highlights the theoretical and political issues at stake in the nascent field of black queer studies. Including work by scholars based in English, film studies, black studies, sociology, history, political science, legal studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, the volume showcases the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the black queer studies project. The contributors consider representations of the black queer body, black queer literature, the pedagogical implications of black queer studies, and the ways that gender and sexuality have been glossed over in black studies and race and class marginalized in queer studies. Whether exploring the closet as a racially loaded metaphor, arguing for the inclusion of diaspora studies in black queer studies, considering how the black lesbian voice that was so expressive in the 1970s and 1980s is all but inaudible today, or investigating how the social sciences have solidified racial and sexual exclusionary practices, these insightful essays signal an important and necessary expansion of queer studies. Contributors. Bryant K. Alexander, Devon Carbado, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Keith Clark, Cathy Cohen, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jewelle Gomez, Phillip Brian Harper, Mae G. Henderson, Sharon P. Holland, E. Patrick Johnson, Kara Keeling, Dwight A. McBride, Charles I. Nero, Marlon B. Ross, Rinaldo Walcott, Maurice O. Wallace

KELLOCK PSYCH TEXTBOOKS: FULL 22

By Karen Kellock
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CHAMPION GUIDES
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 6344
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: kellock-psych-textbooks.pdf

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KELLOCK PSYCH TEXTBOOKS: Manual for Superior Men. 22 Volumes NEW PSYCH THEORY by Karen Kellock Ph.D., Psychologist & Proverb Author. The cause of mental illness is other people: be shocked into a new world view seeing mental illness in a new light. Elite Review: " Koestler [1962] shows all discoveries blend art with science. Vivid poetic images combined with rock-solid psychology show the tyranny of groups vs. the individual: collective insanity, the contagion of lunacy. What does it take to be a champion in a sea of sharks? That’s the essence of this work. The writing is subtle, witty, clever and highly accurate. The therapy: open the book anywhere". Mansell Pattison M.D., Postdoctoral Sponsor at UCI School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. Ph.D. Political Psychology (UCI) Postdoctoral: UCI School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, NIMH/NIAAA Grants to develop a theory of System Pathology. Cover by Blaze Goldburst