Looking Queer:

Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Communities

Edited by Dawn Atkins, MA, 1998, Haworth Press Inc.

DescriptionTable of ContentsReviews


"Offers searing, gutsy, and political accounts of lookism in and out of queer communities. . . . This book deserves room on the bookshelf with feminist writing that aims to account for race, class, and sexuality and with scholarship that keeps the body at the center of focus."

Becky Thompson, PhD,
Associate Professor of Sociology,
Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts;
Author, So Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating Problems

"This may be the first collection to attack the demons of body fascism head-on. If nothing else, these essays assure those of us unable to meet the expectations of physical ideals that we are not alone."

William Leap
Department of Anthropology
American University, Washington, DC

"This powerful book fills a glaring hole in ‘queer' studies. . . . It should be required reading for all courses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender experience."

Mickey Eliason
Director, Sexuality Studies Program
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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