Looking Queer:

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

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



Description • Table of Contents • Reviews

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Looking Queer by Dawn Atkins

SECTION A: WOMEN, WIMMIN, WOMYN

PART 1: CONSTRUCTING OURSELVES
Beauty Is a Beast by Amy Edgington
Living into My Body by Nancy Barron
Beauty Mandates and the Appearance Obsession: Are Lesbians Any Better Off? by Anna Myers, Jennifer Taub, Jessica F. Morris and Esther D. Rothblum
Resistance and Reinscription: Sexual Identity and Body Image Among Lesbian and Bisexual
Women by Sara Auerbach and Rebekah Bradley
Contradictions of the Spirit: Theories and Realities of Lesbian Body Image by Naomi Tucker
Lesbians and the (Re/De)Construction of the Female Body by Diane Griffin Crowder

PART 2: LOOKING DYKE
The Ugly Dyke by Wendy Chapkis
Woman Eats Brownies, Gets Laid by Greta Christina
Professionally Q: A Day in the Life of a Career Counselor by Christine Cress
The Beauty Norm: A Femme Strikes Back by Anna Myers
It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity by Kate Woolfe
Hair Piece by Andrea Askowitz
Out-of-Body Experiences by Michele Spring-Moore
Movement by Amy Edgington

PART 3: SEARCHING A WAY OUT
Vanishing Point by Margo Solod
Autobiographical Slices: Life in the Queer Kitchen by Amy Gilley
That Other Girl Who Is Not Me by Alexa Leigh
Moving Like a Dyke by Clancy McKenna
Tattoo Me by Catherine Lundolf
PART 4: A WOMAN'S LOVE HEALS Mirror by Nina Silver Big Grrl by Drama Rose Ode to My Vibrator by Susanna Trnka Dressing Room Blues by Claire Hueholt My Ideal Becoming Real by Susie Bullington

PART 5: COMING OUT, LEAVING BEHIND
Coming Out by Darcy Wakefield
Power, Beauty, and Dykes by Silva Tenenbein
My Big Fat Body by Anna Snoute
My Mother's Journals by Jo Schneiderman
Be, Being, Becoming by Michelle Bancroft
Boogeywoman by Amy Edgington

SECTION B: ONE, BOTH, NEITHER

PART 6: CROSSING THE DIVIDE
The Razor's Edge: Walking the Fine Line of the Self by Julie Waters
My Life As an Erroneous Sonogram by Marcelle Cook-Daniels and Loree Cook-Daniels
Holding My Breath Underwater by Michael Hernandez

PART 7: SQUARE PEGS
Affronting Reason by Cheryl Chase
In(to)Visibility: Intersexuality in the Field of Queer by Morgan Holmes
Agdistis' Children: Living Bi-Gendered in a Single-Gendered World by Raven Kaldera

PART 8: BOYZ, GRRLS, QUEERS
Flunking Basic Gender Training: Butches and Butch Style Today by Sherrie A. lnness
Frankly Feminine: Rejecting and Embracing Standards for Beauty by Laura Cole
Faggot Rant by Sandra Lee Golvin
Beautiful Boy: A Girl's Own Story by Boye

SECTION C: BEYOND THE PALE

PART 9: COLOR VISION
"I" is for Intersection: At the Crux of Black and White and Gay and Straight by Layli Phillips
Piece of Man: Redefining the Myths Around the Black Male Phallus by Conrad R. Pegues
Mapping My Desire: Hunting Down the Male Erotic in India and America by Sandip Roy
"Undressing the Oriental Boy": The Gay Asian in the Social Imaginary of the Gay White Male by Paul EeNam Park Hagland
I Like My Chi-I-sa-i Body Now by Donna Tsuyuko Tanigawa

PART 10: ACCESS TO THE LOOK
When Pigs Have Wings by Mark O'Brien
Inside/Outside by Julia Dolphin Trahan
Body Language by Kenny Fries
The Imperfections of Beauty: On Being Gay and Disabled by Kenny Fries
Love Poem by Kenny Fries

SECTION D: MEN, BOYS, AND TROLLS

PART I 1: THE UNIFORM DOESN'T FIT
Queer Crash Test Dummies: Theory, Aging, and Embodied Problematics by Dean Kiley
Laws of Desire: Has Our Imagery Become Overidealized? by William J. Mann
A Matter of Size by Patrick Giles
Justify My Love Handles: How the Queer Community Trims the Fat by Jay Blotcher
Fatness and the Feminized Man by Ganapati S. Durgadas

PART 12: FEELING THE BURN
But to Hear THEM Tell It . . . Or: Looksism, Beauty's Evil Stepsister by Gene-Michael Higney
Reps by Jim Provenzano
Your Dreamworld Is Just About to End by Frank Martinez Lester
Learning the F Words by John Stoltenberg

PART 13: REENVISIONING MEN
Why I Hate The Beatles and The Supremes by Ozzie Diaz-Duque
If Only I Were Cute: Looksism and Internalized Homophobia in the Gay Male Community by Andrew J. Feraios
More Than a Sum of Parts: Rescuing the Male Body from Fundamentalism by Darrell g.h. Schramm
Skinny, "White" Chicks and Hung, Buff Boys: Queer Sex Spaces and Their Discontents by Jill Nagle

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