Into the Closet Gender and Cross dressing in Children s Fiction

Author: Victoria Flanagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136777296
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Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s narratives, raising a number of significant issues relating to the ideological construction of masculinity and femininity in books for younger readers. Many literary and cultural critics have studied the cultural significance of adult cross-dressing, yet although cross-dressing representations are plentiful in children’s literature and film, very little critical attention has been paid to this subject to date. Into the Closet fills this critical gap. Cross-dressing demonstrates how gender is symbolically constructed through various items of clothing and apparel. It also has the ability to deconstruct notions of problematizing the relationship between sex and gender. Into the Closet is an important book for academics, teachers, and parents because it demonstrates how cross-dressing, rather than being taboo, is frequently used in children’s literature and film as a strategy to educate (or enculturate) children about gender.

Bodies Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Kate Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230354122
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

Youth Internet Habits and Mental Health An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America E Book

Author: Kristopher Kaliebe
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323582990
Format: PDF
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This timely issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, edited by Drs. Paul Weigle and Kristopher Kaliebe will focus on Internet Habits and Youth Mental Health. Topics discussed in the volume include, but are not limited to: Creation of a family media plan: how tech affects family dynamics and family therapy; Interplay between media habits and development from preschool through adolescence; Interplay between Autism and media habits; Interplay between Depression and media habits including online expression of suicidality and cutting; Interplay between Behaviorally disordered youth and media habits, including violent VG, cyberbullying; Eating disorders, obesity and online engagement; Internet Gaming Disorder (and tech addictions) Treatment; Sexting and online pornography engagement; Interplay between disadvantaged, gender non-conforming and minority youth and media habits; and Media sub-cultures and their intersection with mental illness.

Becoming Women

Author: Carla Rice
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442668261
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

Author: Robert T. Francoeur
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826414885
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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--A completely updated one-volume edition of the 4-volume International Encyclopedia of Sexuality--Includes nearly 60 countries and places--12 not previously covered--by more than 200 authorities--It is the only reference work of its kind in any language

Die Gabe

Author: Naomi Alderman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364121985X
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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Wenn du stirbst zieht dein ganzes Leben an dir vorbei sagen sie

Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646921455
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Was wäre, wenn heute dein letzter Tag wäre? Was würdest du tun? Wen küssen? Und wie weit würdest du gehen, um dein Leben zu retten? Samantha ist hübsch, beliebt und hat den perfekten Freund. Der 12. Februar sollte für sie eigentlich ein ganz normaler Tag werden. Stattdessen ist es ihr letzter. Sie stirbt bei einem Autounfall – und wacht am Morgen desselben Tages wieder auf. Sieben Mal durchlebt Samantha diesen 12. Februar, um schließlich zu begreifen, was wirklich im Leben zählt.

Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction

Author: V. Flanagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137362065
Format: PDF, ePub
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Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.